Number of subdivision resource consents granted in residential zones
Number of new lots created in residential zones (with RMA section 224 approval)
Number of potential lots in residential zones (pending RMA section224 approval)
Purpose of indicator
Current information and trend
Source: Rotorua Lakes Council
All residential subdivision consents were for properties within the Residential B and C Zones. The table below details the intended character and amenity for the residential zones, based on their purpose and density.
*These are residential zones of the Operative Rotorua District Plan.
Subdivision is most likely in Residential B and C zones and least likely in Residential A zone. The Residential A Zone comprises largely Maori- owned land for which subdivision can only be approved by the Maori Land Court. There is no mandate for subdivision of Maori owned land to be processed by local government.
The Residential Lifestyle Zone is a relatively new zone created in 2010 as part of the Wharenui Road plan change. No subdivision applications or development have taken place in this zone to date. The Residential / Office zone currently has large lots, however there has been no subdivision of these lots during 2006/07 to 2011/12. A possible reason for this is that it is more economical for owners to rent premises to commercial business than subdivide the land.
Most new lots created were in the Residential B Zone (figure 3), with a small number of new lots in Residential C Zone (figure 4).
In reviewing the Operative Rotorua District Plan the issues shown in table 3 were identified for subdivision in the urban area.Table 3
Figure 4Source: Rotorua Lakes Council
- During the period of 2006/017 to 2011/12 a total of 169 subdivision consents granted, and a potential 557 new residential lots created.
- Of the 557 a total of 399 new lots have s224 approval. The remaining 158 lots remain as ‘potential’ lots pending s224 approval
- The number of subdivision related consents peaked in 2006/07 with a total of 50 consents granted due to the introduction of the development contributions policy.
- Low numbers of subdivision consents following 2007/08 is likely due to the global economic climate and resulting market forces
- Most subdivision consents in the residential environment were located in the Residential B Zone
Further information sources
To see the Operative Rotorua District Plan
To see the Proposed Rotorua District Plan
To make a submission on the Proposed Rotorua District Plan (closes 1st March 2013)
To see the Subdivision Lot Sizes Technical PaperClick here PDF
To see the Land Suitability and Subdivision Technical PaperClick here PDF
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