Plan Change 1 - Minor Changes

​Minor changes to the Operative Rotorua District Plan.

This plan change is now fully Operative (as of 26 August 2019).

The information below has been included for information purposes only.​


 

Notification of decisions on Plan Change 1: Minor Changes

Rotorua Lakes Council has made its decisions on Plan Change 1: Minor Changes.  The plan change is intended to clarify and improve the provisions for minor changes.

In summary, Council has accepted the commissioners’ recommendations on the plan change and the submissions.  

The key changes to the District Plan as a result of Plan Change 1:

  • the density rules/performance standards in the Rural and Residential Zones (additional household units, subsidiary household units), and the associated definition of Household Unit;
  • consistent references to site area ('net' or ‘gross’) within specific rules/performance standards;
  • Florey Heights, Tihi Road and Gallagher Street – rezoning the land back to Residential (Residential 1);
  • Household Unit Density (Apartments) within City Centre 1 and Commercial Zones.  Inclusion of additional Performance Standards, Assessment Criteria and a Policy relating to residential amenity associated with apartments;
  • Air Noise Area around Airport – Change of activity status from Prohibited to Non-Complying for new buildings and extensions to activities sensitive to aircraft noise and subdivisions;
  • Commercial 6 Zone (Trade Central) – Amendments to rules (default category, retailing and day spas);
  • Commercial outdoor recreation activities in Reserve Zones.
Relevant documents are available below:

What Has Occurred to Date:

Plan Change 1 corrects minor errors and inconsistencies in the District Plan and adds cross-references between sections where gaps have been identified. The most notable proposed amendments relate to:

  • a new definition of site which corrects an issue with cross lease titles;
  • the density rules/performance standards in the Rural and also Residential Zones (additional household units, subsidiary household units), and the associated definition of Household Unit;
  • consistent references to site area ('net' or not net) within associated rules/performance standards;
  • Florey Heights, Tihi Road and Gallagher Street – rezoning the land back to Residential (Residential 1);
  • Household Unit Density (Apartments), City Centre 1 and Commercial Zones. Inclusion of additional Performance Standards, Assessment Criteria and a Policy relating to residential amenity associated with apartments;
  • Air Noise Area around Airport – Change of activity status from Prohibited to Non-Complying for new buildings and extensions to activities sensitive to aircraft noise and subdivisions;
  • Commercial 6 Zone (Trade Central) – Amendments to rules (default category, retailing and day spas);
  • Commercial activities in Reserves.

With a number of the proposed changes no submissions have been received in opposition to the proposed changes.  Where there is no opposition to a proposed change, the rules and performance standards are 'treated as operative' (this means that the old rules are replaced by the proposed rules). The following document sets out which rules and performance standards are 'treated as operative':

Proposed Plan Change 1 - tracked changes showing provisions treated as operative post Further Submissions

Further submission documents

View Proposed Plan Change 1

Page reviewed: 16 Aug 2019 3:46pm