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Rural Residential Land Use Strategy

Wednesday August 22 2012

A large number of submissions were received from residents living in rural areas and other key stakeholders such as Federated Farmers, Horizons Regional Council and land transport representatives such as New Zealand Transport Authority and KiwiRail.

Quick Link to the document here. - PDF (1.6Mb)

Submissions helped define a rural land use hierarchy as follows:

  • Rural Producer (large farms).
  • Satellite Rural Residential (small clusters of lifestyle blocks on the fringe of the City).
  • Integrated Developments (new integrated rural subdivisions).
  • Existing Rural Residential Areas (established rural residential areas such as Moonshine Valley).

This hierarchy will support the Council's objective to protect high class soils for productive use.

The Strategy is one of a number of land use plans which have been prepared to assist the Council's Sectional District Plan Review being prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991.

The Strategy can be viewed here or at any branch of the Library, or at the Customer Service Centre, Squareside.