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Proposed Plan Change 23

Proposed Plan Change 23 seeks to rezone the former Hokowhitu Campus to Residential Zone to enable housing development.

Plan Change Status: Notified

Notified 17 May 2017 
Submissions Closed 15 June 2017
Further Submissions Notified 24 July 2017
Further Submissions Close 4 August 2017

Palmerston North needs 2,900 new homes in the next 10 years and we need to rezone land to meet that demand.

What is this about?

The current zoning only allows institutional activities to operate at the former Hokowhitu Campus. Proposed Plan Change 23 would still allow the current institutional activities to continue to operate, but the proposed rezoning would also allow housing to be developed. 


Proposed Plan Change 23 was publicly notified on 17 May 2017. Further Submissions were notified 24 July 2017.

Relevant documents

Enquiries about the proposed plan change

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Michael Duindam

Enquiries about Proposed Plan Change 23 can be made to Michael Duindam, Planner, on 06 356 8199 or email