Drop-In Sessions: Medium Density Residential Zone

Graphic of medium density housing

Like the rest of New Zealand, Palmy needs more housing. New government standards across the country have directed councils to create room for more new homes by building up as well as out.

To meet these standards, and provide places to live in our growing city, we're proposing a change to our District Plan called Plan Change I: Medium Density Residential Zone.

It aims to enable more new homes to be built nice and close to the infrastructure and amenities we already have. Homes in the zone could be a bit taller, smaller and closer together and may include duplex’s, townhouses or multi-unit apartments of up to 3 stories.

To better enable medium density housing, we’re proposing resource consent would not be needed, as long as developers meet the standards we’ve set out in the proposed plan change.  

Check out the map of our proposed new zone at pncc.govt.nz/growing.

Got questions, concerns, ideas? Come along and talk to our planning team about our proposed plan change to create a new medium density housing zone in Palmy.


  • Saturday, 19 November 2022 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Sunday, 27 November 2022 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM


Palmerston North Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main Street, Palmerston North Central, Palmerston North, Palmerston North Central, 4410, View Map

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