The Palmerston North City Council received a Private Plan Change
Request to the Palmerston North City District Plan. The Plan Change seeks to amend the specific landscape provisions at the southern end of Pacific Drive. More specifically the change relates to the land zoned residential on the western side of Varsity Heights Drive. The change has
been put forward in order to make provision for further development of
the Residential Zone land in that area.
Proposed Plan Change A can be summarised as:
Amending the existing Landscape Protection Areas and associated setback and height rules for buildings and structures.
Replace the current landscape provisions with one 10 metre setback line for
residential buildings and structures, including a co-ordinate schedule
for the precise location of the setback line.
Amend the relevant objective and policy to make reference to residential buildings and remove reference to height of buildings adjacent to the escarpment.
Documentation on Private Plan Change A:
Proposed Private Plan Change A was publicly notified on Tuesday 17 April 2012
and submissions closed on Thursday 17 May 2012. Further consultation
was done with the parties identified under Clause 5, Schedule 1, of the
Resource Management Act 1991. This was notified on Wednesday 30 May 2012
and closed on Thursday 28 June 2012.
The Council publicly notified the availability of the summary of decisions requested by persons making original submissions to Proposed Private Plan Change A on Wednesday 11 July 2012.
A Hearing by Commissioners was held 23 April 2013.