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Notice of a proposed private plan change: Whiskey Creek residential area

Wednesday September 29 2021

Palmerston North City Council has received a private plan change application from Flygers Investment Group Ltd to change the Palmerston North City District Plan at 611 Rangitikei Line and is calling for submissions.

Make a submission by 4pm on 9 November 2021

Note, submission period extended.

Public notice is given under clause 5 of the first schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Under Clause 5 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Palmerston North City Council gives notice of the Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change.

Please Note: If you are a property owner with tenants or occupiers other than yourself, please ensure the occupiers of your property are made aware of the public notification of the Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change.

Submission period extended

Due to an error on the initial notification of the Whiskey Creek plan change several interest groups were not notified.

Consequently, we are sending those interest groups a notification letter and extending the submission period from Thursday 28 October until 4pm on Tuesday 9 November.

The extended submission period will apply to all parties wanting to make a submission.

Description and scope of proposed Whiskey Creek residential area private plan change

The Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change seeks to rezone 13 hectares of land at 611 Rangitikei Line from Rural Zone to Residential Zone and 10 hectares of land from Rural Zone to Recreation Zone. The land would then be developed as a Residential Area. 

The Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Private Plan Change changes to the District Plan are summarised as follows:

Changes to District Plan Section 4: Definitions

  • A new definition for Whiskey Creek Residential Area
  • Add Whiskey Creek Residential Area to Greenfield Residential Area

Changes to District Plan Section 7A: Greenfield Residential Area

  • Add the Whiskey Creek Residential area to Section 7A District Plan Greenfield Residential Areas.
  • Apply the objectives, policies, and rules that address resource management issues common to all Greenfield Residential Areas to the Whiskey Creek Residential Area.
  • Introduce the Whiskey Creek Structure Plan (Map 7A.3) to guide future development in the Whiskey Creek Residential Area.
  • Add provisions specific to the Whiskey Creek Residential Area into objectives, policies and rules of Section 7A of the District Plan.

Changes to District Plan Section 10: Residential Zone

  •  Add provisions specific to the Whiskey Creek Residential Area into objectives, policies and rules.

Enquiries about proposed private plan change

Enquiries about the proposed plan change can be made to Craig Auckram, Senior Planner, on phone 06 356 8199 ext 7137 or email craig.auckram@pncc.govt.nz.

Viewing the proposed private plan change

The Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change is available for viewing at the following offices when these offices are open to the public:

  • The Customer Service Centre, Palmerston North City Council, Civic Administration Building, The Square, Palmerston North;
  • The Central Library, (2nd Floor, NZ Pacific Islands Zone), The Square, Palmerston North;
  • City Libraries: Roslyn Library, Awapuni Library, Highbury Library, Ashhurst Library, The Mobile Library and Linton Army Camp Library.

All information and the submission form is also available on the Council’s website: pncc.govt.nz/whiskeycreek

Making submissions 

Anyone can make a submission on Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change to the Palmerston North City District Plan. Submissions must be in writing on the form prescribed (Form 5) in the Resource Management (Forms) Regulations 2003 or similar, including submissions through email. Email submissions do not require a signature. The closing date for submissions to the Proposed Whiskey Creek Residential Area Private Plan Change is 4pm, 9 November 2021. Submission forms are available at the above offices or can be downloaded from the Council website and must be lodged with the Council by one of the following options:

Posted /Emailed to:
Manager – Democracy & Governance, Palmerston North City Council, Private Bag 11-034, Palmerston North 

Email: submission@pncc.govt.nz

Delivered to:
Manager – Democracy & Governance, Palmerston North City Council, c/- Customer Service Centre, 32 The Square, Palmerston North

Once the closing date for submissions has passed, all submissions received will be summarised and made available for public inspection. People who wish to support or oppose any of these submissions will be entitled to do so. Council will then hold a hearing for the Plan Change to consider submissions that have been lodged and issue decisions on the matters raised. Anyone who has made a submission and indicated that they wish to be heard will have the right to attend the hearing and present their submission. On receiving notice of a decision on their submission, any person who disagrees with or is dissatisfied with the decision made may refer the decision to the Environment Court for further consideration.