Proposed Plan Change 28: Hanmer Springs Multiple Unit Dwellings, Proposed Plan Change 31: Hanmer Springs Carparking, Proposed Plan Change 32: Rural Subdivision and Hanmer Basin : Woodbank Road

Proposed Plan Change 28 : Hanmer Springs Multiple Unit Dwellings

The Hurunui District Council proposes Plan Change 28 to the Hurunui District Plan. Proposed Plan Change 28: introduces new provisions for multiple unit dwellings within the Business Zone at Hanmer Springs as a Discretionary Activity, subject to standards and terms; extends the Business Zone Boundary to incorporate land with existing business activities; and increases the maximum building height to 10 metres across the Business Zone at Hanmer Springs, but retains the 7.5 metre height limit for sites that share a boundary with a site zoned residential or open space.

Proposed Plan Change 31 : Hanmer Springs Carparking

The Hurunui District Council proposes Plan Change 31 to the Hurunui District Plan. Proposed Plan Change 31 introduces on-site car parking standards specific to Hanmer Springs. It does so by inserting new requirements in the Hanmer Springs urban area for some types of activities. The Plan Change also provides for the district-wide car parking requirements to be updated to reflect current New Zealand Standards and the New Zealand Building Code.

Proposed Plan Change 32: Rural Subdivision and Hanmer Basin

The Hurunui District Council proposes Plan Change 32 to the Hurunui District Plan. Proposed Plan Change 32 introduces changes to the subdivision standards for the General Management Area. These include lowering the minimum subdivision allotment area from 5ha to 4ha and allowing a sub-4ha lot to be subdivided as a one-off option, provided the balance of the land needed to make up the 4ha average is maintained. This balance area of land would be contained in the balance lot and legally protected in order to maintain rural density.

Plan Change 32 also introduces land use criteria addressing landscape and amenity maintenance and protection along Woodbank Road in the Hanmer Basin. It introduces a rule requiring resource consent for dwelling houses and principal buildings proposed to be located within 100 metres of Woodbank Road.

Submissions

All of the proposed plan change documents and submission forms are available at all Council service centres and libraries, and at www.hurunui.govt.nz. Anyone is welcome to make a submission on the proposed plan changes and submission forms must be sent to the Hurunui District Council, PO Box 13, Amberley 7441 or submission@hurunui.govt.nz or submitted online by  5pm, Friday 30 September.

All submissions will then be available for public inspection, and further submissions on these may be made in certain circumstances. All submissions will then be considered and a hearing will be held individually for each plan change for anyone wishing to speak in support of their submission. The Council will then give its decision on the proposal and any submitter has a right to appeal the decision to the Environment Court. For further information, contact Liz Atkins on 03 314 0021.