Porirua City Council’s District Plan proposals could change the face of Pauatahanui......
The current District Plan has been in place since the late 1990s but there have been many changes in Pauatahanui since then (with more to come including the effects of the Transmission Gully project). This current consultation is the first round of a process that is expected to take up to 5 years with the results then in place potentially for the following 10 years!!! It sounds like a long time (and it is!!) but this first step is incredibly important as the opportunity for our community to respond to the questions the Council is asking – “Do you agree with the issues that have been identified?” “What have we missed?” “What would you like to change, if anything?”
So, what are some of the proposed changes that will affect Pauatahanui?
- Allowing lot sizes smaller than the current 5 hectare minimum
- Allowing for home businesses in the Rural Zone
- Protecting eco-sites, areas of native vegetation and landscapes
- Changing building resource consent requirements including conditions on building heights and setbacks
- Changing the zoning of Pauatahanui Village from the current Rural Zone to allow for 3 new zones – Business, Residential and Lifestyle – which would change allowable the lot sizes, activities permitted and consents required
You can find more information on the PCC website under District Plan Review, including copies of the relevant discussion documents which provide more detail.
To read PRA's submission to PCC click here.
At the public meeting PRA hosted on7 December 2015, PCC was asked to respond to some of the concerns expressed, particularly around facts on traffic on Paekakariki Hill Road. To read the full response click here.
If you would like more information the Pauatahanui Residents Association are happy to assist so contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org