Submissions Closing Soon

There has been a lot of interest in Waikato District Council’s PROPOSED WAIKATO DISTRICT PLAN and the public are reminded that submissions close soon.

The Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 1) establishes the guidelines for future growth and development, including rules for protecting the district’s environment and heritage. Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday, 9 October, 2018.

Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson says the Plan will help Council achieve its vision of creating liveable, thriving and connected communities. “The Plan provides a new spatial vision for the future development of our communities and we look forward to receiving submissions from all community interests as we work towards finalising it.”

“The Proposed Waikato District Plan gives guidance to landowners about what they can do with their land – where a garage can be on the section and how many storeys the house can be depending on where it is in the district.”

“But it also goes much deeper than that – the District Plan also protects the district’s culture and heritage and has innovative ways to encourage development on Maori Freehold Land with papakaainga housing developments.”

“The Proposed Plan also protects valuable productive land and restricts further fragmentation of high class soils.”

Up until now, the district has had two different sections of the Operative District Plan, planning provisions inherited from the Franklin District Council and one for the rest of the district. With this Proposed Plan, the Waikato district will finally be united and have one set of planning rules and guidelines.

www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/pdp. This is also where you can make a submission. 0800 492 452