Shaping urban growth and rural development (PC50)


We’re embarking on a significant review of the residential and rural areas of our District Plan, which controls development and land use in Upper Hutt. We’ve called this review ‘Plan Change 50’ because we’ll be changing policies and rules in the District Plan to enable the right types of housing growth in the right places.

The reality is that continuing to plan for and accommodate development in the same way we have in the past may not achieve the best future for our city. Over the last year we’ve carried out detailed analysis to identify what issues currently exist and what opportunities may help us address these issues, you can read more at

We’re now ready to share the approach we’re planning to take. Don’t miss your opportunity to read through what’s planned and to have your say using our online feedback forms (rural and residential) below. Paper-based forms are available from council reception and at our libraries.

Your feedback on these changes will help us cultivate Upper Hutt’s reputation as a fantastic scenic playground, a centre for opportunity, offering diversity in housing choice, and having happy residents in our community.

Your Feedback - Residential
To submit feedback on the Residential Plan Change, please read the Residential Outcomes and Methods paper below, then enter your submission using the PC50 Residential Edition Form.

 PC50-RESIDENTIAL-Outcomes-and-Methods.pdf(PDF, 830KB)

Your Feedback - Rural
To submit feedback on the Rural Plan Change, please read the Rural Outcomes and Methods paper below, then enter your submission using the PC50 Rural Edition Form.

 PC50-RURAL-Outcomes-and-Methods.pdf(PDF, 979KB)

Feedback closes on 2 November 2020.

Want to talk to someone? You can speak with a member of our Planning team, just call (04) 527 2169 or email