Proposed Plan Change 49—Open Spaces now open for submissions

Published on 11 August 2021

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We have undertaken a review of the way we manage open spaces in our District Plan. This review has been titled Plan Change 49 and is part of our rolling review of the District Plan.

Proposed Plan Change 49—Open Spaces (PC49) has been informed by the research we have undertaken over the last 18 months, which has included consultation with landowners and groups and clubs.

PC49 was ‘publicly notified’ on 11 August 2021. This means that we’re at a point where we have a proposal in place as to what changes we believe should be made and are now seeking feedback from our community. We’ll be accepting submissions until 5.00 pm Friday, 17 September 2021.

We’re proposing a change to the zoning of the regional parks which are not currently zoned as open space, and to include privately run sports clubs within our zone. Also, the existing Open Space Zone is proposed to be split into three separate zones:

  • Natural Open Space
  • Open Space
  • Sport and Active Recreation

These proposed zones will better reflect the different character of our open spaces, as well as the varying activities which occur in the different parks and reserves of Upper Hutt.

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