Plan Change 49 - Open Spaces

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Consultation closed on 17 November 2021.

In 2021 we carried out a review of the open space topic of our operative District Plan (2004). It was called Plan Change 49 - Open Spaces (PC49) and is part of our rolling review of the District Plan. It was informed by the research we've undertaken over the last few years, which included consultation with landowners, groups and clubs. PC49 was publicly notified on 11 August 2021.

Now we’re asking our community to make a submission on a variation to PC49. 

While the Silverstream Spur wasn’t originally part of PC49 when we consulted in 2021, there is now greater certainty that the site will remain in public ownership, and we are able to revisit a possible rezoning of the Silverstream Spur. 

To do this an additional step called a variation is required 


CONSULTATION 2022

THE PC49 VARIATION PROPOSAL 

  • Rezone the Silverstream Spur from a mix of Rural Hill Zone and Residential Conservation Zone to Natural Open Space.  

  • Protect identified significant natural areas on the Silverstream Spur from development. 

  • Enable site-specific provisions for infrastructure, including a transport corridor.  

  • The proposed site-specific provisions would provide access to the Silverstream Spur for a range of recreation, conservation and customary purposes, as well as potential future access to the Southern Growth Area 

NEXT STEPS

Check the proposed zoning, read through the supporting information in the Submission Material section, and make a submission.

MAKING A SUBMISSION 

You can make a submission online using the form below, or in writing through the following channels:  

  • In person - at either Upper Hutt City Council (HAPAI Service Centre) or both Upper Hutt libraries.
  • Email - planning@uhcc.govt.nz 
  • Post - Plan Change 49 – Variation 1, Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140  

You must complete Submission Form (Form 5) and you must say whether you wish to be heard on your submission. An online submission form is below, or you can download a copy from the Submission Material section.

Anyone can make a submission on the proposal, but if you could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then you can only submit if you are directly affected by an effect of the proposal that:   

  • adversely affects the environment; and  

  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition 

KŌRERO WITH US 

  • If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact planning@uhcc.govt.nz 

  • We held a public Zoom session on 17 October for members of the public to ask their questions. A recording of the session can be found on the right hand side under Videos.

CLOSING DATE  

  • Submissions close at 5.00 pm on 4 November 2022. 



CONSULTATION 2021

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 17 September 2021 and further submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 17 November 2021.

The District Plan manage activities and development within the Open Space Zone which is comprised of predominantly publicly accessible land formed of our parks and reserves.

We know how much our community values the opportunities that our open spaces provide, including the ability to undertake passive and active recreation, conservation and customary activities, and community based events.

Open spaces in Upper Hutt includes three regional parks managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council, and sports fields, green spaces, and community parks managed by Upper Hutt City Council. There are also several privately owned and operated sports clubs which contribute to recreational opportunities within Upper Hutt, including golf courses and shooting clubs.

In 2018, Council adopted the Open Space Strategy which sets the overarching strategy for the open spaces of Upper Hutt, and identifies how the use of open spaces is changing.

PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE

We're proposing a number of changes to the existing District Plan. The District Plan will better align with the Open Space Strategy by considering the nature and scale of activities which may occur within open spaces, and will enable activities which are suitable within open spaces whilst managing those activities which could affect the amenity and use of our open spaces.

We also want to ensure the District Plan zoning is reflective of the extent of open spaces. This includes a proposed change to the zoning of the regional parks which are not currently zoned as open space, and the proposal to include privately run sports clubs within the zone. The existing Open Space Zone is proposed to be split into three separate zones:

  1. Natural Open Space
  2. Open Space
  3. Sport and Active Recreation

These proposed zones reflect the different character of our open spaces, as well as the different activities which occur in the different parks and reserves of Upper Hutt. You can view the proposed zoning on our webmap.

Natural Open Space Zone
The Natural Open Space Zone is to allow for activities and development of an appropriate scale to occur in identified spaces whilst conserving the natural character and associated ecological and landscape values. These spaces provide a valuable contribution to the wellbeing of the Upper Hutt community, allowing us all to undertake recreation, customary, and conservation activities in a natural setting.

Open Space Zone
The Open Space Zone provides for spaces that allow for community activities including passive and informal sports activities, customary and conservation activities, and community gardens. These spaces also provide the opportunity to hold temporary events, and contribute to the amenity of residential areas.

Sport and Active Recreation Zone
The Sport and Active Recreation Zone allows for organised sporting activities with the facilities to enable a diverse range of indoor and outdoor sports activities. This zone includes publicly owned parks and reserves, as well as privately operated and owned sports clubs.

In 2021 we carried out a review of the open space topic of our operative District Plan (2004). It was called Plan Change 49 - Open Spaces (PC49) and is part of our rolling review of the District Plan. It was informed by the research we've undertaken over the last few years, which included consultation with landowners, groups and clubs. PC49 was publicly notified on 11 August 2021.

Now we’re asking our community to make a submission on a variation to PC49. 

While the Silverstream Spur wasn’t originally part of PC49 when we consulted in 2021, there is now greater certainty that the site will remain in public ownership, and we are able to revisit a possible rezoning of the Silverstream Spur. 

To do this an additional step called a variation is required 


CONSULTATION 2022

THE PC49 VARIATION PROPOSAL 

  • Rezone the Silverstream Spur from a mix of Rural Hill Zone and Residential Conservation Zone to Natural Open Space.  

  • Protect identified significant natural areas on the Silverstream Spur from development. 

  • Enable site-specific provisions for infrastructure, including a transport corridor.  

  • The proposed site-specific provisions would provide access to the Silverstream Spur for a range of recreation, conservation and customary purposes, as well as potential future access to the Southern Growth Area 

NEXT STEPS

Check the proposed zoning, read through the supporting information in the Submission Material section, and make a submission.

MAKING A SUBMISSION 

You can make a submission online using the form below, or in writing through the following channels:  

  • In person - at either Upper Hutt City Council (HAPAI Service Centre) or both Upper Hutt libraries.
  • Email - planning@uhcc.govt.nz 
  • Post - Plan Change 49 – Variation 1, Upper Hutt City Council, Private Bag 907, Upper Hutt 5140  

You must complete Submission Form (Form 5) and you must say whether you wish to be heard on your submission. An online submission form is below, or you can download a copy from the Submission Material section.

Anyone can make a submission on the proposal, but if you could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then you can only submit if you are directly affected by an effect of the proposal that:   

  • adversely affects the environment; and  

  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition 

KŌRERO WITH US 

  • If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact planning@uhcc.govt.nz 

  • We held a public Zoom session on 17 October for members of the public to ask their questions. A recording of the session can be found on the right hand side under Videos.

CLOSING DATE  

  • Submissions close at 5.00 pm on 4 November 2022. 



CONSULTATION 2021

Submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 17 September 2021 and further submissions closed at 5.00 pm on 17 November 2021.

The District Plan manage activities and development within the Open Space Zone which is comprised of predominantly publicly accessible land formed of our parks and reserves.

We know how much our community values the opportunities that our open spaces provide, including the ability to undertake passive and active recreation, conservation and customary activities, and community based events.

Open spaces in Upper Hutt includes three regional parks managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council, and sports fields, green spaces, and community parks managed by Upper Hutt City Council. There are also several privately owned and operated sports clubs which contribute to recreational opportunities within Upper Hutt, including golf courses and shooting clubs.

In 2018, Council adopted the Open Space Strategy which sets the overarching strategy for the open spaces of Upper Hutt, and identifies how the use of open spaces is changing.

PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE

We're proposing a number of changes to the existing District Plan. The District Plan will better align with the Open Space Strategy by considering the nature and scale of activities which may occur within open spaces, and will enable activities which are suitable within open spaces whilst managing those activities which could affect the amenity and use of our open spaces.

We also want to ensure the District Plan zoning is reflective of the extent of open spaces. This includes a proposed change to the zoning of the regional parks which are not currently zoned as open space, and the proposal to include privately run sports clubs within the zone. The existing Open Space Zone is proposed to be split into three separate zones:

  1. Natural Open Space
  2. Open Space
  3. Sport and Active Recreation

These proposed zones reflect the different character of our open spaces, as well as the different activities which occur in the different parks and reserves of Upper Hutt. You can view the proposed zoning on our webmap.

Natural Open Space Zone
The Natural Open Space Zone is to allow for activities and development of an appropriate scale to occur in identified spaces whilst conserving the natural character and associated ecological and landscape values. These spaces provide a valuable contribution to the wellbeing of the Upper Hutt community, allowing us all to undertake recreation, customary, and conservation activities in a natural setting.

Open Space Zone
The Open Space Zone provides for spaces that allow for community activities including passive and informal sports activities, customary and conservation activities, and community gardens. These spaces also provide the opportunity to hold temporary events, and contribute to the amenity of residential areas.

Sport and Active Recreation Zone
The Sport and Active Recreation Zone allows for organised sporting activities with the facilities to enable a diverse range of indoor and outdoor sports activities. This zone includes publicly owned parks and reserves, as well as privately operated and owned sports clubs.