Proposed Hastings District Plan Decisions and Appeal Processes Information (12 Sept 2015)

The Proposed Hastings District Plan as Amended by Decisions on Submissions (September 2015) was publicly notified on 12th September 2015.  This is a result of Council adopting the District Plan Hearings Committee’s Decisions on Submissions on 27 August 2015. 

View the Decision reports and Proposed Hastings District Plan as Amended by Decisions (12 Sept 2015)

Giving Effect to the Proposed District Plan

As of 12th September 2015 the Proposed Hastings District Plan as Amended by Decisions on Submissions (September 2015) has legal effect.

As the decisions on submissions are still subject to appeal, the operative Hastings District Plan also continues to have legal effect.  This means that the two plans are operating in parallel and for a land use activity to not require resource consent it would need to be a ‘Permitted Activity’ under both plans. 

At the end of the appeal period, any provisions of the Proposed Plan that have not been appealed are beyond the point of legal challenge and therefore will have full effect, so the equivalent provisions of the Operative Plan will cease to have effect. 

Appeal Process

The appeal period closed on 23 October 2015.

Plan provisions not affected by appeals now have full effect.  For those provisions that have been appealed, the equivalent provisions of the Operative Plan will continue to apply in parallel with the Proposed Plan, until such time as the appeal has been resolved.

The Proposed District Plan appeals to the Environment Court can be viewed here

Decisions

View the Decisions Reports (including plans,chapters and appendices as amended by Decisions on Submissions)

The Decisions are set out on the same basis on which the hearings were arranged, meaning that each separate Hearing Report has a corresponding Decision Report.

If individual submitters or further submitters cannot recall the different hearings that they were invited to attend and / or cannot locate the decisions relating to their submissions amongst the various hearings reports, please view the Hearings Schedule.

Planning Maps as Amended by Decisions on Submissions (September 2015)

The planning maps identify the zones in the District Plan and where special features (such as heritage items) are located or where additional planning provisions apply.

The maps are to be used in conjunction with the District Plan text (objectives, policies and rules).

Maps are available to view here.