Plan changes and variations
Anyone can make a submission on a plan change. Your submission must be made before the closing time and date on the plan change or variation. Each plan change has its own submission form. For information about how to make a submission
Plan Change 50 - Urban design guide
Council is proposing to amend its District Plan to better support good urban design in the city. Plan change 50 introduces a new urban design guide for Appendix 23 that responds to current urban design issues and can be applied to Gisborne’s key commercial zones.
The guide will establish a new set of design principles that inform developers on how to achieve good design and layouts for future commercial developments. It will also serve as a reference for Council officers when assessing resource consent applications.
The plan change also seeks to change the activity status for new buildings and alterations to existing external facades of buildings over 15m² from controlled to restricted discretionary.
This is a minor change to the content of the plan but one that makes sure Council maintains a high standard of amenity in the city.back to top
Section 32 Report
Proposed Urban Design Guide
Proposed Amendments to District Plan (Ch. 18) Rules
Heritage New Zealand
Oil Companies - Z Energy, BP Oil NZ Ltd, Mobil Oil NZ Ltd
Harvey Norman Properties (NZ) Limited
Plan change 60 - Clarifying ambiguous rules
Proposed Plan Change 60 to the Combined Regional Plan and District Plan (District Plan) seeks to clarify a number of ambiguous rules as well as correcting several rules that contain errors. The proposed plan change also seeks to make habitable buildings a ‘permitted activity’ in the Flood Hazard Overlay 5 subject to conditions, instead of its current ‘restricted discretionary’ status.back to top
Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Plan change 61 - Rectifying rules with conflicting activity status
Proposed Plan Change 61 to the Combined Regional Plan and District Plan (District Plan) seeks to rectify several instances where rules inadvertently result in conflicting activity statuses and to ensure that the Chapter 8 (Infrastructure Works and Services) is appropriately included in the matters restricted for discretion in Chapters 17, 18 and 19 of the District Plan.back to top
Federated Farmers New Zealand
Plan Change 62 - changes due to Freshwater Plan
Plan change 62 proposes deleting the provisions related to:
These provisions are replaced by the Proposed Gisborne Regional Freshwater Plan
The proposed changes are shown as a strike through for deletions and underlining for new provisions.back to top
Please note that under section 86A of the RMA, Council can still give weight to the relevant objectives and policies in this plan until the Freshwater Plan becomes operative (when decisions are made). This does not apply to the rules.
Plan Change 56 - Fire Fighting Water Supplies Code of Practiceback to top
The consent order has now been finalised, The adopted changes are now amended in Chapter 8 of the combined regional land and district plan.
A solution has been agreed between the parties. This will result in the plan change being confirmed subject to the inclusion of an advice note in the combined regional land and district plan, this will be formalised through a consent order as soon as practical.
Council adopted the recommendation of the Hearings Committee in regard to Plan Change 56, however as the plan change is under appeal with the appellants seeking more restrictive provisions (as currently in the Combined Regional Land and District Plan), Council must consider both sets of provisions when considering development proposals. This effectively means that to ensure a development can proceed the development should be in accordance with the New Zealand Fire Service Firefighting Water Supply Code of Practice SNZ4509:2008.
As a result of Plan Change 56, the District Plan would only require new subdivisions within the Reticulated Services Boundary to meet the Code. The previous rules required both reticulated and unreticulated developments to meet the Code.
The Code can be met in a number of ways, including connecting to the Council reticulated water supply, by installing in-home sprinklers, by having an on-site water supply (usually around of 45,000 liters) or a combination of the above. In an unreticulated water supply area this has meant that individual house owners have to put in sufficient water supply to fully meet the requirements of the Code in addition to their own domestic water needs.