Plan Change 7 - Rotokauri North was made operative on Friday 15 July 2022 in accordance with the First Schedule of the RMA. The plan change has been incorporated into the Operative District Plan.
Hamilton City Council limited notified Plan Change 7 – Rotokauri North Private Plan Change on 21 February 2020 for submissions. The further submission period was open from 20 November to 18 December 2020. Decisions were notified on 11 March 2022.
What does Plan Change 7 cover?
The private plan change applies to approximately 140ha of land in Hamilton's north west, at the northern end of the Rotokauri Structure Plan. The land is currently zoned Future Urban and seeks to enable urban development.
The key elements of the plan change include:
- An approximately 137ha Medium Density Residential zone. This could enable up to 2000 residential units comprising a mixture of single dwellings, duplex dwellings, terraced houses and ancillary dwellings.
- Approximately 1 hectare of Business 6 zone for the development of a Neighbourhood Centre, which could include small neighbourhood shops, cafes, or other similar activities.
- The existing Significant Natural Area will be retained (approximately 1.2 hectares).
Where are we now?
Limited notification and submissions.
Further submissions invited.
Hearings (you can speak to your submission in person).
Notification of the decisions.
Plan change operative and the new rules come into effect.
The Hearings Panel issued decisions on Private Plan Change 7 which were notified on 11 March 2022. The decisions are subject to an appeal period of 30 working days.
|Appendix 1 - Decisions on Submissions and Further Submissions|
|Appendix 2 - Rotokauri North District Plan Chapter Provisions|
|||Chapter 3 - Structure Plans|
|||Chapter 4 - Residential Zones|
|||Chapter 23 - Subdivision|
|||Chapter 25 - Three Waters and Transportation|
|||Appendix 1 - District Plan Administration|
|||Appendix 2 - Structure Plans|
|||Appendix 9 - Natural Environments|
|||Appendix 15 - Transportation|
|||Appendix 17 - Planning Maps|
Applicants Right of Reply - 19 November 2021
Hearing Live Stream & Recordings
Hearing Statement of Submitters
|Heather Perring on behalf of Landowner Submitters|
|Kay Moroney Statement|
|Catherine Thorley Statement|
Summary Statements of s42A Technical Experts
Applicants Supplementary Reply Evidence and Requested Material
|Supplementary reply evidence of Leo Hills - Traffic|
|Supplementary reply evidence of Mark Tollemache & Renee Fraser-Smith - Planning|
|Transport Triggers - Comparison 1|
|Transport Triggers - Comparison 2|
|M and K Moroney Statement [3MB]|
Day 1 - 20 October 2021
|Applicants Summary Statement - Planning - R Fraser-Smith & M Tollemache|
|Applicants Summary Statement - Traffic - L Hills|
Applicant's Rebuttal Evidence
|Mark & Kay Moroney & Landowners - Heather Perring [743KB]|
|Waikato Regional Council [297KB]|
|Waka Kotahi - Mike Wood [133KB]
Waka Kotahi - Duncan Tindall [277KB]
Joint Witness Statement
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Stormwater and Planning - 21 September 2021
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Transport and Planning - 21 September 2021
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Transport and Planning - 5 October 2021
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Planning - 6 October 2021
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Transport and Planning - 12 October 2021
Joint Witness Statement of Experts in relation to Transport and planning - 14 October 2021
Section 42A Hearing Report
It has come to the attention of Council that the version of Chapter 3: Structure Plans uploaded to the website on 10 September as part of Appendix B to the section 42A report was an earlier version of the document. Accordingly, on the 22 September, Chapter 3: Structure Plans (as originally intended to have been uploaded) has now been uploaded and the below link to Chapter 3 now replaces the earlier version. A table outlining the differences between the two versions can be viewed here. If any parties have a concern on this matter it should be submitted to the hearing panel for consideration.
|Section 42A Hearing Report [1.62MB]|
|Appendix A - Summary of Submissions Received [763KB]|
|Appendix B - Track change District Plan Chapters|
|||Chapter 3 - Structure Plans [1.31MB]|
|||Chapter 4 - Residential Zones [970KB]|
|||Chapter 23 - Subdivision [453KB]|
|||Chapter 25 - City Wide Provisions [1.26MB]|
|||Appendix 1 - District Plan Administration [3.56MB]|
|||Appendix 2 - Structure Plans [2.18MB]|
|||Appendix 9 - Natural Environments [404KB]|
|||Appendix 15 - Transportation [1.67MB]|
|Appendix C - Section 32AA Report [583KB]|
|Appendix D - Supporting Technical Reports [514KB]|
|||Transportation Assessment [2.71MB]|
|||Stormwater Assessment [558KB]|
||Archaeological Assessment [696KB]|
|||Landscape and Visual Assessment [1.51MB]|
|||Water and Wastewater Assessment [26KB]|
|||Urban Design Assessment [537KB]|
|||Ecological Assessment [113KB]|
|||Geotechnical Assessment [284KB]|
|Appendix E - Plan Change 7 - Technical Planning and Infrastructure Report [2.52MB]|
Commissioner Direction 1 - 6 September 2021
Commissioner Direction 2 - 13 September 2021
Commissioner Direction 3 - 16 September 2021
Commissioner Direction 4 - 23 September 2021
Commissioner Direction 5 - 28 September 2021
Commissioner Direction 6 - 14 October 2021
Commissioner Direction 7 - 15 October 2021
Commissioner Direction 8 - 27 October 2021
Commissioner Direction 9 - 22 November 2021
Commissioner Direction 10 - 21 March 2022
Updated Application - 27 August 2021
The following supplementary information was received on the 27 August 2021.
The plan change has been limited notified to directly affected parties, only those parties may make a submission on the plan change.
The Further Submission period closed on Friday 18 December 2020.
|Further Submission Number||Further Submitter Name|
|1||Dennis & Sonia Smith|
|2||Gary Martin & Maree Leet [111KB]|
|3||Orient Europharma (NZ) Co Limited [850KB]|
|4||Hugh van Asbeck [2MB]|
|5||Lorraine van Asbeck [1.28MB]|
|6||Bo Ram Yu [2.84MB]|
|7||Green Seed Consultants Limited [308KB]|
|8||Kate Mackness [248KB]|
Further Submission Documents
Summary of Submissions
Information Sheet - Making a Further Submission on a Limited Notified Plan Change
Limited notification closed on 23 March 2020. Submissions received can be viewed by clicking on the links in the table below.
Note: The original submission numbering has been amended (23 Sept 2020).
Proposed Private Plan Change 7
The application document and the proposed changes to the District Plan provisions can be viewed by clicking the links in the table below.
For further information or a copy of the submission form, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07 838 6699 (ask for City Planning Unit).
Last updated 31 August 2022