2                                        29 November 2017



District Plan Committee


Minutes of a meeting held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,
Lower Hutt on

 Wednesday 29 November 2017 commencing at 4.30pm



 PRESENT:                       Cr L Bridson (Chair)        Cr MJ Cousins            (Deputy Chair)

Cr T Lewis           


APOLOGIES:                  Apologies were received from Crs Milne, Barry and Briggs.


IN ATTENDANCE:       Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager Corporate Services

Ms K Kelly, General Manager City Transformation

Mr A Cumming, Divisional Manager, District Plan

Ms C Tessendorf, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

Mr N Geard, Environmental Policy Analyst

Mrs S Haniel, Committee Advisor









1.       APOLOGIES 

Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Lewis)                                        Minute No. DPC 17501

“That the apologies received from Crs Milne, Barry and Briggs be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”



Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.      


There were no conflicts of interest.






4.       Recommendation to Council - 12 December 2017

Proposed Plan Change 48 Waipounamu Drive Kelson (17/1757)

The Divisional Manager District Plan elaborated on the report.

In response to questions from members, the Divisional Manager District Plan said that officers were working closely with Wellington Water and Greater Wellington Regional Council with regard to water sensitive urban design.  For example, Proposed Plan Change 43 included stormwater neutrality requirements for comprehensive residential development. Proposed Plan Change 48 included site specific provisions to deal with the stormwater effects on the receiving stream and officers had consulted with iwi.

In response to a question from a member, Mr J Beban from Urban Edge Planning Limited said that the proposal allowed for some pedestrian connectivity from the proposed site to the Major Drive playground and possibly the bus stop.

The Chair said that interested parties could be informally notified with information about the Plan Change with the formal consultation process beginning in mid-January 2018.

Recommended:    (Cr Bridson/Cr Cousins)                   Minute No. DPC 17502

“That the Committee recommends that Council:

(i)         notes the proposed Plan Change which is attached as Appendix 1 to this report;

(ii)        resolves to promulgate Proposed Plan Change 48 for consultation;

(iii)       instructs officers to publicly notify Proposed Plan Change 48 as soon as practicable; and

(iv)       allows officers to make any non-policy related changes to the details of the proposed Plan Change should the need arise.”

5.       Information Item


District Plan Update (17/1748)

Report No. DPC2017/5/152 by the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst


The Divisional Manager District Plan elaborated on the report.


Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Lewis)                              Minute No. DPC 17503

“That the report be noted and received.”

6.       QUESTIONS

There were no questions.



There being no further business the Chair declared the meeting closed at 4.50 pm.







Cr L Bridson






CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 12th day of December 2017