District Plan Committee
Minutes of a meeting
held in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, 30 Laings Road,
Lower Hutt on
Monday 23 April 2018 commencing at 5.30pm
Cr C Barry (from 5.37pm Cr S Edwards
Cr T Lewis
APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Cr Milne and Cr Briggs. An apology for lateness was received from Cr Barry.
IN ATTENDANCE: Ms K Kelly, General Manager, City Transformation
Mr B Kibblewhite, General Manager, Corporate Services
Mr A Cumming, Divisional Manager District Plan
Ms K Stannard, Divisional Manager Democratic Services (Part Meeting)
Ms C Tessendorf, Senior Environmental Policy Analyst
Mr J Hoyle, Communications and Marketing Advisor
Ms S Haniel, Committee Advisor
A karakia timatanga was said to open the meeting.
Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Lewis) Minute No. DPC 18201
"That the apologies
received from Crs Milne and Briggs, and the apology for lateness received
from Cr Barry be accepted and leave of absence be granted."
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
Comments are recorded under the item to which they relate.
4. CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS
There were no conflict of interest declarations.
5. Information Item
Report No. DPC2018/2/50 by the Divisional Manager District Plan
Speaking under public comment, Mr M Shierlaw said that people had uncertainty about how Proposed Plan Change 46 (PPC46), Ecology and Landscapes, would affect their properties. He requested that members let residents know the level of landscape or ecology they would be affected by. He suggested a new process for submissions for Proposed Plan Change 43 (PPC43), Residential and Suburban Mixed Use. Namely that an additional report with the further submissions go to the Committee for a decision to be made on whether PPC43 would go to a hearing or be withdrawn.
Cr Barry joined the meeting at 5.37pm.
The Divisional Manager District Plan elaborated on the report. He added that officers currently had approximately 100 site visits to undertake for PPC46, and that is likely to grow. In response to Mr Shierlaw’s suggestion for an altered process for PPC43, he said that Council had received submissions both supporting and opposing the proposal. Furthermore submitters had an expectation of a right to be heard at a hearing. Therefore, he did not recommend changing the process so that the Committee could withdraw the hearing.
In response to questions from members, the Divisional Manager District Plan said that officers were talking with Greater Wellington Regional Council and refining the ecological boundaries for PPC46. Land owners had presented a variety of views about the plan change, some supported it and others opposed it. He further said that officers would be in a position to put out a definite time line by 2019. He added that the Proposed Natural Resources Plan was responsible for providing protections for fish breeding sites in the Waiwhetu Stream.
In response to a question from a member, the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst said that PPC46 would take immediate effect once it was notified because it was an Ecological Plan Change. Therefore officers were working with external stakeholders to improve accuracy prior to notification.
Resolved: (Cr Bridson/Cr Cousins) Minute No. DPC 18202
“That the report be noted and received.”
There were no questions.
A karakia whakamutunga was said to close the meeting.
Cr L Bridson
CONFIRMED as a true and correct record
Dated this 22nd day of May 2018