RESOLUTIONS ONLY                                                                       2                                        15 December 2020

HUTT CITY COUNCIL

 

District Plan Review Subcommittee

 

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

 Tuesday 15 December 2020 commencing at 4.00pm

 

 

 

PRESENT:                       

Deputy Mayor T Lewis

Cr K Brown

Cr B Dyer

Cr S Edwards

Cr N Shaw

Maiora Dentice

 

 

 

 

APOLOGIES:                  Mr Ashley Ede

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS

 

 

1.       APOLOGIES 

 

Resolved:     (Cr Edwards/Cr Shaw)                        Minute No. DPRS 20601

 “That the apology received from Mr Ede be accepted and leave of absence be granted.”

2.       PUBLIC COMMENT

 

3.       CONFLICT OF INTEREST DECLARATIONS  

         

4.       Minutes

Resolved:   (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis)               Minute No. DPRS 20602

“That the minutes of the meeting of the Extraordinary District Plan Review Subcommittee Meeting held on Wednesday, 11 November 2020, be confirmed as a true and correct record subject to an amendment to agenda page 6, Item 4: Conflict of Interest to read: Cr Dyer highlighted he had discussions about purchasing a block of land near Wise Street, Wainuiomata.  He noted it was not in the area being discussed and to date had not proceeded.”

   

5.       Recommendations to POLICY, FINANCE AND STRATEGY COMMITTEE – 23 February 2021

 

Seaview Marina District Plan Change (20/1129)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/321 by the Head of District Plan Policy

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED: (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis)  Minute No. DPRS 20603

“That the Subcommittee recommends that the Policy, Finance and Strategy Committee recommends to Council to proceed with Option 1 contained within the report that the short and long term aspirations of the Seaview Marina are addressed through the full District Plan review.”

For the reason(s) this recommendation is efficient use of Council and community resources and time. Short-term development aspirations at the marina can be progressively via a resource consent process.

  

6.

Natural Hazards - Earthquake and Land Instability (20/1537)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/322 by the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

 

 

 

Resolved:    (Cr Edwards/Cr Brown)                                 Minute No. DPRS 20604

“That the Subcommittee:

(i)    notes and receives the information contained in the report;

(ii)   directs officers to undertake the District Plan Review through the following approach (Option 2 in the Options section of this report):

A full review of the District Plan approach on earthquake and land instability natural hazards, with additional technical assessments; and

(iii)  directs officers to commission technical assessments on slope stability and tsunami hazard risk.”

 

7.

Natural Hazards - Flooding (20/1227)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/323 by the Environmental Policy Analyst

 

 

 

Resolved:    (Cr Edwards/Cr Shaw)                                   Minute No. DPRS 20605

“That the Subcommittee:

(i)         agrees to undertake a review of the natural hazards (flood hazards and related stormwater) in line with the details set out in Option 3 within the report;

(ii)        agrees to work with Wellington Water Limited and Greater Wellington Regional Council to source information on flood risk across the district;

(iii)       agrees to investigate the feasibility of undertaking a strategic flood risk assessment for the whole district for the next 100 years taking into account all forms of flooding and climate change; and

(iv)       agrees to the engagement approach for the review of natural hazards (flood hazards and related severe weather) as summarised in section 7 within the report.”

For the reasons:

·         Efficient use of Council resources;

·         Reflects the issues facing the district and city with respect to flood hazards;

·         Will utilise the most up to date information on flood risk available;

·         Will provide for measures to assist with avoiding, remedying and mitigating the natural hazard risks facing the district;

·         Supports the Council’s aims of developing a resilient community and development of adaptation strategies;

·         Gives effect to the RMA, RPS and National Planning Standards;

·         Achievable timeframes,

·         Align the District Plan with national and global best practice; and,

·         Ensuring an appropriate level of engagement and consultation. 

 

8.

Rural Zones (20/1125)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/324 by the Environmental Policy Analyst

 

 

 

Resolved:     (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                                Minute No. DPRS 20606

“That the Sub-Committee:

(i)    agrees to undertake a review of the Rural Activity Areas Chapter and zoning in line with the details set out in Option 2 within the report; and

(ii)   agrees to the engagement approach for the review of the Rural Activity Areas Chapter as outlined in section 7 within the report.”

For the reasons:

·         Efficient use of Council resources;

·         Reflects the nature, qualities and pressures on rural areas;

·         Current rural activity areas match fairly closely to the new rural zones in the National Planning Standards;

·         Consideration of national or regional policy to be implemented specifically for or affecting rural areas; and,

·         Ensure engagement and consultation that aims to work with the rural community to develop and effective district plan. 

 

9.

Commercial and Mixed Use Zones (20/1220)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/325 by the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

 

 

 

Resolved:    (Cr Edwards/Deputy Mayor Lewis)              Minute No. DPRS 20607

“That the Subcommittee:

(i)    receives the information in the report; and

(ii)   directs officers to undertake the commercial and mixed use topic of the District Plan Review through the following approach:

(a)   carry out engagement with key stakeholders;

(b)   review all existing provisions of the commercial zones;

(c)   review the extent of all commercial zoning and determine if there are any areas that could be rezoned to an alternative zoning, or if any new areas of commercial or mixed use zoning are required;

(d)   develop high level options for the commercial zones that give effect to the national planning standards, the NPS-UD, and that address the key issues identified in this report; and 

(e)   develop district plan provisions for the commercial zones that give effect to the selected high level option.”

 

10.

Industrial Zones (20/1442)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/326 by the Senior Environmental Policy Analyst

 

 

 

Resolved:     (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                                   Minute No. DPRS 20608

“That the Subcommittee:

(i)    receives the information in the report; and

(ii)   directs officers to undertake the industrial zone topic of the District Plan Review through the following approach:

(a)        Carry out engagement with key stakeholders;

(b)        Review all existing provisions of the industrial zones;

(c)        Review the extent of all industrial zoning to determine if there are any areas that could be rezoned to residential or commercial uses;

(d)        Develop high level options for the industrial zones effect to the national planning standards, the NPS-UD, and that address the key issues identified in this report; and

(e)        Develop district plan provisions for the industrial zones that give to the selected high level option.”

 

11.

Hazardous Substances (20/1549)

Report No. DPRS2020/6/327 by the Head of District Plan Policy

 

 

 

Resolved:   (Cr Edwards/Cr Dyer)                                     Minute No. DPRS 20609

“That the Subcommittee agrees to undertake a review of the Hazardous Substances Chapter in line with the details set out in Option 2.”

For the reasons:

·         Efficient use of Council resources;

·         Reflects the nature, qualities and pressures on hazardous substances;

·         Current approach for hazardous substances is generally effective, though requires refinement to align with the National Planning Standards and hazardous substances legislation and regulations; and

·         Ensure engagement and consultation that relates to those parties with specific interest or relevant to hazardous substances.

 

      

12.     QUESTIONS   

         

 

 

 

 

            Cr S Edwards

CHAIR

 

 

CONFIRMED as a true and correct record

Dated this 18th day of February 2021