By the close of submissions on August 10, a total of 247 submitters had sent in their views of the change, which proposes a wider variety of uses in the area, along with some relaxation of development rules.
Divisional manager of environmental policy Bronwyn Little says council officers are preparing a summary of submissions, which will be publicly notified in September, in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991.
“There will then be a 10-day period for further submissions by people who have an interest greater than the public in general or are representing a relevant aspect of the public interest,” she says.
The council will advise all submitters how to make a further submission, and also where they can get a copy of the summary of submissions, along with any individual submissions they would like to see.
A public notice in the Hutt News will explain how to make a further submission – information that will also be posted on the council website.
More general information on district plan changes can be found at the Ministry for Environment website: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/rma/everyday/consent-submission/