Proposed private district plan Change 53

About this plan change

Hutt City Council has accepted a request from Urban Edge Limited for a proposed change to the City of Lower Hutt District Plan.


The proposal is to rezone 190, 236 and 268 Stratton Street, Normandale from the General Rural Activity Area to the Rural Residential Activity Area. No changes to the provisions of the District Plan are proposed.

The purpose of the proposal is to provide for additional rural residential development at a scale similar to surrounding rural residential areas.

Read the Plan Change Document (PDF 4.1 Mb)

Note: The provisions of this Plan Change Document have been amended. See below for more details.

The steps for processing a proposed change to the District Plan are set out by Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

The proposal was publicly notified on 14 January 2020. The submission period closed on 12 February 2020. Seven submissions were received.

The summary of decisions requested by submitters was then publicly notified on 17 March 2020. The further submission period closed on 31 March 2020. Three further submissions were received.

Read the Summary of Decisions Requested and Full Set of Submissions (PDF 5.1 Mb)

Read the Full Set of Further Submissions (PDF 7.0 Mb)


In response to issues raised by submitters and further submitters on the proposed plan change, the requestor for the proposed plan change has amended the provisions of the proposed.

Read the Amended Plan Change, dated 17 August 2021 (PDF 749 kb)

Read the Evaluation of the amendments (PDF 961 kb)

Note: This page previously included an amended version of the plan change as of 9 August 2021. That version has been superceded by the 17 August 2021 version, above.

Following the hearing, the hearing panel will consider the proposed plan change and prepare a recommended decision. The hearing panel's recommendation will then be taken to a meeting of the Hutt City Council, and the Council will make its decision on the proposed plan change.

Key steps, dates, and related documents

StepsStatus of each stepRelated documents
Notification (submissions)

Publicly notifed for submissions on 14 January 2020.

Submission period closed on 12 February 2020.

Public Notice (PDF 48 kb)

Plan Change Document (PDF 4.1 Mb)

Amended Plan Change, dated 17 August 2021 (PDF 749 kb)

Evaluation of amendments (PDF 961 kb)

Further submissionsSummary of Decisions Requested publicly notified for further submissions on 17 March 2020.

Further submission period closed on 31 March 2020.

Summary of Decisions Requested and Full Set of Submissions PDF 5.1 Mb

Public Notice for further submissions (PDF 48 kb)

Full Set of Further Submissions (PDF 7.0 Mb)

HearingHearing held Friday, 10 September 2021.Notice of Hearing (PDF 188 kb)

Hearing Panel Minute #1 (PDF 148 kb)

Hearing Panel Minute #2 (PDF 289 kb)

Hearing Panel Minute #3 (PDF 275 kb)

Hearing Panel Minute #4 (PDF 113 kb)

Hearing Panel Minute #5 (PDF 113 kb)

Officer's Report (PDF 16.0 Mb)

Evidence in Chief from C Tessendorf (excluding appendices) (PDF 627 kb)

Appendices to the Evidence in Chief from C Tessendorf (PDF 9.5 Mb)

Opening statement from C Tessendorf (PDF 154 kb)

Right of Reply / Joint Statement of C Tessendorf and D Kellow (PDF 4.8 Mb)

Assessment of Ecological Effects of the proposed plan change, updated September 2021 (PDF 7.7 Mb)

Decision  
Appeals  
Operative date 

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