Proposed Plan Change 17 - Hautapu Industrial Zones
Plan Change 17 was approved with modification however an appeal against the decision has been received from Fonterra. Appeal documents can be viewed below.
What is Plan Change 17?
Council is progressing a plan change to introduce various changes to the Hautapu Industrial Zones. The Waipā District Plan includes a Structure Plan for the Hautapu Industrial C8 Growth Cell. Council has since developed an infrastructure masterplan for detailed design of infrastructure upgrades in and around the C8 Growth Cell. The Structure Plan was more indicative and the masterplan sets out the actual development plan. However, the Structure Plan is now out of date and has been superseded by the masterplan.
Similarly, an area to the north of Hautapu Road is zoned Rural, but Council has granted consents for industrial activities on part of this land. The zoning for this area no longer reflects the land use. Council was also approached by the landowner of an adjacent parcel of land about rationalising the industrial zone boundary. Investigations have shown that this land would be suitable for rezoning, and that there is merit in rationalising the Industrial Zone boundary to meet current and expected demand.
What we’re doing?
Proposed Plan Change 17 will amend the C8 Structure Plan so that it aligns with the infrastructure master plan.
Proposed Plan Change 17 proposes to rezone an area of approximately 15ha north of Hautapu Rd from Rural to Industrial. This better reflects current land use, rationalises the Industrial Zone boundary, and will assist in meeting demand for industrial land (including providing for potential relocation of industry from Carters Flat).