Proposed Plan Change 2 to the Operative Kapiti Coast District Plan 2021

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Proposed Plan Change 2 to the Operative Kapiti Coast District Plan 2021 (District Plan) responds to Government requirements to change the District Plan to accommodate more residents, businesses and community services in Kāpiti. It is also a significant step towards implementing our Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well.

Initial submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2 closed at 5pm, Tuesday 27 September.

If you have any questions, email us at district.planning@kapiticoast.govt.nz


Closed for further submissions

Further submissions had to be received by the Kāpiti Coast District Council no later than 5pm, Thursday 24 November.

You could make a further submission:

  • On this page
  • by completing Further Submission in support of, or opposition to, submission on notified proposed plan change (Form 6) and emailing it to district.planning@kapiticoast.govt.nz
  • completing a hard copy of the Further Submission form (adding extra pages as needed) and posting it to:
    Kāpiti Coast District Council
    175 Rimu Road
    Paraparaumu 5032.

You were required to send your further submission to the relevant original submitter within 5 working days of lodging your further submission with Council. We’ve included a list of submitters, along with their address for service (commonly an email address), in the Summary of Decisions Requested report


About this plan change

In summary, this plan change:

  • incorporates the Government’s Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) into our District Plan, allowing the construction of up to three three-storey residential units on most sites in the General Residential Zone as a permitted activity where all the MDRS are complied with
  • enables increased levels of development in and around Kāpiti’s centres and around the train stations at Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae
  • rezones some areas to General Residential Zone
  • proposes new design guides to encourage high-quality design of residential and mixed use development
  • replaces all references to the Council’s Subdivision and Development Principles and Requirements 2012 document with references to the Land Development Minimum Requirements April 2022 document
  • provides for qualifying matter areas where development is less enabled, including areas already identified in the District Plan, plus new areas including a Coastal Qualifying Matter Precinct, a Marae Takiwā Precinct, and Kārewarewa Urupā in Waikanae Beach.

Plan Change 2 also proposes:

  • providing for tangata whenua to develop papakāinga housing developments
  • making improvements to the District Plan’s financial contributions provisions.

For more information, see Proposed Plan Change 2: Intensification on our website.


Further submissions

A ‘further submission’ is a submission that supports or opposes other submissions on a proposed plan change. You don’t have to make a further submission, but it is your opportunity to have your say on the changes sought by others, if you wish to.

Further submissions must be limited to the matters raised by others in their submissions on PC2. You can’t use a further submission to raise new points about the Plan Change.


Who could make a further submission

To make a further submission, you had to be either:

  • someone who represents a relevant aspect of the public interest
  • have an interest in PC2 greater than the general public (as outlined in clause 8, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA)).

Some examples of where you might have an interest greater than that of the general public are if a submission relates to a:

  • proposed rezoning, and your property is in or next to the proposed rezoning
  • proposed new precinct, and your property is in or next to the area affected by the change
  • change to a proposed rule or standard that applies to your property.

How to make a further submission

To make a further submission you needed to:

1. Review the submissions on PC2:

  • Review the Summary of Decisions Requested report and original submissions.
  • Decide which original submissions you would like to make a further submission on.
  • Work out whether you can make a further submission.

2. Prepare your further submission:

3.Submit your further submission:

  • Lodge your further submission with Kāpiti Coast District Council by 5pm, Thursday 24 November 2022.
  • Send your further submission to the relevant original submitter(s) within 5 working days of lodging it with Council. You’ll find their preferred “address for service” (commonly an email address) in the Summary of Decisions Requested report.

Summary of Decisions Requested report

The Summary of Decisions Requested (SoDR) report gives summaries of the decisions requested by submitters in their submissions on PC2. This report is not intended to be a summary of submissions in their entirety, and you should always check the original submission if you’re seeking to make a further submission, or to fully understand the matters raised by a submitter.

We’ve presented the report in table format, with each row representing a decision requested by a submitter. We’ve assigned each decision requested a unique ‘submission point’ number, and included information on whether the submission supports, opposes, or seeks amendments to particular provisions or matters in PC2.

This report also includes the address for service for each submitter who made a submission on PC2. Once you’ve lodged your further submission with Council, you’ll need to use these addresses to send your further submission to the relevant original submitter.


Submissions

We received 219 submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2.


Friend of Submitter service

Hannah McCashin from Incite was appointed to this role. Hannah is a qualified planner who is fully independent from Council and has had no involvement in developing Plan Change 2.

The Friend of Submitter was available to advise people who don’t already have professional assistance on the process for lodging submissions. They helped with how you might present your views in a submission, and the steps you’ll need to take after lodging your submission. The Friend of Submitter couldn't provide advice on the merits of the IPI or written your submission for you.

Hannah’s contact details are:

Hannah McCashin
Email: hannah@incite.co.nz
Phone: 022 0675 911

Note: Hannah’s working hours are Monday–Thursday, 9am–5pm.

There is no cost for this service.

Maps showing submitter requested rezoning

Several submitters requested that PC2 rezone additional areas of land. Maps have been created showing the locations of these rezoning requests.

Notes and disclaimers:

  1. These maps are intended to illustrate the location and extent of rezoning requested by submitters through their submissions on notified PC2. This map does not supersede the relief sought through submissions.
  2. These maps only show rezonings requested by submitters where the spatial extent can be clearly understood or reasonably inferred from the submission.
  3. In relation to submissions on areas to be rezoned as part of notified PC2, this map only illustrates submissions that request changes to the spatial extent of these areas. These maps do not illustrate submissions that support or oppose notified rezonings, but do not request a change in extent.
  4. These maps do not illustrate submissions that request changes to the spatial extent of precincts (except where this is requested as part of the rezoning).
  5. These maps do not constitute a recommendation or determination on whether submissions are in scope.
  6. These maps do not show the rezoning of the General Residential Zone to Medium and High Density Zone sought by Kāinga Ora [S122]. Refer to the maps contained in Appendix 4 to submission S122 for the extent of rezoning sought by this submission.


Accessing Proposed Plan Change 2

You can download the notification documents for Proposed Plan Change 2 from the Documents on the right of your screen. We’ve also prepared an e-Plan version of Proposed Plan Change 2.

Note: The official version of Plan Change 2 is the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) document. While the ePlan version of Plan Change 2 has been prepared with skill and care, if there are any discrepancies then the PDF document will prevail over the ePlan.

The ePlan can also be used to see how Plan Change 2 might affect a property. The guide walks you through the steps on how to turn the map layers in order to see the zone, precinct, proposed new precinct (if applicable) and any qualifying matter areas that the property is within. This can be used to see which elements of the plan change might be particularly relevant to you.


Summary of Proposed Plan Change 2 by area

If you're interested in seeing how Plan Change 2 might be relevant to your area, see our Ward by Ward Summary of Plan Change 2 – Intensification.

Note: This summary contains general information about PC2. It's not comprehensive, and doesn't describe every aspect of the plan change that may be relevant to you. If you wish to make a submission on PC2, you must make the submission on the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) itself, and not this summary.


Government requirement for this change

The Government passed the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 in December 2021. This law requires the Council to change the District Plan to:

Under this law, Council can also make the following changes to the District Plan:

  • changes to enable papakāinga housing
  • changes to financial contributions provisions
  • other changes that support or are consequential on incorporating the MDRS or giving effect to policies 3 and 4 of the NPS-UD.

The plan change is not allowed to include anything else.

The Ministry for the Environment has published guidance for the public on this legislation in Understanding the RMA (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021: General Overview (Ministry for the Environment).


Legal advice on scope of Plan Change 2

Council has decided to release an additional document, Advice letter – implementing the Enabling Housing Amendment Act, which provides legal advice on the scope of the proposed plan change. This advice informed the Section 32 Evaluation Report, which assesses how the provisions of Plan Change 2 meets the objectives of the RMA.


Increased development in and around our centres and train stations

Policy 3 of the NPS-UD requires our District Plan to enable:

  • in metropolitan centre zones, that building heights and density of urban form reflect demand for housing and business use in those locations, and in all cases building heights of at least six storeys
  • building heights of at least six storeys in at least a walkable catchment of:
    • existing and planned rapid transit stops
    • the edge of metropolitan centre zones
  • within and adjacent to neighbourhood centre zones, local centre zones, and town centre zones, that building heights and densities of urban form are commensurate with the level of commercial activity and community services.

This means the District Plan is required to enable increased building heights within the:

  • Metropolitan Centre Zone at Paraparaumu
  • Town Centre Zones at Ōtaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu Beach and Raumati Beach
  • Local Centre Zones at Waikanae Beach, Kena Kena, Mazengarb Road, Meadows, Raumati South and Paekākāriki.

We’re also required to enable increased building heights within walkable catchments (or walkable distances) of these zones, and the train stations at Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekākāriki (rapid transit stops). This is explained further in section 5.2.4 of the Council’s Section 32 Evaluation Report.

The proposed changes to the District Plan maps, in Appendix A of the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) document, show the location of each of the Metropolitan, Town and Local Centre Zones, where increased heights are proposed to be enabled. They also show the location and extent of proposed Residential Intensification Precincts, which are areas within walkable catchments of these zones and the train stations at Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekākāriki, where the increased heights are also proposed to be enabled.


Consultation

The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) requires Council to publicly notify a proposed version of this plan change for formal submissions and a hearing.

While we’ve previously consulted on the subjects covered by this plan change, please note:

  • Council cannot “carry through” feedback given through previous consultations
  • If you wish to provide feedback on Proposed Plan Change 2, you will need to prepare a new submission and submit it to Council

Previous consultations included:

  • In April 2022, we sought public feedback on a draft version of this plan change. We received feedback from over 200 individuals and organisations, and this led to some useful improvements to the “proposed” version of the plan change that’s now being publicly notified. You can read a summary of that feedback and responses in Section 32 Evaluation Report: Appendix B – Summary of Public Feedback on Draft PC2[PDF 1.15 MB].
  • In late 2021 Council also consulted widely during development of our Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well. Among other things, this consultation covered a proposed approach to intensification across the General Residential Zone, in and around the District’s centres and around the train stations at Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae. Proposed Plan Change 2 is consistent with the approach to intensification in the Growth Strategy. The Growth Strategy was adopted by Council in February 2022. You can read more at Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well.

Important words and phrases used in the consultation

You can find more about important words and phrases used in this consultation on our website at Important words and phrases.

  • Intensification planning instrument (IPI)

  • Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS)

  • National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD)

  • Qualifying matters

  • Rezoning areas to General Residential Zones

  • Design guides

  • Land Development Minimum Requirements

  • Papakāinga

  • Financial contributions provisions

  • Immediate legal effect

Proposed Plan Change 2 to the Operative Kapiti Coast District Plan 2021 (District Plan) responds to Government requirements to change the District Plan to accommodate more residents, businesses and community services in Kāpiti. It is also a significant step towards implementing our Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well.

Initial submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2 closed at 5pm, Tuesday 27 September.

If you have any questions, email us at district.planning@kapiticoast.govt.nz


Closed for further submissions

Further submissions had to be received by the Kāpiti Coast District Council no later than 5pm, Thursday 24 November.

You could make a further submission:

  • On this page
  • by completing Further Submission in support of, or opposition to, submission on notified proposed plan change (Form 6) and emailing it to district.planning@kapiticoast.govt.nz
  • completing a hard copy of the Further Submission form (adding extra pages as needed) and posting it to:
    Kāpiti Coast District Council
    175 Rimu Road
    Paraparaumu 5032.

You were required to send your further submission to the relevant original submitter within 5 working days of lodging your further submission with Council. We’ve included a list of submitters, along with their address for service (commonly an email address), in the Summary of Decisions Requested report


About this plan change

In summary, this plan change:

  • incorporates the Government’s Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) into our District Plan, allowing the construction of up to three three-storey residential units on most sites in the General Residential Zone as a permitted activity where all the MDRS are complied with
  • enables increased levels of development in and around Kāpiti’s centres and around the train stations at Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae
  • rezones some areas to General Residential Zone
  • proposes new design guides to encourage high-quality design of residential and mixed use development
  • replaces all references to the Council’s Subdivision and Development Principles and Requirements 2012 document with references to the Land Development Minimum Requirements April 2022 document
  • provides for qualifying matter areas where development is less enabled, including areas already identified in the District Plan, plus new areas including a Coastal Qualifying Matter Precinct, a Marae Takiwā Precinct, and Kārewarewa Urupā in Waikanae Beach.

Plan Change 2 also proposes:

  • providing for tangata whenua to develop papakāinga housing developments
  • making improvements to the District Plan’s financial contributions provisions.

For more information, see Proposed Plan Change 2: Intensification on our website.


Further submissions

A ‘further submission’ is a submission that supports or opposes other submissions on a proposed plan change. You don’t have to make a further submission, but it is your opportunity to have your say on the changes sought by others, if you wish to.

Further submissions must be limited to the matters raised by others in their submissions on PC2. You can’t use a further submission to raise new points about the Plan Change.


Who could make a further submission

To make a further submission, you had to be either:

  • someone who represents a relevant aspect of the public interest
  • have an interest in PC2 greater than the general public (as outlined in clause 8, Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA)).

Some examples of where you might have an interest greater than that of the general public are if a submission relates to a:

  • proposed rezoning, and your property is in or next to the proposed rezoning
  • proposed new precinct, and your property is in or next to the area affected by the change
  • change to a proposed rule or standard that applies to your property.

How to make a further submission

To make a further submission you needed to:

1. Review the submissions on PC2:

  • Review the Summary of Decisions Requested report and original submissions.
  • Decide which original submissions you would like to make a further submission on.
  • Work out whether you can make a further submission.

2. Prepare your further submission:

3.Submit your further submission:

  • Lodge your further submission with Kāpiti Coast District Council by 5pm, Thursday 24 November 2022.
  • Send your further submission to the relevant original submitter(s) within 5 working days of lodging it with Council. You’ll find their preferred “address for service” (commonly an email address) in the Summary of Decisions Requested report.

Summary of Decisions Requested report

The Summary of Decisions Requested (SoDR) report gives summaries of the decisions requested by submitters in their submissions on PC2. This report is not intended to be a summary of submissions in their entirety, and you should always check the original submission if you’re seeking to make a further submission, or to fully understand the matters raised by a submitter.

We’ve presented the report in table format, with each row representing a decision requested by a submitter. We’ve assigned each decision requested a unique ‘submission point’ number, and included information on whether the submission supports, opposes, or seeks amendments to particular provisions or matters in PC2.

This report also includes the address for service for each submitter who made a submission on PC2. Once you’ve lodged your further submission with Council, you’ll need to use these addresses to send your further submission to the relevant original submitter.


Submissions

We received 219 submissions on Proposed Plan Change 2.


Friend of Submitter service

Hannah McCashin from Incite was appointed to this role. Hannah is a qualified planner who is fully independent from Council and has had no involvement in developing Plan Change 2.

The Friend of Submitter was available to advise people who don’t already have professional assistance on the process for lodging submissions. They helped with how you might present your views in a submission, and the steps you’ll need to take after lodging your submission. The Friend of Submitter couldn't provide advice on the merits of the IPI or written your submission for you.

Hannah’s contact details are:

Hannah McCashin
Email: hannah@incite.co.nz
Phone: 022 0675 911

Note: Hannah’s working hours are Monday–Thursday, 9am–5pm.

There is no cost for this service.

Maps showing submitter requested rezoning

Several submitters requested that PC2 rezone additional areas of land. Maps have been created showing the locations of these rezoning requests.

Notes and disclaimers:

  1. These maps are intended to illustrate the location and extent of rezoning requested by submitters through their submissions on notified PC2. This map does not supersede the relief sought through submissions.
  2. These maps only show rezonings requested by submitters where the spatial extent can be clearly understood or reasonably inferred from the submission.
  3. In relation to submissions on areas to be rezoned as part of notified PC2, this map only illustrates submissions that request changes to the spatial extent of these areas. These maps do not illustrate submissions that support or oppose notified rezonings, but do not request a change in extent.
  4. These maps do not illustrate submissions that request changes to the spatial extent of precincts (except where this is requested as part of the rezoning).
  5. These maps do not constitute a recommendation or determination on whether submissions are in scope.
  6. These maps do not show the rezoning of the General Residential Zone to Medium and High Density Zone sought by Kāinga Ora [S122]. Refer to the maps contained in Appendix 4 to submission S122 for the extent of rezoning sought by this submission.


Accessing Proposed Plan Change 2

You can download the notification documents for Proposed Plan Change 2 from the Documents on the right of your screen. We’ve also prepared an e-Plan version of Proposed Plan Change 2.

Note: The official version of Plan Change 2 is the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) document. While the ePlan version of Plan Change 2 has been prepared with skill and care, if there are any discrepancies then the PDF document will prevail over the ePlan.

The ePlan can also be used to see how Plan Change 2 might affect a property. The guide walks you through the steps on how to turn the map layers in order to see the zone, precinct, proposed new precinct (if applicable) and any qualifying matter areas that the property is within. This can be used to see which elements of the plan change might be particularly relevant to you.


Summary of Proposed Plan Change 2 by area

If you're interested in seeing how Plan Change 2 might be relevant to your area, see our Ward by Ward Summary of Plan Change 2 – Intensification.

Note: This summary contains general information about PC2. It's not comprehensive, and doesn't describe every aspect of the plan change that may be relevant to you. If you wish to make a submission on PC2, you must make the submission on the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) itself, and not this summary.


Government requirement for this change

The Government passed the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 in December 2021. This law requires the Council to change the District Plan to:

Under this law, Council can also make the following changes to the District Plan:

  • changes to enable papakāinga housing
  • changes to financial contributions provisions
  • other changes that support or are consequential on incorporating the MDRS or giving effect to policies 3 and 4 of the NPS-UD.

The plan change is not allowed to include anything else.

The Ministry for the Environment has published guidance for the public on this legislation in Understanding the RMA (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021: General Overview (Ministry for the Environment).


Legal advice on scope of Plan Change 2

Council has decided to release an additional document, Advice letter – implementing the Enabling Housing Amendment Act, which provides legal advice on the scope of the proposed plan change. This advice informed the Section 32 Evaluation Report, which assesses how the provisions of Plan Change 2 meets the objectives of the RMA.


Increased development in and around our centres and train stations

Policy 3 of the NPS-UD requires our District Plan to enable:

  • in metropolitan centre zones, that building heights and density of urban form reflect demand for housing and business use in those locations, and in all cases building heights of at least six storeys
  • building heights of at least six storeys in at least a walkable catchment of:
    • existing and planned rapid transit stops
    • the edge of metropolitan centre zones
  • within and adjacent to neighbourhood centre zones, local centre zones, and town centre zones, that building heights and densities of urban form are commensurate with the level of commercial activity and community services.

This means the District Plan is required to enable increased building heights within the:

  • Metropolitan Centre Zone at Paraparaumu
  • Town Centre Zones at Ōtaki, Waikanae, Paraparaumu Beach and Raumati Beach
  • Local Centre Zones at Waikanae Beach, Kena Kena, Mazengarb Road, Meadows, Raumati South and Paekākāriki.

We’re also required to enable increased building heights within walkable catchments (or walkable distances) of these zones, and the train stations at Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekākāriki (rapid transit stops). This is explained further in section 5.2.4 of the Council’s Section 32 Evaluation Report.

The proposed changes to the District Plan maps, in Appendix A of the Proposed Plan Change 2 – Intensification (Intensification Planning Instrument) document, show the location of each of the Metropolitan, Town and Local Centre Zones, where increased heights are proposed to be enabled. They also show the location and extent of proposed Residential Intensification Precincts, which are areas within walkable catchments of these zones and the train stations at Waikanae, Paraparaumu and Paekākāriki, where the increased heights are also proposed to be enabled.


Consultation

The Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) requires Council to publicly notify a proposed version of this plan change for formal submissions and a hearing.

While we’ve previously consulted on the subjects covered by this plan change, please note:

  • Council cannot “carry through” feedback given through previous consultations
  • If you wish to provide feedback on Proposed Plan Change 2, you will need to prepare a new submission and submit it to Council

Previous consultations included:

  • In April 2022, we sought public feedback on a draft version of this plan change. We received feedback from over 200 individuals and organisations, and this led to some useful improvements to the “proposed” version of the plan change that’s now being publicly notified. You can read a summary of that feedback and responses in Section 32 Evaluation Report: Appendix B – Summary of Public Feedback on Draft PC2[PDF 1.15 MB].
  • In late 2021 Council also consulted widely during development of our Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well. Among other things, this consultation covered a proposed approach to intensification across the General Residential Zone, in and around the District’s centres and around the train stations at Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu and Waikanae. Proposed Plan Change 2 is consistent with the approach to intensification in the Growth Strategy. The Growth Strategy was adopted by Council in February 2022. You can read more at Growth Strategy, Te Tupu Pai – Growing Well.

Important words and phrases used in the consultation

You can find more about important words and phrases used in this consultation on our website at Important words and phrases.

  • Intensification planning instrument (IPI)

  • Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS)

  • National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD)

  • Qualifying matters

  • Rezoning areas to General Residential Zones

  • Design guides

  • Land Development Minimum Requirements

  • Papakāinga

  • Financial contributions provisions

  • Immediate legal effect

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