Public Notice - Plan changes 51 and 64

(Posted on: June 13)







Notification date 13 June 2019


In accordance with Clause 7 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Manawatu District Council gives public notice that the summary of decisions requested by persons making original submissions to Proposed Plan Changes 51 and 64 to the Manawatu District Plan are now available for public consideration and Further Submissions from 13 to 27 June 2019. The Council has received 38 original submissions on Plan Change 51 and four original submissions on Plan Change 64.

Summary of the Proposed Plan Changes

PPC51 – Growth Precinct 4

  1. Introduction of a new Chapter 8 Subdivision for Growth Precinct 4, including structure plan for the Growth Precinct 4 area. These provisions are specific to Growth Precinct 4 only.
  2. Introduction of a new Chapter 15 Residential Zone for the area defined as Growth Precinct 4, covering dwellings, fencing, non-residential activities, retirement living and multi-unit residential development.
  3. New definitions for: Commercial Activity, Essential Infrastructure, Growth Precinct 4, Home Occupation, Multi-unit Residential Development, Open Construction, Permeable surface, Retirement village
  4. Amending the definition of Assisted Living Accommodation.
  5. Inserting a cross reference in Chapter 3A to the new Chapter 8 Subdivision proposed policy 2.7 and Rule 8.4.1.g.i.
  6. Removal of the Feilding Locality Nodal Zone – Appendix 5A Diagram 1.
  7. Amending the Planning Maps to reflect the change of zoning from Rural and Recreation to Residential Zone and Recreation Zone near the Makino Stream.

Other Changes

  1. Introduction of the new District Plan structure introduced in Plan Change 46 throughout the entirety of the District Plan. This includes new headings, sections and page numbering.
  2. Introduction of a Part 1 and Part 2 to the District Plan to differentiate between reviewed chapters and un-reviewed sections of the Operative District Plan.
  3. The updating all cross referencing from page numbers in the Operative District Plan to chapters (in the new structure of the District Plan) or sections (which is the structure of the old District Plan).
  4. Update to the District Plan appendices so that numbering in new chapters introduced in the Plan are consistent.
  5. Minor amendments to Rules 3B.4.2 and 3B.4.3 relating to access to improve clarity and plan administration. These changes clarify that the new access standard applies only to Arterial Roads and to include the term 'location' along with new provisions for all roads. A related amendment is the introduction of a new rule to specify that formation and upgrading of vehicle crossings are to be in accordance with Council engineering standards.

PPC64 – Boarding, Breeding and Training Kennels

  1. Introduction of a new chapter 3H: Boarding, Breeding and Training Kennels which includes a new issue, objective, policies and rules for the management of boarding, breeding and training kennels.
  2. Remove the existing definition of ‘kennels’ in the District Plan.
  3. Insert a new definition for ‘boarding, breeding and training kennels’.
  4. Consequential amendments to definitions which already contain reference to ‘kennels’ (inserting the words ‘boarding, breeding and training’ before the word ‘kennels’) for:
    1. Farm Buildings
    2. Farming
    3. Home Occupation
    4. Intensive Farming
  5. Consequential amendment to Rule 3.5.1 vii) to remove kennels from the list of discretionary activities in the Rural Zone.
  6. Consequential amendment to the Explanation for the Rural Zone and Nodal Areas in Section 4 of the District Plan to remove reference to kennels as a non-complying activity in the Nodal Areas.
  7. Consequential amendment to Section 3B Car Parking standards to refer to boarding, breeding and training kennels, and to state the number of car parks required.

Viewing of the Summary of Decisions Requested

The summary of decisions requested in the original submissions, as well as the original submissions themselves, are available for inspection at the following locations, when these facilities are open to the public:

  • Manawatu District Council, 135 Manchester Street, Feilding
  • Feilding Public Library, 60 Stafford Street, Feilding.

All information on Plan Changes 51 and 64, including Further Submission forms are also available on the Council’s website

Making a Further Submission

Further Submissions must be in writing in the form prescribed (Form 6) in the Resource Management Act 1991 or similar, including Further Submissions via e-mail. Further Submissions lodged by way of e-mail do not require a signature. Further Submission forms are available from any of the facilities referred to above or the Council website:

The closing date for making Further Submissions is 5pm, Thursday 27 June 2019.

Further Submission forms are available at the above offices or can be downloaded from the Council website and must be lodged with the Council by one of the following options:

Post/Email to:                                                   or                    Delivered to:

Manawatu District Council                                                          Manawatu District Council

Private Bag 10-001 Feilding 4743                                              135 Manchester Street

Email:                                     Feilding

IMPORTANT: Any person making a further submission on Proposed Plan Changes 51 and 64 must serve a copy of their further submission on the person who made the original submission within five working days of lodging their further submission with the Council.

Process for Public Participation in Consideration of Proposed Plan Changes 51 and 64

Once the closing date for lodging Further Submissions has passed, the Council will convene hearings to consider submissions and further submissions that have been lodged and issue decisions on the matters raised. Anyone who has made a submission or further submission and who has indicated that they wish to be heard will have the right to attend the hearings and present their submission. On receiving notice of a decision on their submission, any person who disagrees with or is dissatisfied with the decisions made may refer the decision to the Environment Court for further consideration.

Dr Richard Templer


Signed for and on behalf of the


13 June 2019