Further discussion topics released for District Plan Review

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Published: 28 Nov 2016

A new set of District Plan discussion topics have been release as Timaru District Council renews its call for people to have their say in how land is used in the future.

The Timaru District Council has launched its District Plan Review with the release of ten discussion documents covering major topics that are subject to the district plan, with another nine to be released before the end of the year.

Mark Geddes, District Planning Manager, says the latest batch of topics should be of particular interest to people as they cover the major issues of zoning and noise.

“The District Plan manages all land use and subdivision activities in the District, controlling what land use activities are allowed and where,” he said.

“There are a variety of ways the District Plan can affect members of the public. If you own or lease land, the District Plan controls what type of activities you can conduct on that land, what you can build, how high you can build and certain aspects of the design.

“Amongst other things, it also controls whether you can subdivide that land and how much noise you can make. District Plans also control what is happening next door and in your neighbourhood.”

The discussion documents released today are:

  • Topic 11: Noise
  • Topic 12: Rural Zones
  • Topic 13: Residential Zones
  • Topic 16: Industrial Zones
  • Topic 18: Institutions

The discussion documents may be downloaded from Timaru District Council’s website www.timaru.govt.nz/dpr.  You can also get them from Timaru District Libraries and council offices.

“We’ll be holding public drop in sessions early next year to discuss the issues identified in each topic and look at possible options to resolve them, and we’ll be collecting written submissions until February 10, 2017.

“We know there are a wealth of knowledgeable and creative people throughout the community, and this is an opportunity for them to help shape a sustainable community for the future.”

Feedback can be made via the council website where you can make an electronic submission or download a feedback form to be emailed, posted or delivered to any council office up until 10 February 2017.

For more information visit www.timaru.govt.nz/dpr

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021