25 Jun 2014

The Unitary Plan will replace the current Auckland Regional Policy Statement and all District and Regional Plans across the Auckland region (with the exception of the Hauraki Gulf Island Plans). It will become the rulebook for what you can do on your land and how we protect the natural and physical resources of the Auckland region. It will determine the requirements for resource consents, and will set out the rules and standards to be complied with when developing or subdividing land, or changing its use. The Unitary Plan also identifies land for future urban development as well as the rural-urban boundary of the region.
Auckland Council publicly notified the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan on 30 September 2013. The initial submission period closed on 28 February 2014. Over 9000 submissions on the proposed plan were received. Auckland Council has released its summary of the submissions on 11th of June 2014 and is now calling for further submissions until 22 July 2014. This provides the opportunity to review the submissions received and to lodge a further submission in support or opposition.
Landowners, developers and investors, statutory bodies and any other potentially affected organisations are well advised to make use of this opportunity to have their say on the submissions received, and, if they haven’t submitted on the plan already, to reserve their right to present their views at the public hearings scheduled to commence later this year.
CKL’s planning team can assist you in reviewing submissions relating to your interests, provide advice on the need for further submissions and prepare those submissions on your behalf. Please contact our Auckland Planning Manager Michèle Schitko (PH: 09 524 7029 or michele.schitko@ckl.co.nz) for this service.