We are proposing to split the existing rural zone into three zones:
Design guides provide guidance
to developers and the community and ensure high-quality developments and outcomes. They will be used when resource consents are processed and contain a number of objectives
(outcomes) sought and guidance on how to
achieve the desired outcomes.
This report provides a review of draft development controls, and recommendations for amendments. It includes an analysis and modelling of built forms.
We are proposing to create greater housing choice and affordability within the District Plan by introducing a medium density residential zone. You can read more about this on our compact and livable city webpage
Wellington Water has released a guideline for water sensitive design for stormwater which will be referenced in our Proposed District Plan.
We have been working with our heritage experts to reassess currently scheduled buildings and sites across Porirua to ensure they still meet the necessary criteria to be listed in the District Plan.
We have been working with experts to undertake draft evaluations of our important landscapes and coastal environment. In 2019 further work was carried out to review and update the 2018 Landscape Evaluation and incorporate Ngāti Toa values. You can read more about this on our ecology and landscapes webpage
We have held three rounds of coastal hazard community workshops in Titahi Bay, Plimmerton, Pukerua Bay, Pauatahanui and Paremata which were led by our coastal hazard experts Jim Dahm and Bronwen Gibberd. These workshops have helped to inform our draft coastal hazard report. You can read more about this on our coastal hazards webpage
We worked with the community in the 2017 Make Your Mark campaign, the 2018 draft objectives and policies consultation, and the Growth Strategy consultation. All this feedback has helped to inform the full draft District Plan.