Proposed Plan Change 8 Papakāinga/Kāinga Nohoanga Zone

We’d like your feedback on a proposed plan change to the Christchurch District Plan so that it better enables use and development of Māori land in the Papakāinga/Kāinga Nohoanga zone.

Project status: Open for feedback
Open for feedback: 14th April 2021 - 13th May 2021

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Plan Change 8, which the Council has initiated, seeks to:

  • Significantly reduce the current 15m road setback for buildings on Māori land to 3m, or 5m where the garage directly faces the road (so cars parked in front of the garage door will not extend onto the road).
  • Reduce the current 10m internal boundary setback for buildings on Māori land to 2m. A recession plane is proposed to be introduced to offset the possible visual and privacy effects on neighbours of an internal boundary setback reduction of this extent.
  • Increase the maximum permitted site coverage of buildings on Māori land from 35 percent to 50 percent, to allow for the possibility of multiple buildings on communally owned land.
  • Provide a more generous earthworks allowance – the same as for residential zones – for Māori land in the Papakāinga/Kāinga Nohoanga zone, where sites are below 2000m2.
  • Extend the definition of Māori land (for the purposes of the Papakāinga/Kāinga Nohoanga zone only) so that general land in the following categories can also benefit from the zone’s Māori land rules:
    1.  Land where a status declaration was made under the Māori Affairs Amendment Act 1967 converting Māori freehold land to general title, and there have been no changes of ownership since the conversion other than to an owner’s bloodline successor; or
    2. Land where one or more owners are able to provide written evidence of Whakapapa to the original grantees of the land as confirmed by the Te Runanga o Ngāi Tahu Whakapapa Unit or the Māori Land Court;
    3. Land which is vested in a Trust constituted pursuant to Part 12 of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 or a Māori incorporation constituted pursuant to Part 13 of the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993;
    4. Land which is owned by a Rūnanga with authority/mana over the area in which the original Māori reserve is located.

Read more on this plan change.(external link)

Come talk to us about the plan change

Wednesday 28 April  5:30pm - 7:00pm, Little River Rugby Club, The Domain

Tuesday 4 May 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Facility, 25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

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