PLANNING RULES FOR GLENORCHY ARE CHANGING
Oct 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
There will be a QLDC hosted meeting in the Hall at 7pm on Thursday 17th October to discuss the proposed changes to the District Plan that will affect Glenorchy.
These include new rules around recession planes for houses, new setbacks and a 7m build height in the commercial zone.
There are also new rules to protect Iwi values which affect the whole of the township and the head of the lake. These relate to activities including buildings, earthworks, commercial activities and commercial recreational activities. Below is copied from a Facebook post by Todd & Walker Law
Queenstown Lakes District Plan – Wahi Tupuna Provisions
The Queenstown Lakes District Council as part of Stage 3 of its Proposed District Plan has notified a number of properties to be identified as wahi tupuna areas. Land within these areas is subject to particular restrictions on development and other activities. These restrictions include:
1. Any farm building within a wahi tupuna area (previously a permitted activity in rural zones) is a restricted discretionary activity, with Council having the discretion to decline consent based on cultural values of manawhenua.
2. Any building or structure within a wahi tupuna area that is less than 7m (in residential zones), 20m (in rural residential zones), or 30m (within the Wakatipu basin lifestyle precinct or open space and recreation zone) from a water body is restricted discretionary activity again with effects on cultural values of manawhenua being the matter of discretion.
3. Almost all earthworks within a wahi tupuna area will require resource consent as a restricted discretionary activity with the effects on cultural values to be considered, as the total maximum permitted volume of earthworks is just 10m3.
4. Any subdivision of land within a wahi tupuna area (if subdivision is identified as a threat within the schedule of areas) is a fully discretionary activity (previously such subdivision was a restricted discretionary activity).
Venue: Glenorchy Hall