Central Hawkes Bay District Plan Review

Central Hawkes Bay District Council notified the Proposed Central Hawkes Bay District Plan for public consultation in May 2021.

A district plan manages land use activities and subdivision – they set out rules and policy for how land can be used and developed.

HortNZ's submission

HortNZ made a submission in August 2021 in the best interests of growers. The key point's raised in HortNZ's submission were:

  • The need to ensure reverse sensitivity effects in the rural environment are managed.
  • The important of providing for horticultural activities (including seasonal worker accommodation, crop protection and support structures, ancillary rural earthworks etc.)
  • The need for a pragmatic framework for greenhouses (and not grouping them in as 'intensive primary production' rules).

 Click here to read HortNZ's summary of the notified plan provisions.