Stage 2 of the Waikato District Plan review addresses natural hazards and climate change. Natural hazards are identified in mapped overlay areas. The plan proposes different rules for different natural hazard overlays. Rules relate to construction and alteration of buildings and infrastructure, earthworks and subdivision.
HortNZ lodged a submission 23 September 2020.
Key issues addressed in the submission:
- Differentiating between habitable and non-habitable buildings (ensuring farm buildings are not subject to undue controls)
- Ensuring ancillary rural earthworks are excluded from the definition of earthworks
- Ensuring horticulture adaptation and resilience in response to climate change.