Proposed Change 66: Richmond Housing Choice

Current Status

As no appeals have been received, the rules are effectively operative and have full legal effect. The Plan Change will be annotated as operative in the next update of the Tasman Resource Management Plan.


Date Notified: 14 July 2018

Following notification of proposed Plan Change 66 in October 2017, receipt of submissions by December 2017 and a hearing held on 11 April 2018, Council evaluated the submissions and accepted many of the improvements requested by submitters.

Amendments to the plan change

Generally the overall direction, policies and rules that were first proposed are retained.

The changes made are minor and relate to the detail rather than the framework of the plan change. The changes:

  • Clarify that all residential development that is not medium density development (compact density, comprehensive residential or intensive development) is standard density development
  • Include further policy protection for historic and cultural heritage
  • Encourage the incorporation of universal design principles in housing development
  • Clarify  that for intensive and compact development the setback for buildings from the road or front boundaries is less than for standard development
  • Further restrict the height in relation to boundary rule for the most southerly orientated side or rear boundary of a site where there is an intensive housing development on an adjacent property, to further reduce any minor adverse effects of shading in winter and more broadly, on amenity.


Lodging an appeal

Anyone who made a submission on the plan change and would like to lodge an appeal must do so within 30 working days of receiving the notice of decisions. If you wish to do this and need more information, please contact the Environment Court in Wellington (04 9188300).

Plan change details and documents

This Change proposes to increase the choice of living opportunities in Richmond to allow for:

(a)    residential intensification in central Richmond in the Richmond Intensive Development Area (RIDA) as shown on the planning maps; and
(b)    a change to the compact density provisions for Richmond South and West.

Date Notified: 14 October 2017
Submissions Closed: Monday 27 November 2017

Summary of Submissions

Date Notified: 6 December 2017
Further Submissions Close: Tuesday 19 December 2017

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Hearing of Submissions

Date: 11 April 2018

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