Hanmer Springs design standards
The Hanmer Springs design standards are finally being reviewed.
The design standards have informed all new development in Hanmer Springs since 1989. The standards remain largely the same aside from a few tweaks here and there over the years through plan changes.
However, the design standards do not work as efficiently and effectively as they should. We know this from feedback we have received, and our own frustrations in applying the design standards. This review is an opportunity to take stock, look at what the design standards have achieved so far, what is not working, and what Hanmer Springs, the "alpine spa village", should look like in the future.
We have a few ideas to share with you. In turn, we hope you engage and share your thoughts and opinions with us.
Your responses will help us shape a final proposal (a plan change to the Hurunui District Plan) that will go out to the community for formal consultation under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991.
What do you think?
Have a read of the documents above. Take a wander around your neighbourhood. What works? What doesn't? What would you like to see?
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback! The feedback is being collated and will be taken into consideration by officers when coming up with a final proposal (a plan change to the Hurunui District Council). This final proposal will go out to the community for consultation.
What happens next?
- Responses are being collated and considered. A plan change proposal to the District Plan is being developed.
- The proposal will be formally consulted on. There will be opportunity to make a formal submission on the proposed provisions.
- A hearing will be held if submitters wish to speak to their submission. These will be heard by a Hearing Panel who will then make a recommendation to the Council (which may include changes to the proposal as a result of submissions). The Council will make a final decision on whether to adopt the plan change, or not.
- All submitters have the right to appeal the decision to the Environment Court.
Please contact Nicola Kirby on 03 314 0058 or firstname.lastname@example.org