Public Notice of Summary of Submissions on Proposed Plan Change

Clause 7 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991

Proposed Plan Change 47

The Matamata-Piako District Council has prepared a summary of submissions on the following plan change to the Matamata-Piako District Plan:

Proposed Plan Change 47 looks at the planning controls and the extent of zoning for Matamata, Morrinsville and Te Aroha. Council needs to ensure that the right amount of land is zoned for housing and to accommodate new business or industrial activities.

The plan change may be viewed at any Council office or library, or online at www.mpdc.govt.nz/plan-your-town.

Submissions

The following persons may make a further submission on the plan change:

• Any person representing a relevant aspect of public interest.

• Any person who has an interest in the proposed plan change greater than the interest that the general public has.

• Matamata-Piako District Council itself.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to the Matamata-Piako District Council.

The submission must be made using (prescribed form) Form 6 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard. Copies of this form are available at mpdc.govt.nz/plan-your-town or at any Council office or library.

Submissions can be completed online, returned to PO Box 266, Te Aroha 3342 or to any Council office, or scanned and emailed to submissions@mpdc.govt.nz. Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. You must also send a copy of your submission to the original submitter within five working days of lodging your submission with Council.

The process for public participation in the consideration of the plan change under the Resource Management Act 1991 is as follows:

• If a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held.

• The Matamata-Piako District Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within two years of notifying the plan change and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time.

• Any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the plan change to the Environment Court if, in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the plan change.

Please contact Mark Hamilton at mhamilton@mpdc.govt.nz or phone 07 884 0060 if you have any questions about the plan change.

D J McLeod

Chief Executive Officer

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