Submitters urged to have their say on Proposed District Plan
Published on 13 September 2022
While there remains well over a month to make submissions on the Far North Proposed District Plan, people are being urged to have their say on rules that will help shape the Far North.
The council notified its Proposed District Plan on 27 July, opening a 13-week public submission process that closes on 21 October.
The best way to make a submission is via the online ePlan. This tool allows users to search for any property in the Far North using an interactive map that identifies a range of planning and other features related to a property. It shows which zone the property is in (for example residential, rural, or industrial) and includes other information layers, such as flood and coastal erosion zones. To make a submission, users first register and can then click on the proposals they want to support, oppose, or request changes to.
To help people navigate the online submission process, the council has developed an easy-to-understand ‘how to’ video that shows each step of the process. There are also written instructions and graphics to help guide users through the submissions process.
Further assistance is available through the friend of the submitter service. This is an independent planning consultant who can assist submitters understand the planning process and help them make an effective submission. There is no cost for this service.
Information about how to further participate in the plan making process is available on the FNDC website.
Go to pdp.fndc.govt.nz to view the plan and supporting material, or to contact the planning team for further assistance.