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Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy

Strategy

The 2010 Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy was adopted by the 3 partner Councils – Hastings District, Napier City and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council - in August 2010.  The Strategy is intended to adapt to changing trends over time through 5 yearly reviews.

The purpose of the 2010 Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy is to provide a comprehensive, integrated and effective growth management strategy for the Heretaunga Plains sub-region.

HPUDS2010 takes a long-term view of land use and infrastructure and how growth will be managed in the Heretaunga Plains sub-region for the period 2015-2045.  HPUDS will need to adapt and take into account changing circumstances over the 30 year timeframe.

  • Final HPUDS 2010 – chapters include context, strategy development process & consultation, settlement pattern, implementation plan, process, implementation mechanisms, appendices.

The vision  

“In 2045, the Heretaunga Plains is a place where there are thriving communities, quality living environments with high levels of amenity, and where mana whenua values and aspirations are recognised and provided for, and where:

  • There is a growing and resilient economy which promotes opportunities to live, work, play and invest.
  • The productive value of its soil and water resources are recognised and provided for, and sustainable use is promoted.
  • The urban centres of Napier and Hastings have distinct identities and provide complementary living, working and learning opportunities.
  • Community and physical infrastructure is integrated, sustainable and affordable.”

Goals for preparing HPUDS

The goals for preparing the urban development strategy were to –

1)      Describe the level of residential and business land growth over the next 30 years and beyond by identifying:

  • Where growth will go and desired density
  • What the sequence of development should be and the timetable/or triggers
  • The criteria for establishing the boundaries to urban growth
  • What infrastructure is needed, particularly transportation and drainage
  • The budget implications

2)      Propose policies to guide growth through:

  • Regional Policy Statement
  • District plans
  • Councils’ long term plans (LTPs)
  • The Regional Land Transport Strategy
  • Infrastructure development planning (including both policy and social infrastructure networks).

Implementation

HPUDS is being implemented through:

  • Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Regional Policy Statement
  • Hawke’s Bay Regional Land Transport Strategy and Programme, and the New Zealand Transport Agency’s programmes and strategies
  • District plans, policies and bylaws
  • Councils’ Long Term Plans
  • Mana whenua plans and strategies
  • Other partner plans and strategies.

The effectiveness of this implementation is also part of the 2016 Review.

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