On 22 July 2016, The Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel (the Panel) delivered its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) to Auckland Council.
On 19 August 2016, the council notified its decisions on the recommendations, the recommended plan text and maps, and all council designations.
The council's decisions report includes:
Read the decisions report and attachments:
Auckland Council's decisions report (PDF 440KB)
Attachment A: Alternative solutions prepared by the council for any rejected recommendations (PDF 16MB)
Attachment B: Section 32AA assessment reports prepared, where necessary, as part of any rejection (PDF 804KB)
Attachment C: The Panel's out of scope recommendations accepted by the council, including maps (PDF 3.3MB)
Attachment D: A list of The Panel's recommendations that have been rejected by the council (PDF 176KB)
Attachment E: Designations - Parts 1, 2 and 3 (PDF 672KB)
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When the council made its decisions, it accepted some recommendations identified by the Panel as being beyond the scope of submissions (i.e. as ‘out of scope’). These include out of scope recommendations on the zoning of certain land.
An explanation of how to identify the Panel's out of scope recommendations that have been accepted by the council can be found in the council’s decisions.
Anyone unduly prejudiced by the council's acceptance of these out of scope recommendations has a right of appeal to the Environment Court under section 156(3) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010.
To find out more about The Panel recommendations, see Independent Hearings Panel reports and recommendations.
To find out more about the Auckland Unitary Plan appeal process, see the Environment Court website.
Read the Panel's Clarification of recommendation on the RUB for Waiheke (PDF 301KB).
The council notified other requiring authorities of its recommendations on their designations on 19 August 2016 (i.e. for non-council designations).
They have 30 working days to notify the council of their decisions.
To find out what requiring authorities are, see the Ministry for the Environment website.
There are limited appeal rights to the Environment Court and High Court under the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 against:
See appeals against Auckland Council's decisions on the proposed plan.
To find out what happened next, see History of the plan.
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