Change to urban limits for Tauranga housing subdivision

A change to the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement to amend the urban limits at Tauriko West will become operative later this month, to support demand for housing in Tauranga.

The Tauriko land proposed for development, between State Highway 29 and the Wairoa River, is currently in the Western Bay of Plenty District Plan and Tauranga City Plan and is outside the urban limits of the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement. The first step in the planning process is to include Tauriko West within the urban limits line.

The change has been approved by the Minister for the Environment Hon David Parker, and was notified by the Regional Council (23 October). It became operative on 30 October.

This is the first time a Regional Council has used the new Streamlined Planning Process under the Resource Management Act to change a Regional Policy Statement.

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