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Planning updates

The Environmental Planning team periodically provides updates and practice notes to this page. For the latest planning information, view our monthly Planning Panui newsletter.

Planning Pānui newsletter

Practice and Guidance Note for external use – Implementation of Plan Change 33

Posted: 02 September 2022

This Practice and Guidance Note is to provide external users of the Tauranga City Plan with overall guidance on how Plan Change 33 – Enabling Housing Supply (‘PC33’) is being implemented

Residential intensification update

Posted: 02 March 2022

Following the changes introduced by the Amendment Act and the number of enquiries we are getting for residential intensification, we thought it was timely to provide a further update following from our October 2021 Planning Panui item, ‘Comprehensively Designed Development and Plan Change 26’.

Do I need a resource consent under PC7?

Posted: 03 May 2021

Is your property subject to flooding from intense rainfall? Use the infographic to determine whether a consent is required.

Plan Change 27 Guidance for Resource Consenting

Posted: 23 March 2021

General guidance for determining whether a resource consent is required under Plan Change 27

Practice Note: Assessing Resource Consent Applications against the Flood Hazard Plan Area provisions under the Tauranga City Plan

Posted: 30 October 2020

The purpose of this Practice Note is to assist ratepayers, land and building owners and their professional advisors, and Tauranga City Council staff, with developments occurring on land that is subject to the Flood Hazard Plan Area (‘FHPA’) overlay, as defined within the Tauranga City Plan.

Commercial Activities in the Residential Zone

Posted: 30 October 2020

Council received an application for an office activity in the Suburban Residential Zone. This application was processed on a non-notified basis and was sent for review by Commissioner Greg Hill.

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