The new Rural Residential Land Use Strategy has now been released. The Strategy sets out the long-term direction for managing rural residential growth in Palmerston North and the development of rural residential areas or as they are commonly called, life-style blocks.
A large number of submissions were received from residents
living in rural areas and other key stakeholders such as Federated
Farmers, Horizons Regional Council and land transport
representatives such as New Zealand Transport Authority and
Quick Link to the document here. - PDF
Submissions helped define a rural land use hierarchy as
- Rural Producer (large farms).
- Satellite Rural Residential (small clusters of lifestyle blocks
on the fringe of the City).
- Integrated Developments (new integrated rural
- Existing Rural Residential Areas (established rural residential
areas such as Moonshine Valley).
This hierarchy will support the Council's objective to protect
high class soils for productive use.
The Strategy is one of a number of land use plans which have
been prepared to assist the Council's Sectional District Plan
Review being prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991.
The Strategy can be
viewed here or at any branch of the Library, or at the Customer
Service Centre, Squareside.