Summary of key issues with the current District Plan
As a result of the review of current policies and rules specific to
heritage items and protected trees, the following issues with the
current District Plan have been identified:Heritage items
- Current criteria for heritage items are no longer best practice and there is insufficient research to support the current assessment.
- Current rules aren’t fully effective at protecting heritage items from inappropriate subdivision, use and development.
- The current Plan simply lists the item (building, structure etc) but doesn’t clearly identify the setting in which the item is located.
- The current Plan doesn’t provide for archaeological sites, historic heritage landscapes and the interiors of built heritage items.
Key issue with the current District Plan is that the assessment
methodology used to identify and list trees for protection doesn’t reflect best practice.