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Recommendation

Improve the efficiency and consistency of urban planning by standardising planning rulebooks

Section: 6.3. Building attractive and inclusive cities

How

Standardise the planning policies of regional and district plans. This should:

  1. Establish national uniform definitions for land use policy.
  2. Develop a National Planning Framework that appropriately standardises rules, with local authorities required to adopt these rules with limited variations.
  3. Make consistent provision for papakāinga housing on Māori land and other forms of community housing.
  4. Merge regional and district plans into a smaller number of combined plans.

Who

    When

    2022 - 2026

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