Submissions have now closed.
What is the Future Development Strategy?
This short video provides an introduction to the Future Development Strategy (FDS) or you can listen to this podcast to learn more [WAV, 102 MB].
Formal consultation on the new draft FDS 2022-2052 ran from 14 March 2022 to 14 April 2022.
Hearings are scheduled for April and May and following deliberations the FDS may be adopted by both councils in July 2022.
- 9.00 am Wednesday 27 April 2022 - Hearings Schedule
- 9.00 am Thursday 28 April 2022 - Hearings Schedule
- 1.00 pm Friday 29 April 2022 - Hearing Schedule
- 9.00 am Tuesday 3 May 2022 - Hearing Schedule
With submissions now heard, both Councils will meet again for FDS deliberations on 31 May and 2 June. The public can join the meetings via Zoom.
The FDS Subcommittee will then deliberate on the submissions feedback and make some policy decisions for the FDS for the Joint Committee of the Nelson and Tasman Councils for their meeting on 27 July 2022. Adoption of the final FDS document is likely to happen in August at a date yet to be confirmed.
The proposal for consideration
The proposal currently out for consultation under the Special Consultative Procedure comprises a core part and a secondary part. The map below shows the proposal as a whole. You can view a larger version here. [PNG, 1.1 MB]
The core part of the proposal is to accommodate growth largely along State Highway 6 from Atawhai to Wakefield, by intensification and greenfield expansion and some rural residential areas. This could provide for approx. 26,000 new homes and 48% of the capacity would be provided by intensification, with 52% provided by greenfield expansion, across the Nelson-Tasman region.
The secondary part of the proposal is the creation of a new community near Tasman village and includes land at Lower Moutere (Braeburn Road) providing up to 3,200 homes. While the three sites near Tasman village and the Lower Moutere site are not part of the core FDS proposal, as they are not needed to meet housing demand, the decision has been made to include the sites in the proposal to obtain views of the wider community.
The potential growth areas are shown both in the documents below and in the interactive GIS viewer. The GIS viewer also shows opportunities and constraints in the region.
For information on methodologies and how the analysis was undertaken read the technical document [PDF, 9.7 MB].
Questions and Answers from the previous public webinars
- What timeframe does the Future Development Strategy (FDS) growth projections cover?
- How do the medium growth numbers in the presentation align with the low growth numbers in the Long Term Plan and the Housing and Business Capacity Assessment report?
- What is the consultation process that will take place next year, and when will it take place?
- How are historic building values expressed in the assessment of growth sites?
- How are biodiversity values expressed in the assessment of growth sites?
- Will the Maitai/Maitahi area be included in the assessment of growth areas in this FDS, and if so, will this area still be called “Kaka” as in the 2019 FDS?