Nelson Plan - feedback received

In October- December 2020, Council sought feedback on the Draft Nelson Plan, with drop in sessions around Nelson as well as online and public meetings. We thank everyone who attended and provided feedback.

Council received over 300 individual items of feedback on the Draft Nelson Plan.

Growth was the key issue for submitters, who expressed strong support for the draft growth provisions, particularly around housing growth and intensification of housing.

A large proportion of feedback received was on the draft Residential zones, with the majority supporting changes to the General residential zone.

Feedback was mixed on the Medium density residential zone, with many seeking changes to the rules. For example, some were seeking less control on the coverage and building standards, while others wanted to protect access to sunlight, retain green spaces etc.

Strong support was expressed for ensuring our urban areas function well and are integrated with other services like public transport, schools, and recreation facilities.

Council also received a lot of feedback about climate change and natural hazards. Many saw the need to do more in this space but also recognised and supported the direction the draft Plan takes to anticipate change and increase resilience.

See a full summary of all the feedback received.

What happens next?

Council needs to do more analysis on a number of issues raised through the feedback process, particularly where change was sought by the community or where further information was needed to inform the details of the Plan. This analysis will go back to Councillors for final direction before being included in the next version of the Plan.

Further public engagement on the Draft Nelson Plan will be advertised once dates are confirmed.

Terms and Conditions

Nelson City Council is making this version of the Draft Nelson Plan available to the public as part of the public consultation process strictly for information purposes only.

While Nelson City Council has made every reasonable effort to provide accurate information within the Draft Nelson Plan it is subject to final legal and technical review and therefore should not be relied on.

In particular, the map is an approximate representation only and must not be used to determine the location or size of items shown, to identify legal boundaries or for any purpose other than as background information relating to the Draft Nelson Plan.

The Council accepts no responsibility or liability for the use or misuse of any of the information in the Draft Nelson Plan by any person.

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