Operative as of 7 September 2022.

CURRENT STATUS: Operative as of 7 September 2022

See where this fits in the overall plan change process [PDF, 419 KB].

About the private plan change

On 11 January 2021 Urban Estates lodged a private plan change request with the Council. The request seeks a change to the Operative Selwyn District Plan by rezoning approximately 63 hectares of current rural land in Rolleston to residential land. This would enable approximately 750 residential sites.

On this page you can find all the information on the plan change request, including material that has been made available at each stage of the application process.

About the Variation - further submission consultation has now closed

Summary of submissions on the mandatory variations to the Proposed Selwyn District Plan and various private plan changes was notified on 7 November 2022.

The further submission period closed at 5pm Friday 18 November 2022.

Background

On 20 August the Council notified Variation 1 to Plan Change 78 to the Operative District Plan. This variation is required by the Government’s new building intensification rules to allow for more housing and at greater heights in relevant residential areas.

The submission period was open until 16 September 2022.

Supporting documents

Map showing the proposed site

Update 7 September 2022

Plan Change operative as of 7 September 2022.

Certificate of Approval [PDF, 127 KB]

Update 31 August 2022

The period for lodging appeals on Private Plan Change 78 ended on Thursday 9 June 2022, and no appeals were received. The provisions of Private Plan Change 78 will therefore become fully operative on 7 September 2022.

Operative Public Notice [PDF, 29 KB]

Update 10 June 2022

The period for lodging appeals on Private Plan Change 78 ended on Thursday 9 June 2022, and no appeals were received.

Update 27 April 2022

At its meeting on 13 April 2022, the Council considered the recommendation of the Commissioner in respect of the plan change request. Council resolved at this meeting to accept the Commissioner's recommendation on Plan Change 78 as its formal decision, and approve the plan change request. This decision will be publicly notified on 27 April 2022, providing an opportunity for parties involved in Plan Change 78 to lodge an appeal against the decision. A copy of the public notice is below.

Public Notice of Council Decision [PDF, 29 KB]

Update 14 April 2022

At its meeting on 13 April 2022, the Council considered the recommendation of the Commissioner in relation to the plan change request. See pages 296-344.

Council resolved at this meeting to accept the Commissioner's recommendation on the plan change as its formal decision, and approve the plan change request.

In accordance with the requirements of the Resource Management Act, this decision will be publicly notified in due course.

Council Agenda 13 April 2022

Update 28 March 2022

Council has received the Commissioner’s recommendation in relation to PC78. Council will consider this recommendation at a forthcoming meeting of Council.

Recommendation by Commissioner David Caldwell – 22 March 2022 [PDF, 610 KB]
Appendix A – Plan Amendments – Schedule of amendments to the Selwyn District Plan [PDF, 995 KB]
Appendix B – Summary of Submissions [PDF, 238 KB]

Update 10 January 2022

The Hearing Commissioner has issued Minute 5 [PDF, 76 KB] relating to procedural matters arising from the Resource Management (enabling housing supply and other matters) Act.

Update 22 December 2021

In response to the Commissioners Minute 4 [PDF, 70 KB] we have received the following responses on the impact of the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill on the plan change.

Christchurch City Council & Canterbury Regional Council [PDF, 146 KB]
Urban Estates Limited  [PDF, 1170 KB]
Selwyn District Council  [PDF, 165 KB]

Update 17 December 2021

The Hearing Commissioner has issued Minute 4 [PDF, 70 KB] seeking comment on the impact of the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill on the plan change. Any comment is to be provided no later than 5pm Tuesday 21 December 2021.

Update 30 November 2021

The Commissioner has provided Minute 3 for closure of the Plan Change 78 hearing, formally closing the hearing as at 29 November 2021.

Commissioner Minute - Hearing Closure [PDF, 15 KB]

Update 29 November 2021

The following documents were tabled at the hearing on 5 November 2021:

Legal Submission on behalf of Urban Estates Limited [PDF, 160 KB]
Outline Development Plan - Map  [PDF, 522 KB]
John Ballingall - Economics [PDF, 203 KB]
Andrew Hall - Infrastructure [PDF, 129 KB]
Patricia Harte - Planning [PDF, 559 KB]
Gary Sellars - Real Estate [PDF, 340 KB]
David Smith - Transport [PDF, 134 KB]
David Compten-Moen - Urban Design and Landscape  [PDF, 94 KB]
Ministry of Education [PDF, 116 KB]

Update 9 November 2021

The Hearing Commissioner has issued Minute 2 [PDF, 15 KB] regarding his intention to undertake a visit of the plan change site and wider Rolleston environs.

Update 3 November 2021

This joint officer summary statement has been prepared by the following experts who prepared the pre-circulated Section 42A report and supporting evidence on PC78:

  • Craig Friedel, Consultant Planner
  • Mat Collins, Consultant Transport Engineer
  • Gabi Wolfer, SDC Senior Urban Designer
  • Murray England, SDC Asset Manager Water Services

The applicant and submitters have lodged statements of evidence following the circulation of the officer’s evidence. The purpose of the joint officer statement is to summarise the position of these experts on the evidence received and to provide an update on their recommendations pending any further evidence that is presented at the hearing.

Joint Officer Summary Statement [PDF, 316 KB]

Update 1 November 2021

As per the Commissioners Hearing Minute circulated on 10 September 2021, the submitter's evidence is now available for viewing.

Submitter Evidence - Robin Schulz - Nimbus Group (NZ) Ltd. [PDF, 403 KB]

Update 21 October 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute circulated on 10 September 2021, the applicant’s expert evidence is now available for viewing.

Statement of Evidence of Patricia Harte - Planning [PDF, 678 KB]
Graphic Supplement to Evidence of Patricia Harte - Annexure B Revised ODP [PDF, 577 KB]
Statement of Evidence of David Compton-Moen - Urban Design [PDF, 462 KB]
Graphic Supplement to Evidence of David Compton-Moen [PDF, 1731 KB]
Statement of Evidence of Andrew Hall - Infrastructure [PDF, 196 KB]
Statement of Evidence of David Smith - Transportation [PDF, 811 KB]
Statement of Evidence of John Ballingall [PDF, 582 KB]
Statement of Evidence of Gary Sellars - Real Estate [PDF, 463 KB]

Update 12 October 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute, the following Officer's S42A report has been prepared and circulated to submitters and the Commissioner for consideration at the hearing, to be held on 5 November 2021 at the Selwyn Sports Centre, 70 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston.

S42A Report [PDF, 1088 KB]
Appendix 3 Infrastructure Evidence from Murray England [PDF, 2244 KB]
Appendix 4 Transport Evidence [PDF, 2425 KB]
Appendix 5 Urban Design Evidence [PDF, 560 KB]
Appendix 6 Geotech Peer Review [PDF, 165 KB]
Appendix 7 Growth Planning Technical Memo [PDF, 501 KB]

Update 21 September 2021

Following the close of further submissions earlier this month, Council has become aware that further submissions made via its SummitUp submissions platform were not released through to staff for attention. As such, the following further submission(s) were not included in the earlier update advising that further submissions were available to view. For clarity, the submission(s) below were received prior to the close of the further submission period and should not to be considered as late.  Further, these submissions should be considered alongside the further submissions previously notified.

PC78-0005 FS - Sam Carrick [PDF, 536 KB]

Update 10 September 2021

A Commissioner has been appointed and a hearing is to be held at the Selwyn Sports Centre, 70 Broadlands Drive, Rolleston on 5th November 2021 to consider the application.

The Commissioner's Hearing Minute [PDF, 20 KB] circulated on 10 September 2021 requested that expert evidence be pre-circulated at set times.

The Officer's report is currently being prepared and will be available to view on 13 October 2021.

Update 2 September 2021

The period for further submissions closed on Wednesday 1 September 2021. No further submissions were received.

The next steps will be to determine if any further information is required in response to the matters raised in submissions, and to schedule a hearing.

Update 18 August 2021 - Further Submissions

The original submissions have been summarised and are open for further submissions until 5pm, Wednesday 1 September 2021. The period for further submissions was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times 18 August 2021.

Public Notice [PDF, 419 KB]

Summary of Submissions
Submitter’s Contact Details [PDF, 13 KB]

Further submissions may only be lodged by any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest or that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has, or by the local authority itself.

Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of or in opposition to an original submission made on Plan Change 78. This must be in writing and in accordance with Form 6, which is available below or from any Council Service Centre. Further submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council and a copy must be provided to the person who made the original submission no later than 5 working days after a further submission is provided to Council.

Online Submission Form 6 (Submissions closed)
PDF Submission Form 6 (Submissions closed)

Further submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF further submission form.

Further submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

Update 5 July 2021 - Submissions Received

4 submissions were received in relation to PC78 and can be viewed online at Summit Up.

The summary of submissions, and period for further submissions, will be notified in due course.

Update 2 July 2021 - Submissions closed

Public submissions on Plan Change 78 closed at 5pm on Thursday 1 July 2021. The submissions will be made publicly available in due course. Once submissions have been summarised, the period for further submissions will be notified.

Update 2 June 2021 - Public Notification

Private Plan Change 78 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting on 12 May 2021.

The private plan change request will be publicly notified in the Selwyn Times newspaper on 2 June 2021.

Public Notice [PDF, 412 KB]

Any person may make a submission in support of or opposition to the plan change, or any part of it.  Submissions close at 5pm Thursday 1 July 2021.

Online Submission Form 5 (Submissions closed)
PDF Submission Form 5 (Submissions closed)

Submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF submission form.

Submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

After 1 July 2021, submissions will be summarised and made available to the public.

Update 7 May 2021

PC78 will be considered for notification by Council at their meeting on 12 May 2021.

Council agenda for 12 May 2021 The officer's report for PC78 starts on p146 of the agenda.

Update 12 April 2021

The applicant has supplied the following response to Council’s request for further information. The application is now considered complete and it will be taken to Council for a decision whether to: accept the application for notification; adopt the application as a Council plan change; or reject the application. If Council decides to accept or adopt the plan change it will be publicly notified and opened to submission.

Response to Information Request  [PDF, 885 KB]
Attachment 1 – Land owners  [PDF, 842 KB]
Attachment 2 – Updated Urban Design, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (replaces Appendix E of the original application)  [PDF, 12081 KB]
Attachment 3 - Outline Development Plan and supporting text  [PDF, 230 KB]

The applicant has also provided the following documents:
Updated Request for a Change to the Selwyn District Plan  [PDF, 3084 KB]
Updated Appendix H Record of Titles [PDF, 4622 KB]

Update 15 February 2021

Further information has been requested in order to better understand the application. Once all required information has been received, it will be taken to Council to be considered for notification. If Council decides to accept the Plan Change it will be publicly notified and opened to submission.

Council request for further information [PDF, 252 KB]
Attachment 1 -  Rolleston Proposed Sewerage Master Plan [PDF, 3080 KB]
Attachment 2 -  Geotech Assessment [PDF, 165 KB]

Update 12 January 2021

This application is currently being reviewed to ensure the information is adequate for public notification. Once this has been completed and any required information received it will be taken to Council to be considered for notification. If Council decides to accept the Plan Change it will be publicly notified and opened to submissions.

Application:

The Plan Change request consists of the following documents:
Due to the size of the Application, it has been broken into component parts:

Private Plan Change Request - Urban Estates [PDF, 3122 KB]

Appendix A: Infrastructure Report [PDF, 1256 KB]
Appendix B: Geotechnical Assessment [PDF, 5956 KB]
Appendix C: Preliminary Site Investigation, Soil Contamination [PDF, 11430 KB]
Appendix D: Integrated Transport Assessment [PDF, 4379 KB]
Appendix E: Design Statement [PDF, 5938 KB]
Appendix F: Economic Assessment - Significant Development Assessment [PDF, 5664 KB]
Appendix G: Future Growth Staging [PDF, 602 KB]
Appendix H: Records of Title [PDF, 4333 KB]

Contact

For further information contact the team on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email contactus@selwyn.govt.nz