The Government has issued the much anticipated Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity
Proposed national policy statement on urban development capacity: consultation document (pdf)
Submissions close at 5pm on 15 July 2016.
Purpose of the proposed NPS-UDC
The purpose of the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) is to ensure regional and district plans provide adequately for the development of business and housing. This is to enable urban areas to grow and change in response to the needs of their communities.
If made operative, the NPS-UDC would be supported by guidance for local authorities on how to implement it.