National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD)
National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020
The National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) sets out objectives and policies for urban development under the Resource Management Act 1991. Councils must give effect to these objectives and policies.
The NPS-UD is about ensuring New Zealand towns and cities have well-functioning urban environments that enable all people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural wellbeing, while also ensuring the provision of sufficient development capacity to meet the different needs of people and communities, improving how our cities respond to growth to enable improved housing affordability and community wellbeing.
The Marlborough District Council is considered ‘Tier 3’ under the NPS-UD. The Council is not required to complete the full ‘monitoring requirements of a Tier 1 or 2 council, instead we are strongly encouraged to monitor development within our urban environments.
The Council monitors a range of indicators that contribute to urban development, including data on housing and commercial development market indicators, dwelling sales and rents, resource and building consent data, several external information sources are also used.
Monitoring Indicator Reports
The following reports track and measure indicators for residential and commercial development activity including building and resource consents, sales prices, affordability, and the rate of development. These reports help to give effect to Councils obligations under the NPS-UD.
Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment
The three-yearly Housing and Business Development Capacity Assessment measures the supply of land zoned for residential and non-residential activity in Blenheim relative to anticipated demand over the next 30 years.