National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

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National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) requires Council to monitor housing and business development market indicators on a quarterly basis, and to assess Blenheim’s capacity for urban growth every three years. This is because Blenheim is classified as experiencing a medium level of urban growth. It will ensure that Council has robust and up-to-date information to inform planning decisions so that it can provide enough capacity for urban growth.

Quarterly Monitoring Reports

Quarterly reports measure indicators for residential and business development activity including sales prices, affordability, and the rate of development.

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.

The first assessment was received by the Planning, Finance and Community Committee on Thursday 7 February 2019.