Petone Plan Change – Hutt City Council

Historic  Places Wellington Purple LogoHistoric Places Wellington has presented a submission opposing proposed changes to zoning in the Petone retail area (See Newsletter 3 for details). Hutt City Council’s proposals were opposed by a large number of Petone groups and individuals. From a heritage point of view, the proposals are potentially damaging to the Jackson Street heritage retail area, as they would open up new areas for small retail use and undermine the viability of the older retail area.

Indications from the hearings, which were before Commissioners, are positive. Hutt City Council officers presented a report to the Commissioners proposing a large number of changes to the council’s proposals. These would modify the proposals in ways largely acceptable to objectors and Historic Places Wellington. The Commissioners are still considering the submissions and reports, and will give their decision later. We are hopeful of a positive outcome for heritage and community aspirations.

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