Private Plan Change Request and Resource Consent for the Orchards Retirement Village, Greytown - Hearing and Section 42A RMA Recommendation Report

What is the proposed plan change request?

South Wairarapa District Council has accepted a request for a Private Plan Change to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan (the Plan) from The Orchards Limited Partnership which includes the following components:

  • re-zone the land at 67 Reading Street and 31 Market Road, Greytown, commonly known as Murphy’s Orchard, from Rural (Primary Production) Zone to Residential Zone with a character area overlay specifically for the Orchards Retirement Village to enable the development and operation of a continuing care retirement village (up to 180 independent dwelling units), rest home, hospital, dementia care (up to 120 beds) and ancillary activities;
  • introduce a new policy in the Residential Zone to provide for the retirement village development within the Orchards Retirement Village Character Area;
  • introduce a new Controlled Activity Rule at 5.5.3 of the Plan to provide for the above development with proposed matters over which Council will retain control;
  • introduce a new Non-Complying Activity Rule at 5.5.6 of the Plan to address non-retirement village residential development within the Orchards Retirement Village Character Area;
  • introduce new subdivision standards at 20.1.2(a) of the Plan to provide for future subdivision within the Orchards Retirement Village Character Area as a Controlled Activity and associated assessment criteria;
  • introduce a new definition of Retirement Village;
  • introduce a new Appendix to the Plan to include the Orchards Retirement Village concept plan; and
  • other consequential amendments to give effect to the purpose and scope of the request.

Section 32 analysis
Further information request
Further information response

Summary of Submissions
Submissions and further submissions have closed.  A Summary of Submissions (here) has been prepared as required by RMA Process.  A full copy of submissions are available here

Summary of Submissions
Full Copy of Submissions
Full Copy of Further Submissions

Hearing - Recommendation Report (Section 42A)
Hearing date has been set for 29th and 30th August 2019 at the Greytown Town Centre building at 9:00am.  An independent Commissioner has been appointed to hear the applications.  The Section 42A RMA Recommendation Report is available below.  
Section 42A Recommendation Report to Commissioner
Appendix 1 - Schedule of Recommendations
Appendix 2 - Recommended Suggested Conditions
Appendix 3 - Reading Street Upgrade Concept Plan

Any questions

If you have any questions about the Private Plan Change request, please email or phone the Planning Office at South Wairarapa District Council on 06 306 9611.  


South Wairarapa District Council