NPS on Urban Development Signed Off
A few months ago we looked at Minister Nick Smith's 2 June announcement that the proposed National Policy Statement (NPS) on Urban Development Capacity was available for public consultation.
On 31 October 2016, the Minister announced that the Government had signed off on that NPS, and that it would take effect from 1 December.
The councils experiencing the highest growth will be most affected. That means Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga and Hamilton are in the frontline. Fast-growing cities like Nelson and Queenstown are also affected.