Planning Scheme Reference Documents

Reference documents provide background information to assist in understanding the context within which a particular policy or provision has been framed. Different types of documents may perform this role, they may be wide-ranging in their content and contain information not directly relevant to specific decisions under the planning scheme.

Reference documents can be used in a number of ways. They can be used as a basis for preparing the Municipal Strategic Statement (MSS), local planning policies or requirements in the planning scheme, or can be mentioned in the planning scheme as a source of useful background information. Reference documents have only a limited role in decision-making as they are not formally part of the planning scheme. They do not have the status of incorporated documents or carry the same legislative weight.

 

List of Reference documents in the Wellington Planning Scheme

 

Further information about Reference Documents be found in the Planning Practice Note (275KB).

 

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