What is a Town Concept Plan? | Waitomo District Council

What is a Town Concept Plan?

A Town Concept Plan is a method of planning which helps to identify the issues, features and opportunities available in our townships. We use these to look at what key moves can be made to enhance the character and connectivity within a town and to identify outcomes agreed by the community. Town Concept Plans also support the District Plan by providing important information about community aspirations and by identifying issues we should address through our rules.  In Piopio we will also check that we have enough land set aside for residential, commercial and industrial areas. In addition to being helpful for the District Plan process, Town Concept Plans are a useful basis for directing and promoting economic growth, as they provide a vision for future development.

Piopio’s Town Concept Plan will likely contain information about land use and consider how we will zone areas. The Plan might also identify connections, views and vistas, consider the town’s heritage and wider character, assess buildings and streetscapes as well as a profiling the issues and opportunities.​

What is a Town Concept Plan?