SPATIAL PLAN PROCESS CLARIFIED
We would like to clarify, for your readers, the process being undertaken to develop a spatial plan for the Rotorua district. There appears to be some misunderstanding among your correspondents.
There is currently no draft spatial plan. Council has sought feedback from the community through an informal process to provide direction for the development of a draft plan. As part of that process, a consultation document was produced to provide the basis for discussion.
Feedback gathered to date will be considered in developing a draft plan. The draft plan will then go out for formal consultation, which will be by way of submissions and hearings, before a finalised plan is adopted