Urban development capacity

The Taranaki Regional Council and New Plymouth District Council have worked together on these documents relating to the Government's National Policy Statement for Urban Development Capacity.

Urban development capacity in the New Plymouth district

This document outlines the requirements of the 2016 NPS for Urban Development Capacity, and how the Taranaki Regional Council and New Plymouth District Council are working together to meet them.

Urban development Capacity in the New Plymouth District (326 KB pdf) (single document only)

Quarterly monitoring reports on urban development indicators

Housing and business capacity indicators are monitored quarterly, and the data is used in annual reports prepared by the NPDC that detail:

  • Purchase and rent costs for housing, residential land and business land by location and type; and changes in this pricing over time.
  • The number of resource consents and building consents granted for urban development in relation to population growth for each quarter.
  • An analysis of housing affordability based on specific indicators.

Urban development capacity annual quarterly reports(external link)

Housing & business development capacity assessment

This assessment, completed by New Plymouth District Council, covers the demand for housing and business land and the region's capacity to meet this demand. It provides an evidence-based report to help with planning and decision-making, and feeds into development of New Plymouth’s Proposed District Plan. The assessment implements the objectives and policies of the 2016 National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC).

Housing & Business Development Capacity Assessment 2019 (4.1 MB pdf) (single document only)