Plans and Policies > CHB Coastal Strategy (October 2007)
The purpose of this Strategy is to provide a basis for determining how future development should occur along the Central Hawke’s Bay coastal margin, recognising in particular development pressures being experienced by existing coastal settlements.
The Strategy identifies the important environmental, social, and cultural issues and constraints for each coastal settlement, and provides recommendations for future development within the Central Hawke’s Bay District Coastal Margin.
It is not intended that this document replace the District Plan, which sets out the Council’s vision and methodologies for the sustainable management of development of land. Rather it seeks on a more strategic level to re-evaluate and identify those elements or components of the coastal margin environment that are of significance, and what pressures are being experienced. Once these significant elements are identified, the Strategy identifies a series of ‘goals’ and ‘actions’ with a view to identifying an appropriate way toward future development that avoids compromising those aspects of the coastal margin so valued by the community. In some instances these goals or actions may lie outside the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council’s jurisdiction. Where this occurs action from external organisations such as the Regional Council or Department of Conservation may need to be sought.
The full strategy is available here in PDF format. (7.8 MB)