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National Policy Statement - Urban Development

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) came into force on 20 August 2020 and replaced the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity 2016 (NPS-UDC) 2016. The NPS-UD retains and strengthens the foundation concepts of the NPS-UDC and moves beyond a land capacity-based approach. The NPS-UD defines and promotes “well-functioning environments” which form the core of several objectives and policies.

The NPS-UD HCA (so far as it relates to housing) is a detailed analysis of housing growth across the New Plymouth District, based on current and future levels of demand, supply and development capacity. This provides a robust and frequently updated evidence base to inform planning decisions for urban growth in the New Plymouth district.

Click on the link below to read our current and historical HBCA.

Monitoring Housing Capacity 2021

Monitoring Housing and Business Capacity 2019


The NPS-UD also requires us to regularly monitor and update the HBCA data. We monitor the data on a quarterly basis and publish an annual report that details. Every tier 1, 2, and 3 local authority must monitor, quarterly, the following in relation to each urban environment in their region or district:

a. The demand for dwellings

b. The supply of dwellings

c. Prices of, and rents for, dwellings

d. Housing affordability

e. The proportion of housing development capacity that has been realised:

(i) In previously urbanised areas (such as through infill housing or redevelopment); and

(ii)     In previously undeveloped (i.e. Greenfield) areas

f. Available data on business land

Annual Quarterly Reports

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2023

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2022

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2021

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2020

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2019

Quarterly Monitoring Report March 2018

Quarterly Monitoring Report December 2017

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