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Planning policy manual – for integrated planning & development of state highways

Published: | Category: Environment & resource planning , Manuals | Audiences: Land owners, Road traffic engineers & consultants, Roading contractors

The Planning policy manual (PPM) sets out Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's policy and approach to integrated planning. 

December 2020 update

The Planning policy manual (PPM) is currently being updated.  The existing manual will be replaced by standalone topic specific guidance. This will be issued progressively in stages over the next year.

See also:
Developing land near the state highway network

Planning & Investment KnowledgeBase

Consent compliance management

Publication details

  • Author:
  • Published: August 2007
  • Version: 1
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-10598-8
  • Contact: EnvironmentalPlanning@nzta.govt.nz
  • Also known as: SP/M/001

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Guidance on third party land use activities effecting the state highway network

Title

Notes

Date

Land use planning [PDF, 47 KB]

Managing the effects of land use change on the transport network

2007

Development proposals [PDF, 349 KB]

Third party development and access overview

2007

Assessment of development proposals [PDF, 78 KB] (Appendix 5A)

Criteria for assessing third party land development proposals

2007

Accessway standards and guidelines [PDF, 608 KB] (Appendix 5B) 

Currently under review. Sign up to receive notifications about updates

Safety standards for accessways onto state highways

2007

Integrated transport assessments [PDF, 62 KB] (Appendix 5C)

Currently under review. Sign up to receive notifications about updates

Integrated transport assessment (ITA) guidance

2007

Managing effects on noise sensitive land use

Information on managing adverse effects for people in buildings located near to state highways

2015

Cost sharing [PDF, 53 KB]
(Appendix 5E)

Currently under review

Policy and guidance on cost sharing for works on state highways required to mitigate effects from third party land use developments

2008

Advertising signs and lighting [PDF, 55 KB]

Currently under review

Policy and guidance on third party signs and lighting on land in the vicinity of a state highway

2007

Advertising signs(external link)

Information sheet on third party sign requirements

2011

Vegetation [PDF, 37 KB]

Policy and guidance on managing vegetation on land in the vicinity of a state highway

2007

Utilities in the state highway [PDF, 503 KB]

This guide outlines the requirements and process associated with public utilities and private services within the state highway corridor

2021

Road side vendors

New guidance coming – Sign up to receive notifications about updates

This guide will outline the requirements for applications for roadside vendors within the state highway corridor

To be issued
2021

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Integrated planning policy and guidance

Title

Notes

Date 

Integrated planning [PDF, 2.9 MB]
(Appendix 2)

Transport and land use integrated planning overview

2007

Planning and design of the transport network [PDF, 449 KB]

Delivering the Integrated Planning Policy through planning and design of the transport network

2007

Transport planning legislation

Supersedes the PPM section 2.3

Overview of legislation relevant to land transport planning

2019

Development and review of regional land transport plans

Supersedes the PPM Development of the State Highway Forecast  Appendix 3C

Resources associated with the development of regional land transport plans

2019

One Network Framework

Supersedes the PPM Appendix 3A - Road hierarchy

Information on the One Network Framework (ONF) project which aims to align the ONRC more closely with the Government’s outcomes focus areas

2020

Land and route protection [PDF, 74 KB]

Mechanisms for securing land for transport infrastructure long term

2007

Key studies and plans
[PDF, 49 KB]
(Appendix 3D)

Key documents for identifying integrated land use and transport solutions

2007

Walking and cycling policy matrix [PDF, 43 KB]
(Appendix 3B)

Walking and cycling treatment matrix

2007

Walking and cycling guidance

General resources for walking and cycling

2019

Land use planning approaches and checklist
[PDF, 54 KB]
(Appendix 4A)

 

Advocating for patterns of development that reduce adverse impacts on the transport network

2007

Plan policies and rules [PDF, 87 KB]
(Appendix 4B)

Suggested provisions for regional and district planning documents

2007

Summary of Planning policy manual policies [PDF, 103 KB]
(Appendix 6)

Summary of all planning policies

2007

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Environmental and planning related guidance associated with developing/designing the transport network

Title

Notes

Last updated

Multi criteria assessment (MCA) guidance [PDF, 261 KB]

Guidance on undertaking  multi criteria assessments for Waka Kotahi projects

2020

Designation procedures and model provisions [PDF, 32 KB]
(Appendix 3F)

Information on  state highway network designations

Aug 2007

Bridging the gap

Urban design guidelines for transport projects

2013

Historic heritage

Standards and guidelines for assessing and managing historic heritage effects for state highway projects

2015

Fish passage

Guidance on design and retrofit of NZ Transport Agency culverts to provide for fish passage

2013

Glossary [PDF, 151 KB]
(Appendix 1)

Terms used in the guidance

2007

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