Submissions Open: Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual Plan Change

You're invited to comment on the proposed Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual (NTLDM) Plan Change. The new NTLDM replaces the former Engineering Standards contained in the Plan and addresses an earlier unresolved Plan Change: Transportation Plan Change 4 (formerly Variation 44). This historical Plan Change will be proposed to be withdrawn and replaced, in part, by this Plan Change.

Availability of proposed amendments

The proposed amendments are available to view at the Council’s Richmond, Takaka, Motueka offices and libraries. Submission forms are also available in these locations or can be completed electronically.


Any person may make a written submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that:

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

Submissions must clearly indicate support or opposition to the provisions, the decision that the submitter wishes the Council to make (with reasons), whether or not the submitter wishes to be heard in support of the submission and an address for service or contact address.

Submissions can be sent to:

Submissions close 4.00pm, Monday 15 July 2019. 

Make a submission(external link)

Consideration of proposed amendments

After submissions have closed, the Council will publish a summary of all decisions requested by submitters. There will be a further period of 10 working days within which further submissions in support of or opposition to those submissions made may be sent to the Council. The Council will then hold hearings on all submissions and all submitters may be heard. After the Council considers the submissions and makes its decisions, any submitter who is not satisfied with the decision has the right of appeal to the Environment Court.

Update pages to the plan

Update No. 62 to the Plan, including all amendments to the text as a result of the proposed amendments, will be available as soon as possible. For enquiries concerning the update or availability of the printed Plan, please contact Pam Meadows, phone 03 543 8581 / email or one of the Customer Services staff.

For more information or advice on these amendments, please contact Maxine Day, phone 03 543 8531 / email

Operative plan changes

Proposed Plan Changes 60 (Rural Land Use and Subdivision), 67 (Waimea Water Management Technical Amendments) and 68 (Omnibus Amendments) have been approved to commence as Operative Changes to the Tasman Resource Management Plan.