Proposed Change 60: Rural Land Use and Subdivision Policy Review

CURRENT STATUS: This Proposed Plan Change has been superseded by the Decisions version which is subject to the outcome of appeals received. Appeals have been resolved and consent orders approved by the Environment Court except for one appeal for which a court decision is awaited.

Brochure explaining the changes

The following brochure provides up-to-date information about the changes to the rural land rules that were introduced into the Tasman Resource Management Plan (the District Plan) through PC60, as amended by submission and appeal requests accepted by Council.

Proposed Plan Change Details and Documents

This Plan Change reviews and updates the policy and rules for rural land use and subdivision. The proposed amendments ensure greater protection of productive capacity, allow for flexibility of use and maintain rural character – while offering greater choices for landowners.

Date Notified: 30 January 2016
Submissions (Original) Closed:  Monday, 14 March 2016

About the documents notified

The first document below, briefly summarises the contents of the Proposed Change in the Explanatory Statement, while the Schedule of Amendments lists all the changes in the order that they appear in the Plan.

Documents numbered 02 to 15 contain the various sections of the Plan, showing the amendments as a result of the Plan Change.

The 'Section 32 Report' evaluates the Change proposals in terms of benefits, costs, effectiveness, efficiency and overall appropriateness. It also lists the alternative options considered by the Council during the development of the proposed Change and assesses the proposals against the current plan provisions. The Executive Summary, contained in the report, provides a brief overview of the contents of the report.

Finally, the brochure provides background information about the Proposed Change and gives a brief overview of the key proposals.

The Documents as notified

Variations 1 and 2

As part of the process of finalising Plan Change 60 (PC60), Council is notifying proposed Variations 1 and 2 to PC60. The overall purpose of both variations is to amend rules to give effect to the intended objectives and policies of PC60 by correcting drafting errors or extending consent orders to the other rural zones for consistency purposes. These Variations were notified on 14 July with submissions closing on 13 August 2018. Further (cross) submissions have been invited and close on 24 September.

Submissions and hearings

Read summaries of submissions and documents presented to hearings

Decisions, appeals and consent orders

Read the decisions on the plan change

Read the appeals on the decisions