To lodge a submission on a proposed Plan Change or Variation to a Change, you may download, complete and return the applicable forms (original submission OR further submission) to us.
This form is used only to support or oppose an original submission. It is used later in the decision-making process.
It is not mandatory to use our forms, although we do prefer it.
Your submission must be in writing and provide the necessary information as indicated on the forms, e.g. what is supported or opposed, the reason why and the decision sought.
You must also include full contact details.
We can't accept a submission that does not clearly indicate what you want the Council to do.
If you want us to make changes to proposals, we encourage you to be as specific as possible.
All comments must relate specifically to the Plan Change under discussion.
Otherwise, the submission may be considered ‘out of scope’ and may not be considered further.
These are not automatic online forms - you need to save to your computer once completed, then email, as follows:
Being a part of an official process can be daunting, especially for those who have never done it before.
The Ministry for the Environment has an excellent series of booklets available to help people understand the plan change process.