Plan changes and variations
Anyone can make a submission on a plan change. Your submission must be made before the closing time and date on the plan change or variation. Each plan change has its own submission form. For information about how to make a submission
Plan Change 62
Plan change 62 to the Combined Regional Land and District Plan; Plan Change 3 to the Discharges Plan; and Plan Change 2 to the Transitional Regional Plan.
Plan change 62 to the Combined Regional Land and District Plan proposes deleting provisions relating to
Plan Change 3 to the Discharges Plan proposes deleting the entire Discharges Plan.
Plan Change 2 to the Transitional Regional Plan proposes deleting most of the remaining provisions.back to top
The proposed changes are shown as a strike through for deletions and underlining for new provisions in the original plans.
Please note that under section 86A of the RMA, Council can still give weight to the relevant objectives and policies in this plan until the Freshwater Plan becomes operative (when decisions are made). This does not apply to the rules.
Plan Change 1 and Variation 1
Plan Change 1 / Variation 1 proposes rationalisation of the Tairāwhiti Plan by combining similar provisions and deleting those that do not assist with interpretation of the plan. It would reduce the number of words (excluding schedules and appendices) by about 27%. This rationalisation is the second step in Council’s project to create a new combined plan from the former seven resource management plans. The first step, the merger of the former plans and reorganisation of the provisions into a new structure, did not require a formal plan change process.
Submissions can be made on Plan Change 1 / Variation 1 until 4pm Monday 31 July, using this submission form
• Tairāwhiti Plan Rationalisation Background Report and Section 32 Evaluationback to top
• Text Rationalisation Tracking Documents (showing rationalisation of the merged plan)
o Part A
o Part B
o Part C
o Part D
o Part E tracking document not provided as not subject to rationalisation
o Part F
Plan Changes 2 and 3 - Minor Changes to the Tairāwhiti Plan
Plan Changes 2 and 3 to the Plan Change 3 focuses on minor changes to clarify the former Chapter 8 (Infrastructure). It also proposes minor changes to the former Chapter 4 (Natural Heritage), Resource Management Plan propose to address a number of plan inconsistencies and ambiguous rules that result in interpretation difficulties. They aim to improve the plan for users.
Plan Change 2 focuses on clarifying the landscaping rules in former Chapter 18 (Commercial Zones), former Chapter 19 (Industrial Zones) and former Appendix 32 (Rules for Landscaping) of the Combined Regional Land and District Plan, which are now contained in Part D and Appendix H12 of the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan. The plan change does not aim to change the meaning of the rules.
Plan Change 3 focuses on minor changes to clarify the former Chapter 8 (Infrastructure). It also proposes minor changes to the former Chapter 4 (Natural Heritage),back to top
Chapter 18 (Commercial Zones), Chapter 19 (Industrial Zones), Chapter 21 (Rural Zones) and Appendix 25 of the Combined Regional Land and District Plan. These provisions are now found in Part C and Part D of the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan.
Submissions can be made on Plan Change 2 and Plan Change 3 until 4pm Monday 31 July, using this submission form