District Plan - Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas

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The Commissioners' recomendations on the Plan Change were considered by Council at its meeting on 11 December. The Council decided to adopt the commissioners' report and recommendations as its decision on the plan change. This decision was re-notified on 20 March 2021 (see the public notice below).

Plan Change 3 proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs in Appendix 2 ‘Natural Heritage Inventory’ of the District Plan.

The plan change involved:

  • Adding new significant natural areas to the planning maps and District Plan’s list of significant natural areas
  • Extending some existing significant natural areas
  • Removing several significant natural areas or parts of significant natural areas from the District Plan due to alternative legal protection for these sites
  • Reconsidering the boundaries of some existing significant natural areas.



The Commissioners' recomendations on the Plan Change were considered by Council at its meeting on 11 December. The Council decided to adopt the commissioners' report and recommendations as its decision on the plan change. This decision was re-notified on 20 March 2021 (see the public notice below).

Plan Change 3 proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs in Appendix 2 ‘Natural Heritage Inventory’ of the District Plan.

The plan change involved:

  • Adding new significant natural areas to the planning maps and District Plan’s list of significant natural areas
  • Extending some existing significant natural areas
  • Removing several significant natural areas or parts of significant natural areas from the District Plan due to alternative legal protection for these sites
  • Reconsidering the boundaries of some existing significant natural areas.



Page last updated: 18 March 2021, 14:30