District Plan - Plan Change 3 - Significant Natural Areas

Plan Change 3 proposes 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 involves:

  • 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 'Section 32 Evaluation Report - Proposed Plan Change 3' includes the details of the proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs.

Please Note: The plan change addresses the mapping of the significant natural areas and does not address the associated rules and policies for significant natural areas in the District Plan, which Council made operative in 2016.

Plan Change 3 is now open for 'Further Submissions'


Plan Change 3 proposes 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 involves:

  • 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 'Section 32 Evaluation Report - Proposed Plan Change 3' includes the details of the proposed changes to the maps of significant natural areas (SNAs) and the associated schedule of SNAs.

Please Note: The plan change addresses the mapping of the significant natural areas and does not address the associated rules and policies for significant natural areas in the District Plan, which Council made operative in 2016.

Plan Change 3 is now open for 'Further Submissions'