Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Main Menu
All items
Key Resources
Articles by Topic
Other Coastlines
Human Interest
Photo Gallery
Contact / Donate / Join
Comment Page
Sandspit Prints
Secure Login Form

Lost Password?
No account yet? Register
Verse of The Day
“Whakahokia mai ki ahau te hari o tau whakaoranga: tautokona hoki ahau ki te wairua kakama.” (Psalm 51:12)

Powered by
Recent popular items
Tutukaka Coast promo
Home arrow Articles by Topic arrow Environmental Planning arrow Media Release: Landscape Review Decision by WDC
Media Release: Landscape Review Decision by WDC PDF Print
User Rating: / 2
Articles - Environmental Planning
Written by WDC   
Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Council Finds Way Forward on Landscape Review

Whangarei District Council is confident the District’s landscapes can be protected through some minimal changes to the proposed District Plan, following debate generated during the Landscape Review project.

"In short, the 4700 people who felt they were about to suffer heavy restrictions on their land use don’t need to worry any more. We are adapting our existing Plan to enable a much more straightforward approach," said WDC Environmental Services Manager Ian McAlley.

Under the new approach the Council plans to remove the "notable landscape" classification from the proposed District plan.

It will be replaced by a performance standard that will require anyone applying for resource consent for a discretionary or non-complying activity to show they have made provision to take into account protect the landscape or amenity values that could be affected by the work.

Council was required to undertake the Landscape Review when the Department of Conservation challenged the proposed District plan, saying it did not sufficiently protect the District’s landscapes.

Full story...
Add as favourites (88) | Quote this article on your site | Views: 2523

Be first to comment this article

Only registered users can write comments.
Please login or register.

Powered by AkoComment Tweaked Special Edition v.1.4.6
AkoComment © Copyright 2004 by Arthur Konze -
All right reserved

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 April 2007 )
< Prev   Next >


© 2017 Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.