Horizons - Plan Change 2 hearings delayed
We have been advised that the hearing for Plan Change 2 has been delayed due to COVID-19. A new hearing date has not been set yet. Plan Change 2 focuses on managing nutrient losses on-farm.
Canterbury - Plan Change 7 evidence lodgement and hearings delayed
We have been advised that hearing dates and the date for lodging evidence on Plan Change 7 (Waimakariri and Orari, Temuka, Opihi, Pareora) have both been delayed due to COVID-19. A new hearing date has not been set yet.
The council officers' recommendations on submissions (section 42A report) is now available online.
Plan Change 7 is focused on protecting water quality in Waimakariri and Orari, Temuka, Opihi and Pareora and includes new nutrient management requirements.
Southland - Water and Land Plan appeal delayed
Environment Court appeal hearings on Environment Southland’s Water and Land Plan have been suspended until August 2020, due to COVID-19.
Otago - Regional planning update
We are waiting for advice from Otago Regional Council on whether the deadline for submissions to the Water Permits Plan Change will be extended from the current deadline of Friday 17 April 2020. We are also waiting for an update on when the Water Quality Plan Change will be notified. Planning processes may be delayed due to COVID-19.