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At its meeting on 29 August 2013 Nelson City Council resolved to make policy RE3.5 Streetscape, rules REr.25 Front Yards and REr.31 Fences, the remaining provisions of Plan Change 14 operative following resolution of appeals and ensuing Environment Court Consent Order. Documents can be viewed at the "Documents and Downloads" section at the bottom of the page.
At its 1 November 2012 meeting Council approved all parts of Plan Change 14 that are not subject to appeal (those parts not relating to the proposed Streetscape Policy, Front Yard Rule and Fence Rules). Those parts of the Plan Change became operative on 12 November 2012.
Decisions were notified on 30 June 2012. One appeal was lodged with the Environment Court from Mark and Kim Lile, challenging the decisions on the proposed Streetscape Policy, Front Yard Rule and Fence Rules. Two others sought to be party to proceedings under s274 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (Marsden Park Limited and Daelyn Holdings Limited).
The only affected provisions of Plan Change 14 are those that are subject to appeal, all other proposed provisions (those not subject to appeal) must now be “treated as operative” under RMA s86F.
The full Notice of Appeal and s274 notices are available for download from the “Documents and downloads” section below.
Plan Change 14 was publicly notified on 25 September 2010. Submissions closed on 3 December 2010 and 27 submissions were received. A summary of submissions was publicly notified on 22 January 2011 and further submissions closed on 4 February 2011 (one received).
Council engaged a hearing panel (chaired by a Councillor and assisted by an Independent Commissioner and Councillors) to hear and make decisions on submissions to Plan Change 14. A hearing was held on 28 November 2011 and the Commissioner’s decisions were received by Council. Decisions were publicly notified on 30 June 2012.
The decisions were to adopt the Plan Change as notified with minor amendments to the following:
The Commissioners recommended that a Streetscape Design Guide to assist with the interpretation of the front yard and front fence provisions be made available at the time of the release of the decision. A Draft Streetscape Design Guide can be downloaded here. (507KB PDF)
The full decisions document can be downloaded from the Documents and Downloads section below.
Plan Change 14 seeks to update and incorporate better urban design approaches into the Nelson Resource Management Plan, NCC’s Engineering Standards (now called the Land Development Manual 2010) and into Council administration and policy processes.
For more information contact the Planning Adviser +64 3 546 0375