Part II Land

  

Chapter 5 - Site Amenity Effects              

This chapter identifies issues, objectives and policies in respect of the site amenity effects of land use activities. This includes adverse cross-boundary effects such as noise, dust, vibration, odour, contamination, shading and electrical interference. In addition, amenity values such as privacy, outlook, views, landscape, character and spaciousness may also be affected. The chapter identifies issues in relation to these matters and then states an objective, policies, methods of implementation, principal reasons and an explanation, and performance monitoring indicators. The anticipated environmental results are also included.

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Chapter 6 - Urban Environment Effects              

This chapter deals with issues in relation to the District's more than 30 small settlements and the main towns of Richmond, Motueka and Takaka. In particular, it addresses issues of location and urban form. Some towns in the District are experiencing rapid growth and significant development pressure. Other issues relate to locational factors such as the potential to be adversely affected by natural hazards.

There are six general urban objectives and related policies which cover the broad urban issues. Some of the settlements have further policies which relate to particular local land issues. In addition, there are policies in relation to settlements that are in, or that adjoin, a National Park.

Each of the sets of objective and policies also includes methods of implementation, and principal reasons and explanation. In addition, there are stated anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 7 - Rural Environment Effects              

This chapter addresses the issues, objectives and policies in respect of the fragmentation of rural land, the availability of rural land for non-rural purposes, and the protection of rural character and amenity. The fragmentation of land of high productive value is a significant issue given the small amount of this land in the District (about 5%) and given the significance of the productivity from this land to the District's economy. Issues that are addressed include the demand for non-rural activities (such as residential and tourism activities) in the rural environment and the effects of these activities. The rural area has also traditionally supported rural industries or commercial activities in locations that have a connection with production. Objectives and policies in relation to the Coastal Tasman Area are also included.

In addition to the issues, objectives and policies, there are stated methods of implementatio, principal reasons and explanation, performance monitoring indicators, and anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 8 - Margins of Rivers, Lakes, Wetlands and the Coast              

This chapter deals with two key issues.

  1. The provision and enhancement of public access to and along the margins of lakes, rivers, wetlands and the coast, for current and future needs of residents and visitors to the District.
  2. The protection of the natural character of lakes, rivers, wetlands and their margins, and the coastal environment, from inappropriate subdivision, use and development.

These issues are both matters of national importance.

There are extensive areas of riparian and coastal land in the District and sometimes there is a wide range of conflicting values associated with this land. These conflicting values are identified and addressed in this chapter. There is an objective for each of the issue statements as well as policies; methods of implementation; principal reasons and explanation; and performance monitoring indicators. The anticipated environmental results are also included.

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Chapter 9 - Landscape              

This chapter deals with issues in relation to the diversity and quality of landscapes and spectacular views in Tasman District. Key landscape issues are as follows:

  • Identification and protection of outstanding natural features and landscapes outside and adjoining the conservation estate.
  • Opportunities for landscape design and enhancement of visual amenities.
  • Managing the effects of subdivision and development in the rural and coastal landscapes.
  • The need for recognition of land as well as wider landscape character and values as a basis for evaluating the acceptability of proposals for subdivision and development in locations, or at densities, which are not specifically provided for in the Plan.
  • Protection of views from public viewpoints.
  • Urbanisation of rural landscapes.
  • The protection of sensitive and important landscape features.

There are objectives and policies, methods of implementation, principal reasons and explanation, performance monitoring indicators, and anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 10 - Significant Natural Values and Cultural Heritage              

This chapter addresses the issues relating to significant natural values and cultural heritage in the District. Much of the distinctive character of the District is derived from these features. Heritage issues in Tasman District are separated into buildings and structures, natural areas, protected trees, archaeological sites and sites of significance to Maori. Issues are identified, and there are objectives, policies and methods of implementation. Principal reasons and explanations are included along with performance monitoring indicators. There are also stated anticipated environmental results. The criteria for the listing of the various significant natural items and areas, and cultural heritage items and areas are also included here.

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Chapter 11 - Land Transport Effects              

Land transport issues are addressed in this chapter. The District's land transport system consists of an extensive network of roads which link the three main towns and over 30 small settlements and the rural areas of the District. As there is no rail network, the District is dependent upon the road network for its land transport needs, supported by air and sea links. The effects of the location and form of development and of subdivision and land use activities on the safe and efficient provision and operation of the land transport system are addressed. In addition, the adverse effects on the environment from the location, construction and operation of the land transport system are identified as an issue. There are objectives, policies and methods of implementation, along with the principal reasons and explanations. Performance monitoring indicators are included, along with the anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 12 - Land Disturbance Effects              

This chapter addresses the adverse environmental effects of a range of land use activities that involve disturbance of the land by either vegetation removal or physical ground disturbance, such as cultivation, intensive stocking, excavation, mining, or track construction. The effects of land disturbance may include damage to soil, induced or accelerated erosion or slope instability, sediment generation and deposition in surface and subsurface water bodies. Other effects of land disturbance such as landscape impacts are also identified. There is an identification of the issue, objective and policies, methods of implementation, and principal reasons and explanation within the chapter. In addition, this chapter includes the performance monitoring indicators and anticipated environmental results in respect of land disturbance.

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Chapter 13 - Natural Hazards              

Natural hazard issues in the District are identified and addressed in this chapter. The issues are as follows:

  • Natural hazards can compromise human well-being and safety and cause damage to habitat, amenity values, property and infrastructure;
  • Hazards can be aggravated by inappropriate land use management practices and activities;
  • The limited information about some natural hazards which could or do affect the District and the need for a precautionary approach.

The natural hazards that have been identified in the District are flooding, bank erosion, earthquakes, slope instability and coastal erosion. The District is exposed to a relatively high level of risk from these hazards. Objectives and policies, and methods of implementation in relation to the issues are identified. In addition, there are principal reasons and explanations, performance monitoring indicators, and stated anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 14 - Reserves and Open Spaces              

This chapter addresses reserves and open space issues. Reserves and open space provide for people's recreational interests, amenity values, protection of landscape and ecosystems; and recognise historic and cultural values. The principal issues identified are as follows:

  • Adequacy of provision of reserves and open space for a growing population and and addressing shortfalls;
  • Efficient and effective use of reserves and open space land;
  • Protection of natural values and education about these values;
  • Management of environmental effects from and on to reserves and open space sites.

In relation to these identified issues there are objectives and policies and methods of implementation. There are also principal reasons and explanations, performance monitoring indicators, and anticipated environmental results.

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Chapter 15 - Strategic Infrastructure and Network Utilities              

This chapter addresses the ongoing provision for and protection of network utilities and strategic infrastructure, for example, the possible installation of the proposed Lee Valley Community Dam.

Chapter 15 - Strategic Infrastructure and Network Utilities

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Chapter 16 - General Rules              

This chapter contains the general rules which apply across the District. In some cases the rules relate to specific zones only.

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In broad terms, the rules included in this chapter are as follows:

Provisions in Proposed Plan Changes 37, 65 and 66 below are not included in Chapter 16 as they are currently without legal effect:

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Chapter 17 - Zone Rules              

All land in the District is zoned. The zoning is shown on the Planning Maps. This chapter sets out the zone rules for each of the zones.

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The zone rules are in the following sections:

Provisions in Proposed Plan Changes 65 and 66 below are not included in Chapter 17 as they are currently without legal effect:

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Chapter 18 - Special Area Rules              

Special Area rules apply in parts of the District. They apply in addition to the Zone rules and any relevant General rules. The Special Areas are shown on the Area Maps in Volume 2 (Planning Maps). More than one Area may apply to any property. Some Special Area rules are contained in some of the General rules.

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The Special Area Rules are in the following sections of this chapter:

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Chapter 19 - Information Required with Land Use Consent or Subdivision Consent Applications              

This chapter outlines the information required to accompany land use and subdivision consent applications. More than one of the requirements may apply to a particular application. The matters listed will not be relevant to every application, and the list of information requirements is not exhaustive. Applicants are obliged to provide sufficient information to meet the requirements of Section 88 and the Fourth Schedule of the Act.

In addition to the general requirements for land use and subdivision applications, there are also specific requirements for certain types of activities (such as papakainga development and plantation forestry) and for some of the Special Areas (such as the Landscape Priority Area and the Chemical Hazard Area).

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Part II - Appendices              

Part II - Appendix 1: Designations

This appendix lists all the designations for public works or network utilities that are included in the Plan. The designations are also shown on the Area Maps within the Planning Maps volume.

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Part II, Appendix 2: Urban Design Guide

This appendix outlines the expectations for subdivision and development in the urban areas in the Richmond South, Richmond West, Mapua and Mapua Special development areas.

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Part II, Appendix 3: Coastal Tasman Area Design Guide

This appendix outlines the expectations for subdivision and development in the coastal Tasman area.

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