To view the Provisional Determination of Coast Hearing Panel – Chapters 9 and 17 and Schedule H – and Ancillary Direction #7 and Requests please click here
To view the Hearing Schedule please click here
To view Horizons Regional Council: Officers reports (including additional material presented at the hearing) please click here
To view the track changes documents for Chapter 9 and 17 please click here
To view Submitters Expert Evidence please click here
To view the questions from hearing panel for the Officer please click here
To view the Outline of Chairpersons Opening Remarks - Coast please click here
To view material which is relevant to all hearings please click here
To view the Chairperson's Directions and Requests, Minutes and other Communications please click here
As New Zealanders we treasure our coast for its cultural, spiritual and economic value.
We need to make sure that we protect what we value about our coast, whilst still allowing activities and development to progress. This chapter in the proposed One Plan deals with the Coastal Marine Area (or CMA).
The CMA is the ‘wet area’ of the coastal environment, extending from the mean high water (MHW) on land, to 12 nautical miles offshore. Horizons’ role is to manage values (such as natural character, public access and Maori cultural values), and the range of activities that occur in the CMA (such as structures, disturbances to the seabed and discharges of contaminants).
The proposed One Plan brings over existing policy from the current Coastal Plan with minor refinement. Low development pressures and limited demand for activities in the CMA means a more restrictive approach is not necessary.
We think that aquaculture development is a non-issue in our Region, and it is therefore not provided for in the proposed One Plan. If need be, it can be accommodated in the future through a plan change.