Responses to the most recent information requests regarding Resource Management.
Consent was granted on 6 July 2022. See supporting documents below.
A resource consent application RM220083 for the establishment and operation of a solar electricity generation farm at 189 Plantation Rd, Ongaonga was received from Skysolar Ltd on 6/5/22.
The application is in the very early stages of review and has not been granted. Our team are working through the normal processing approach and are yet to assess if there are grounds or not for notification.
As the process progresses, further information will be added to this section. The application and associated documentation are below:
Notice of Appeal received and distributed to all submitters by Matthew Lawson 1st August 2022. Environment Court Acknowledgement Letter received 1st August 2022. See supporting documents below:
Springhill Farm Subdivision and NESCS Consent Decision dated and distributed to all affected parties 13th July 2022. See supporting documents below:
A Section 37 extension has been approved to Friday 15th July 2022. All affected parties have been notified by email on 27th June 2022.
The closing letter from Eileen Von Dadelszen has been distributed to all parties. A decision is expected to be reached with the next few weeks. See supporting document below:
See hearing Documents 17/18th May 2022 below:
The applicant’s evidence has been received by Council on 3 May 2022. See supporting documents below (Please note that some documents may be slow to load due to their size):
Council’s S42A Planners Report was issued to all affected parties. Please refer below for the full set of documentation (Please note that some documents may be slow to load due to their size):
The “Notice of Rescheduled RMA Hearing” confirmation was both emailed and sent in hard copy to all affected parties with an update to the scheduled dates Tuesday 17th/Wednesday 18th May. Please see supporting document below.
The notification decision is now complete and the process of limited notification will now commence. Pursuant to section 95E of the RMA, occupiers of the adjacent land and the Heretaunga-Tamatea Trust are identified as affected persons. Accordingly, each of these affected persons shall be notified of the application pursuant to section 95B(9). On the assumption submissions are received, we are working on a hearing date in March 2022 which is yet to be confirmed.
Please refer to the links below for a copy of the decision report and a number of additional reports and correspondence (Please note that some documents may be slow to load due to their size):
The Peer Review of the Cumulative Waste Water Effects Assessment was completed by Pattle Delamore Partners on 11 November 2021. A notification decision can now be completed and is expected to be issued by the end of November 2021. The applicant has also submitted a revised scheme plan set to remove the existing farm house form the overall scheme plan. For further information see supporting documents below.
A s92 response was received on 5/8/21. A full peer of review of this information has now been completed. Additional information / clarification has also been sought as a result of a meeting with concerned residents in August.
The accumulative effects of waste water were not considered to be fully addressed in the s92 response and it is considered that this aspect of the proposed subdivision has the potential to result in a significant adverse environmental effect. Further expert analysis is required to assess whether the effects of nitrogen and pathogens from the cumulative wastewater fields will be no more than minor. For this reason, CHBDC is seeking to commission a report under section 92(2)(b) of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). Based on advice from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council the report will be commissioned from Pattle Delamore Partners. A notification decision cannot be made until this report has been reviewed.
For further information see supporting documents and s92 response letter below:
S92 partial response received 5/8/21 and issued for Peer Review. See supporting documents below:
A resource consent application was received from Springhill Farms Ltd on 17/4/21 for a rural subdivision located at the corner of Wakarara and SH50. The proposal is to create 312 rural lots over 16 stages with lot sizes ranging from 4000m2 – 1.6ha.
The resource consent application is being processed and has not yet been granted. A s92 request for further information was issued on 3/6/21. Council is working with the developer to obtain the information necessary to complete a thorough assessment of the application.
While there may be an expectation of community consultation, Council in its function under the Resource Management Act 1991 is not able to pick and choose what it notifies for public consultation. The Act and the current operative District Plan sets those things out. Our team are working through the normal processing approach and are yet to finalise whether the development meets the threshold of a controlled activity and if there are grounds or not for public notification.
We appreciate and recognise there is high community interest with this potential subdivision being one of a number of potential subdivisions that Council is currently processing.
In the proposed District Plan that is currently out for formal consultation - closing on 6 August, 2021 – developments of this scale would be subject to more stringent consenting conditions. There are a number of new initiatives that Council introduced as part of the new Long Term Plan to encourage smart growth in the district; this includes making water tanks on all homes compulsory and increasing Development Contributions, which will see developers pay for 100% of costs associated with growth identified in the plan.
Please see supporting documentation below:
An independent planner on behalf of Central Hawke's Bay Council is currently reviewing the consent and in time will determine the nature of any notification, if any, of the Resource Consent Application for Land Use - Te Mata Mushrooms Company Ltd - 302, 367 and 464 Mt Herbert Road, Waipukurau
18 June, 2021 Update
RM 200204 Te Mata Mushrooms Company composting facility proposal - Application withdrawn
13 May, 2021 Update
19 April, 2021 Update
Extension granted until 30 April 2021 - odour information. Building area.
15 April, 2021 Update
Extension granted until 19 April 2021 – odour information. Notification decision expected by 23 April 2021.
15 February, 2021 Update
3 week extension requested of S92 information. Granted by HBRC/CHBDC. Now due: 5 March, 2021
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