A single set of planning and development rules proposed for the West Coast
The Local Government Commission has published its draft proposal for a combined West Coast District Plan.
It is proposed that the responsibilities of the Buller, Grey and Westland district councils to prepare and maintain a district plan under the Resource Management Act 1991 are to be transferred to the West Coast Regional Council. A joint committee of the four councils and local iwi would oversee the development of a combined West Coast district plan.
The draft proposal is to:
- Keep in place the three district councils and West Coast Regional Council, as currently constituted, operating as they do now in respect of all their other functions and responsibilities;
- Result in one set of district planning rules for the West Coast by bringing together the current separate Buller, Grey and Westland district plans;
- Recognise the distinct character of different areas by allowing for local variations in the combined plan;
- Leave responsibility for administering the new combined district plan with each of the three district councils.
For further information see:
The Local Government Commission website
Submissions close 25 May 2018. The Commission will hold public submission hearings on the West Coast on 30 and 31 May.
Want to know more?
Please contact our specialist resource management team if you have any questions about the development of a combined West Coast district plan and what this might mean for your business.