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Resource Consents​​​

Application Number:



Ashburton District Council

Proposed Activity(s):

Land use consent for the relocation of Heritage Item 107 (Boer War Cenotaph) from Baring Street East to Baring Square West, Ashburton, zoned Open Space A.


Baring Square West, Ashburton, zoned Open Space A

Notified on 13 October 2022

Submissions close on 11 November 2022 5pm

Summary of Submissions notified on N/A

Further Submissions closed on N/A

Proposed Hearing Date N/A

Commissioners Recommendation adopted by Council, 8 December 2022

Commissioners Recommendation

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Changes to District Plan

Ashburton District Plan: Plan Change 4

Ashburton District Council has prepared Plan Change 4 to its Operative District Plan (2014). The change covers the following areas:​

  • Amendments to the Objectives and Policies of the Business Section (5.4) to reinforce and strengthen the role of the Town Centre (Business A) for commercial activity
  • Amendments to the Rules of the Business Section (5.8) to manage various types of business activities, including introducing thresholds as to the range and extent of commercial activities enabled to locate within particular Business Zones.
  • Amendments to the definition of commercial Activities and associates sub-groups to improve clarity and certainty as to the range of activities provided in each of the respective Business Zones.

  • Notified on 4 November 2020
  • Submissions closed on 4 December 2020
  • Summary of Submissions notified on 27 January 2021
  • Further Submissions closed on 11 February 2021
  • Proposed Hearing Date 14 May 2021
  • Commissioners Recommendation adopted by Council, 30 June 2021

Commissioners Recommendation Plan Change 4

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Further Submissions

The period for further submissions closed on Thursday 11 February 2021. Two submissions were received, which can be viewed below:

The period for further submissions was publicly notified in the Ashburton Guardian on 27 January 2021 and in the Ashburton Courier on 28 January 2021.


Public submissions on Plan Change 4 closed at 5pm on Friday 4 December 2020. Five submissions were received in relation to Plan Change 4 and can be viewed below:

Public Notification

The Plan Change was publicly notified in Ashburton Guardian newspaper on 4 November 2020 and Ashburton Courier newspaper on 5 November 2020.

Proposed Plan Change Documents

​​Application to remove a heritage item from the District Plan Schedule

Currently, the Ashburton District Plan lists the ​Peter Cates Grain Store at 229-241 West Street, Ashburton in its Schedule of Heritage buildings/items (H9, Appendix 12.1). The application, which follows, seeks to remove that listing on the basis that its current owner is unable to make an economic return given the costs of retaining and refurbishing the building to rentable state.

The application has been made to the Environment Court under section 85 of the Resource Management Act. It follows an earlier application for resource consent to demolish the building that was declined by the Council (LUC15/0006). An appeal by the current owner against that decision was subsequently withdrawn prior to the lodging of the section 85 application.

While the application is to be heard by the Environment Court, the Council has been asked to 'host' the application, along with any submissions and hearing documents, including any minutes and directions from the Court, on its website. Accordingly, all documents relevant to the application will be posted below and may be accessed by any party or the general public.

If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact the applicant (C/- the address for service in the application), or the Environment Court Registrar at Christchurch regarding the lodging of submissions.​

Section 85 Application:

​​The following ​responses ​to the public notice ​​have been received

Expert witness evidence

Supplementary Evidence

​​Conferencing Statements​

Rebuttal Evidence​

​​Resource Consents granted 

State of the Environment Reporting

Read about State of the Environment Reporting​ undertaken in 2017 and 2018.​