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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 An appeal by the current owner against that decision was subsequently withdrawn prior to the lodging of the section 85 application.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: Part 1 and Part 2
There are currently no notified designation applications.
Application for resource consent, 1
Queens Drive, Ashburton
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View the Resource Consent application form
Site info photos
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Certificate of Title
Joint Notification (Environment Canterbury and Ashburton District Council)
Joint Notification (Environment Canterbury and Ashburton District
The Canterbury Regional Council and Ashburton District Council have received an application from Rangitata Diversion Race Management Limited (RDRML) for a suite of resource consents to construct, maintain and operate a large water storage facility (which could store up to 53 million cubic metres) on the eastern side of the Rangitata River near Klondyke.
The water storage facility will be located adjacent to Montalto Road, at or about map reference Topo50 BY19:6150-4409. The water storage facility is expected to supply water for a variety of purposes. Water from the facility will be made available to existing irrigators (to improve their reliability), and may be made available for additional irrigation (in Mid-Canterbury and South Canterbury) as well as for projects such as Targeted Stream Augmentation and Managed Aquifer Recharge.
Resource consent is, however, only being sought for the water storage facility and a series of associated activities (please see below). The use of the water from the water storage facility will be subject to resource consent applications, or will occur in accordance with existing resource consents.
In addition, RDRML has sought the resource consent necessary for it to:
- Take an additional 10 cubic metres per second from the Rangitata River, when the flow exceeds 142.6 cumecs;
- Raise the bund height of, and/or widen a reach of the Rangitata Diversion Race canal so it can convey the proposed additional take from the Rangitata River to the proposed water storage facility;
- Replace the existing 'BAFF' fish screen with an engineered bund / infiltration gallery, and to construct a new fish return channel;
- Construct and operate a white water facility and associated amenities;
- 'Remove' a length of Shepherds Bush Road and re-establish it further to the South;
- Make modifications to a series of intersections / the roads on the transportation networks leading to the proposed site of water storage facility;
- Establish a six hectare ecological refuge, incorporating a lizard sanctuary, additional terrestrial habitat and wetland habitat on the lower terrace, adjacent to the Rangitata River;
- Establish three landscape buffers; and
- Construct an emergency spillway / sluicing channel within the banks and bed of the Rangitata River.
The applications have been provided the following application numbers:
ADC Resource Consent Application: LUC16/0067
Environment Canterbury Resource Consent Applications: CRC170655; CRC170656; CRC170657; CRC170658; CRC170659; CRC170660; CRC170661; CRC170662.