Changes to District Plan
Ashburton District Plan: Private Plan Change 3Farmers Corner Development Limited has lodged a private plan change request with the Council. The plan change request relates to 21.0449 hectares of land located on the corner of State Highway 1 and Longbeach Road, Tinwald. The request seeks to insert a new ‘Rural Tourism Zone’ chapter into the Ashburton District Plan to provide for the continuation of, and expansion to, tourism activities on the site, guided by an Outline Development Plan (ODP).
Notified on 30th January 2020
Submissions closed on 27th February 2020
Summary of Submissions notified on 7th May 2020
Further submissions closed on 22nd May 2020
Hearing to be held Tuesday 8th September 2020
There is no notified resource consents being processed at this time.
Resource Consents granted
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State of the
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 An appeal by the current owner against that decision was subsequently withdrawn prior to the lodging of the section 85 application.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
Cates Annex 7
Cates Annex 8
Cates Annex 9
Cates Annex 10
Cates Annex 11
Cates Annex 12
Cates Annex 13
Cates Annex 14
Cates Annex 15
Minutes from Environment Court - 8 February
Minutes from Environment Court - 14 March
The following responses to the public notice have been received
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Historic Places Mid Canterbury
Expert witness evidence
Ashburton District Council (Baird)
Ashburton District Council (Fletcher)
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (Rykers)
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (Whybrew)
Historic Places Mid Canterbury
Redmond - Barry Redmond
Redmond - Barry Redmond (BNZ letter)
Redmond - Clark McLeod
Redmond - David Harford
Agreed Statement of Facts
Joint Witness Statement - Heritage
Joint Witness Statement - Redmond Retail Ltd