District Plan Variation 1 - Natural Character

At its meeting of 28 October 2015, Thames-Coromandel District Council adopted Variation 1 - Natural Character for public notification.

Hearing 25 / 26 February 2016 - pre-circulated evidence

Below is the evidence that was pre-circulated by submitters for the hearing 25/26 February 2016

Peter Pratt - Submitter 148

Sanford Ltd and North Island Mussels - Submitter 118

Department of Conservation - Submitter 70

PowerCo- Submitter 110 (PowerCo submitted maps of their assets, VERY large file) Contact the District Plan Co-ordinator if you would like a copy

Given - Submitter 32

Ward Family - Submitter 95

Tasman Buildings - Submitter 102

Coromandel Watchdog - Submitter 133

Coromandel Property Owners Alliance - Submitter 143

Whangapoua Residents and Ratepayers - Submitter 92

Pine Harrison - Submitter 159


Agenda (Order Paper)

To view the Agenda for Variation 1 - Natural Character on the 25-26 February 2016, click on the link on the right hand side of this page.

Hearing dates 

Hearings on Proposed District Plan Variation 1 - Natural Character began on Thursday 25 February 2016 in the Civic Centre, Thames.

Further Submissions for Proposed District Plan Variation 1 - Natural Character 

In accordance with Clause 7 in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), a summary of decisions requested in submissions received on Variation 1 is was made (and is still) available.  We received 160 original submissions with 667 individual submission points.

The following person(s) were able to lodge further submissions in support of or in opposition to any original submission:

  • Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; or
  • Any person that has an interest in the variation greater than the interest that the general public has; or
  • The Thames-Coromandel District Council.

Further submissions had to be (only) in support of or in opposition to an original submission.

Any person who made a further submission had to serve a copy of their further submission to the person who made the original submission within 5 working days of lodging the further submission with Council.

The closing date for further submissions was 5pm on Friday 29 January 2016, using the Further Submission Form (as specified in the RMA).

The 'Guide to using the Summary of Submissions Received'  has tips regarding how to read the information provided in the documentation below.


Summary of Submissions Recieved

The Summary of Submissions has been broken into the following topics/variation sections.  Click on each link to bring up the submission points entered.  


Natural Character Variation

The natural character provisions and overlay were withdrawn from the Proposed District Plan in March 2015 in response to the collective scope of relief sought in submissions.  This variation seeks to reintroduce revised provisions and overlay planning maps.  If you made a submission on the Proposed District Plan relating to 'natural character' or you own a property that has an area of natural character mapped on it then you should have received a letter from us advising you of the variation.  


The variations are available to view in the documentation below.

Notification Documentation