District Plan - Appeals

The Proposed District Plan was notified for appeals in 2016 and 72 appeals were made.

District Plan - Appeals

The Proposed District Plan - Decisions Version was notified for Appeals during 2016. Appeals closed in June 2016 and TCDC received 72 appeals over a range of sections of the Plan. These appeals can be found in the table below.

Following the receipt of appeals, a 'marked up' version of the Proposed District Plan was prepared. The provisions of the Plan which are subject to an Environment Court appeal have been highlighted in RED and annotated with the Council's appeal number (e.g. A46).

As Appeals are resolved, Consent Orders are issued by the Environment Court and recorded in the table below. Relevant sections of the Plan will be updated in the ePlan via the District Plan Portal. The Council is not providing an annotation service and each person is responsible for updating their hard copies of the Plan.

Below is a list of the appeals received by the Thames-Coromandel District Council.

Environment Court Reference / TCDC Reference  Appellant  Documents  Progress
ENV-2016-AKL-000077 / Appeal 1 (A1) Tracey Jane Shaw & Robert Vernon Asplin Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 12/10/2016 Maps updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000078 / Appeal 2 (A2) Opoutere Ratepayers & Residents Association Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Request for Appeal to be Expedited
 
ENV-2016-AKL-000079 / Appeal 3 (A3) Golf (2012) Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Court decision issued 24/6/2019 plan updated  High Court appeal Lodged; High court appeal withdrawn
ENV-2016-AKL-000080 / Appeal 4 (A4) Dean Glen, Claire Elliot, Sol Glen, Roy Glen & Blackjack Farms Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000081 / Appeal 6 (A6) Gregory & Barbara Needham Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Court decision issued 16/06/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000082 / Appeal 8 (A8) David Saunders & Mike Slater Environment Court Notice 
Appeal document 
 Consent Order issued 14/06/17 Maps and Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000083 / Appeal 7 (A7) Patricia Whiting-O'Keefe Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000084 / Appeal 9 (A9) Keith Vernon Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Appeal document
(Partial) Consent Order issued 26/05/17; Coastal Erosion appeal points withdrawn 28/02/17 Maps and Plan updated Consent Order 24/11/17 Plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000086 / Appeal 53 (A53) Ludgate Investments Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 21/06/18 Plan and Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000087 / Appeal 10 (A10) Paul Hamon & Grace Barnes Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Determination of the Environment Court 28/02/2017 Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000088 / Appeal 11 (A11) Whangapoua Beach Ratepayers Association Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
(Partial) Determination of the Environment Court 1/03/2017 Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000089 / Appeal 5 (A5) Geoffrey & Reihana Robinson Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 (Partial) Consent Order issued 5/09/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000090 / Appeal 19 (A19) Bowskill & Klages-Bowskill
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 8/11/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000092 / Appeal 20 (A20) Trevor Barrett
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 21/12/2017 Plan and maps updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000093 / Appeal 21 (A21) Inspired Property Ltd
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document 
 Consent Order issued 27/04/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000094 / Appeal 17 (A17) Tasman Buildings Ltd
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 7/06/17; Consent Order issued 9/06/17 Plan and maps updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000095 / Appeal 27 (A27) Coromandel Marine Farmers Association Incorporated
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 15/03/17 Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000097 / Appeal 13 (A13) Trevor Masters
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 1/06/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000098 / Appeal 33 (A33) Waipapa Bay Protection Society Incorporated Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 15/03/17 Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000099 / Appeal 25 (A25) Waihi Gold Company Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000100 / Appeal 22 (A22) Burfoot Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 26/05/17 Annexure A & Annexure B Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000101 / Appeal 15 (A15) Lagan Holdings Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 11/06/18 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000102 / Appeal 14 (A14) Rayoiner Matariki Forests Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 19/04/17 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000103 / Appeal 23 (A23) K M Rabarts Family Trust and others Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 
ENV-2016-AKL-000104 / Appeal 18 (A18) Tokeroa Family Trust Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 1/09/17 Plan updated Consent Order issued 4/12/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000105 / Appeal 51 (A51) Lopez Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 25/5/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000106 / Appeal 16 (A16) Allan & Shirley Benson Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 
ENV-2016-AKL-000107 / Appeal 49 (A49) Noel & Isaac Lane Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 4/12/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000108 / Appeal 30 (A30) Peter Pratt Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 11 March 2019 plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000109 / Appeal 37 (A37) Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Appeal document - Annexure A

ENV-2016-AKL-000110 / Appeal 52 (A52) Centre Island Seafoods t/a O P Columbia Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 30/08/2016,
Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000111 / Appeal 58 (A58) C Brogtrop Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 19/12/16, Maps updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000112 / Appeal 26 (A26) Black, O'Halloran, Robinson, Semmens & Storey Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 12/04/18 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000113 / Appeal 48 (A48) Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 9/06/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000114 / Appeal 50 (A50) Bachcare Limited, Bookabach Limited and Trademe Limited Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Determination of the Environment Court 1/03/2017 Plan updated

 

ENV-2016-AKL-000115 / Appeal 12 (A12) W A Lee, W A & B J Lee Partnership  Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 16/11/2016, Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000116 / Appeal 31 (A31) Northern Land Property Limited
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
(Partial) Determination of the Environment Court 1/03/2017 Plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000117 / Appeal 62 (A62) New Zealand Transport Agency
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 7 October, plan and map updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000118 / Appeal 28 (A28) Sue Edens
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
(Partial) Consent Order issued 22/06/17 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000119 / Appeal 55 (A55) Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Schedule 1
(Partial)  Consent Order issued 9/06/2017 Plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000120 / Appeal 38 (A38) Ngati Maru Runanga Trust
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 (Partial) Consent Order issued 1/06/17 Plan and maps updated; Consent Order issued plan updated 3/9/2020
ENV-2016-AKL-000121 / Appeal 63 (A63) Kaimarama Trust and C&L Adams
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 
ENV-2016-AKL-000122 / Appeal 43 (A43) Karuna Falls Cooperative Society Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 22/06/17 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000123 / Appeal 56 (A56) PowerCo Limited (Utilities) Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 14/06/17 Plan updated;
ENV-2016-AKL-000124 / Appeal 45 (A45) Brian and Karen McMillan Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 25/5/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000125 / Appeal 57 (A57) PowerCo Limited (Overlays) Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000126 / Appeal 65 (A65) Graham and Selena Morcom and Chris Morcom and Janet Clarke
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Determination of the Environment Court 25/09/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000127 / Appeal 42 (A42) Max Toomey, Colleen Toomey & Stephan Nathan
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000128 / Appeal 39 (A39) Cheeseman Family Trust
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000129 / Appeal 54 (A54) Hopper Developments Limited, Whitianga Waterways Limited and Pauanui Waterways Limited
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document Part I
Appeal document Part II
 Consent Order issued 4/12/17 Plan and maps updated Appeal withdrawn 15/8/18 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000130 / Appeal 67 (A67) Bellagio at Pauanui Limited
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document 
Consent Order issued 17/07/17 Maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000131 / Appeal 35 (A35) Tairua Environment Society Incorporated Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 
ENV-2016-AKL-000132 / Appeal 66 (A66) Kopu Landowners & Occupiers Association and Kopu Land Drainage Committee Environment Court Notice
Appeal document 
Consent Order issued 1/06/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000133 / Appeal 32 (A32) Z Energy Ltd, BP Oil NZ Ltd, Mobil Oil NZ Ltd Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 08/09/2016
Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000134 / Appeal 44 (A44) Post Family Trust Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Appeal withdrawn 25/5/2020
ENV-2016-AKL-000135 / Appeal 47 (A47) Transpower New Zealand Limited Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 9/06/2017 Plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000136 / Appeal 68 (A68) Alastair Sims Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 08/03/2017 Maps updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000137 / Appeal 24 (A24) P and K Sieling Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000138 / Appeal 61 (A61) Rosemary and Steve Garland
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000139 / Appeal 34 (A34) Peter William Bennett
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Decision of the Environment Court issued 28/07/17 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000141 / Appeal 36 (A36) Ngati Huarere ki Whangapoua
Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 1/12/16 Plan updated 
ENV-2016-AKL-000142 / Appeal 29 (A29) Clare Ward Family Trust, M C & A E Ward, Theodora C Ward, John M Ward, P Anthea C Ward and Philp Ward Family Trust Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000143  / Appeal 40 (A40) Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order issued 19/04/17 Plan updated; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000144 / Appeal 41 (A41) John North, Mary Catherine Varnham and Paul Warren O'Regan Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Appeal Resolved 20/04/17 Plan and maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000145 / Appeal 64 (A64) Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Incorporated Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000146 / Appeal 70 (A70) Waikato Regional Council Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000147 / Appeal 46 (A46) Environmental Defence Society Incorporated Environment Court Notice
Appeal document

ENV-2016-AKL-000148 / Appeal 59 (A59) Coromandel Property Owners Alliance Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Appeal document amendment
 Consent Order issued 19/04/18; 
ENV-2016-AKL-000149 / Appeal 69 (A69) Department of Conservation Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
 Consent Order Issued 18/3/19 Corrigendum issued 1/4/19 plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000140 / Appeal 60 (A60) Wells, Gray and Wells Environment Court Notice
Appeal document
Consent Order issued 25/5/17 Plan updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000152 / Appeal 71 (A71) I M Wernham Environment Court Notice
Appeal document 
 Appeal withdrawn maps updated
ENV-2016-AKL-000159 / Appeal 72 (A72) New Zealand Fire Service Commission Environment Court Notice
Appeal document and Waiver of Time
Consent Order issued 23/09/2016 Plan updated 

 

Guidance Note on implementation of the Proposed Thames-Coromandel District Plan - Appeals Version

We currently have two district plans - the Operative District Plan and the Proposed District Plan - Appeals Version.

Why two plans?

The Resource Management Act 1991 requires all District Councils to prepare a District Plan for their district.  District Plans describe the district's significant resource management issues and set out the objectives, polices and rules to address these issues. 

Appeals sorted by topic; 

Natural Character (provisions and mapping) 

Natural Character Provisions Issued 28 May 2020 (text updated) 
Natural Character Mapping 1 of 2 Issued 26 June (maps updated) 
Natural Character Mapping 2 of 2 Issued 26 June (maps updated) 

  • Whangapoua Beach Ratepayers Association Inc. ENV-2016-AKL-000088 (A11) 
  • Allan & Shirley Benson ENV-2016-AKL-000106 (A16)
  • Tasman Buildings Ltd ENV-2016-AKL-000094 (A17)
  • K & M Rabarts Family Trust, Rabarts Taiharuru Ltd and Kaye Rabarts ENV-2016-AKL-000103 (A23) 
  • Clare Ward Family Trust, MC and AE Ward, Theodora C Ward, John M Ward, P Anthea C Ward and Philip Ward Family Trust ENV-2016-AKL-000142 (A29) 
  • Peter Pratt ENV-2016-AKL-000108 (A30)
  • Northern Land Property Ltd ENV-2016-AKL-000116 (A31)
  • Tairua Environment Society Inc ENV-2016-AKL-000131 (A35) 
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ENV-2016-AKL-000109 (A37)
  • Ngāti Maru Rūnanga Trust ENV-2016-AKL-000120 (A38)
  • Cheeseman Family Trust ENV-2016-AKL-000128 (A39)
  • Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc ENV-2016-AKL-000143 (A40)
  • Max Toomey, Colleen Toomey, Stephen Nathan QC ENV-2016-AKL-000127 (A42)
  • Environmental Defence Society Inc ENV-2016-AKL-00014 7 (A46)
  • Coromandel Property Owners Alliance Inc ENV-2016-AKL-000148 (A59)
  • Steven and Rosemary Garland ENV-2016-AKL-000138 (A61)
  • Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Inc ENV-2016-AKL-000145 (A64)
  • Powerco Ltd (Overlays) ENV-2016-AKL-000125 (
  • Waikato Regional Council ENV-2016-AKL-000146 (A70)
Coastal Environment (provisions and mapping) 

Coastal Environment Provisions Issued 4 May 2020 (text updated) 
Coastal Environment Mapping 1 of 2 Issued 12 March 2020 (maps updated) 
Coastal Environment Mapping 2 of 2 Issued 12 March 2020 (maps updated) 

  • Keith Vernon(ENV-2016-AKL-084)
  • Tasman Buildings Ltd(ENV-2016-AKL-094)
  • Northern Land Property Limited(ENV-2016-AKL-116)
  • Powerco (Overlays)
  • Max Toomey, Colleen Toomey,Stephen Nathan Qc
  • Clare Ward Family Trust, Mc And A Eward, Theodora C Ward, John M Ward, Anthea C Ward And Phillip Ward Family Trust
  • Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society Of New Zealand Inc.
  • Waikato Regional Council 
  • Environmental Defence SocietyI nc
  • Coromandel Watchdog Of Hauraki
Subdivision 

Interim decision of the Environment Court 20 February 2020

Final decision of the Environment Court 2 April 2020 (Text updated) 

  • Sue Edens(ENV-2016-AKL-0118)
  • Dean Glen, Claire Elliot, Sol Glen, Roy Glen & Blackjack Farms Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-080)
  • Keith Vernon (ENV-2016-AKL-084)
  • Tasman Buildings Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-094)
  • Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (ENV-2016-AKL-113)
  • Northern Land Property Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-116)
  • Federated Farmers Of New Zealand Incorporated (ENV-2016-AKL-119)
  • Tairua Environment Society Incorporated (ENV-2016-AKL-131)
  • Pieter Dirk Sieling & Kj Sieling (ENV-2016-AKL-137)
  • Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society Of New Zealand Incorporated (ENV-2016-AKL-143)
  • Environmental Defence Society Incorporated (ENV-2016-AKL-147)
Rural 

Consent order issued 23 January 2020

Figure 1 - Waikawau Bay Area 

Correction to consent order issued 31 January 2020

  • Dean Glen, Claire Elliot, Sol Glen And Blackjack Farms Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-000080)
  • Whangapoua Beach Ratepayers Association Inc (ENV-2016-AKL-000088)
  • Tasman Buildings Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-000094)
  • Waihi Gold Company Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-000099)
  • Northern Land Property Limited (ENV-2016-AKL-000116)
  • Federated Farmers Of New Zealand (ENV-2016-AKL-000119)
  • Max Toomey, Colleen Toomey And Stephen Nathan Qc (ENV-2016-AKL-000127)
  • PD And KJ Sieling (ENV-2016-AKL-000137)
  • Clare Ward Family Trust, Mc And Ae Ward, Theodora C Ward, John M Ward, P Anthea, C Ward And Philip Ward Family Trust (ENV-2016-AKL-000142)
  • Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society Of New Zealand (ENV-2016-AKL-000143)
  • Waikato Regional Council (ENV-2016-AKL-000146)
  • Environmental Defence Society Inc (ENV-2016-AKL-000147)
  • Coromandel Property Owners Alliance Inc (ENV-2016-AKL-000148)
Landscape 

Consent order issued 4 February 2020 

  • ENV-2016-AKL-000083 Whiting-OKeefe 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000103 K & M Rabarts Family Trust & others 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000109 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000116 Northern Land Property Limited 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000119 Federated Farmers of New Zealand 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000120 Ngati Maru Runanga Trust 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000125 PowerCo Limited (Overlays) 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000131 Tairua Environment Society Inc 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000142 Clare Ward Family Trust & Philip Ward Family Trust & Ward 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000145 Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Incorporated 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000146 Waikato Regional Council 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000147 Environmental Defence Society Incorporated 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000148 Coromandel Property Owners Alliance Incorporated 
Mining

Consent order issued 5 December 2019

Annexure A - Mining Consent Order 

  • ENV-2016-AKL-000080 Blackjack Farms Limited & Elliot & Glen Council
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000099 Waihi Gold Company Limited 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000109 Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000143 Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000145 Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki Incorporated 
Biodiversity 

Consent order issued 11 August 2020

  • ENV-2016-AKL-000080 Blackjack Farms Limited & Elliot & Glen
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000084 Vernon 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000094 Tasman Buildings Limited 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000101 Lagan Holdings Limited
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000104 The Tokeroa Family Trust Limited 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000116 Northern Land Property Limited 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000118 Edens 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000119 Federated Farmers of New Zealand 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000125 PowerCo Limited (Overlays) 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000127 M & C Toomey and S Nathan QC 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000137 PD & KJ Sieling  
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000142 Clare Ward Family Trust & Philip Ward Family Trust & Ward 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000143 Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000146 Waikato Regional Council 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000147 Environmental Defence Society Incorporated 
  • ENV-2016-AKL-000148 Coromandel Property Owners Alliance Incorporated 

The Proposed District Plan

Our Council issued its decisions on the Proposed District Plan on 29 April 2016.  From this date all rules in the Plan have 'legal effect,' meaning that a rule must be considered when undertaking land use and subdivision activities. 

The period for lodging an appeal to the Environment Court on our Council's decisions closed on 13 June 2016.  Where an appeal has been lodged against an objective, policy or provision in the Plan, that part of the Plan continues to have legal effect but the 'weighting' afforded to it must be considered on a 'case by case' basis. 

Those parts of the Proposed District Plan that are not subject to appeal can be 'treated as operative', and the corresponding objectives, policies and provisions in the Operative District Plan fall away.

Operative District Plan

The Operative District Plan continues to have legal effect to the extent that any corresponding objectives, policies and provisions in the Proposed District Plan have been appealed.  As appeals are resolved these provisions will fall away and the Proposed District Plan will be relied on.

How do I know which parts of the Plan have been appealed?

The provisions of the Plan which are subject to an Environment Court appeal have been highlighted in RED and annotated with the Council's appeal number (e.g. A46).  

Which Plan should I use?

While we still have both an Operative District Plan and a Proposed District Plan it is necessary to comply with both Plans, except where a rule is deemed to be able to be 'treated as operative' in the Proposed District Plan. 

Any rules in the Proposed District Plan which cannot be 'treated as operative' still have legal effect and are afforded 'weighting' on a case by case basis, depending on the nature and extent of the appeal.