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notification of the proposed plan means there are currently a number of
resource management plans in play. This is because the rules in the
proposed Southland Water and Land Plan have legal effect from the date
of notification (3 June 2016) but the existing operative plans still
have full legal effect and weight.
existing activities have been allowed (permitted) by the operative
plans, but they need a resource consent under the proposed plan.
some cases, you may be able to continue your existing activities
without consent if the effects are the same or similar in character,
intensity and scale, and you were carrying out this activity before the
notification of the proposed plan (3 June 2016).
the consents team at Environment Southland on 0800 76 88 45 for more
specific advice on the consent requirements for your property.
Intensive winter grazing has a significant impact on Southland’s water quality.
Under the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan, from 30 May 2018 requirements for intensive winter grazing will change and a resource consent may be required for this activity to occur on your property.
Use the flowchart in this document to decide if winter grazing on your property needs a consent.
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