Which rules apply

What rules apply, now that the proposed Southland Water and Land Plan is notified?

The 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.

Some existing activities have been allowed (permitted) by the operative plans, but they need a resource consent under the proposed plan.

In 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).

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Contact 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

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.

More information and application forms are here.

Page reviewed: 01 Sep 2017 2:46pm