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The questionnaire is designed to focus landowners on the aspects of the draft provisions that will likely be of most interest. It should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. You are welcome to make comments outside the scope of the questions provided by attaching a separate document at the bottom of this questionnaire.
The draft provisions permit (no resource consent required) the clearance of indigenous vegetation:
The draft provisions require resource consent for clearance of indigenous vegetation in sensitive areas
The RMA requires the maintenance of indigenous biodiversity. This extends to areas outside of SNAs. The above listed areas are thought to be areas most likely to have indigenous biodiversity worthy of maintaining outside of SNAs.
The draft provisions require resource consent for removal of any tree in the Long Tail Bat protection area which is:
The RMA requires Council to protect the habitat of significant indigenous fauna. This includes habitat that is not indigenous. The Long Tailed Bat has the highest threat classification of nationally critical. The South Canterbury population of Long Tail Bat is the only population on the east coast of the south island. Trees above a certain size are likely to contain habitat for Long Tailed Bat.
The draft provisions require resource consent for clearance of indigenous vegetation and earthworks within SNAs.
The RMA requires the protection of SNAs as a matter of national importance.
The draft provisions require resource consent for the planting of 25 plant pest species prone to wilding spread e.g. Contorta pine, Douglas fir, Crack willow. Current Plant Pest Species List which can be viewed on our terminology page.
Plant pests are prone to wilding spread and can outcompete indigenous species resulting in their clearance.
Publish Date: 18 Apr 2019