Private Plan Change Process

  1. The applicant lodges a private plan change request with the district or regional council.  

  2. The council processes the request, can request further information and commission reports if necessary.  

  3. The council may modify the request with the applicant's permission if appropriate.  

  4. The council decides whether to adopt, accept, or reject the request, or convert the request to a resource consent.  

  5. The council publicly notifies a request that it has adopted or accepted allowing submissions and further submissions to then be made.  

  6. The council holds a hearing where it assesses the request and submissions made and then issues a decision on the request.  

  7. The council decision can be appealed to the Environment Court.