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Proposed Plan Change 1165, 1151 and 1091 State Highway 1, Marton

Temporary Note

Postponement of hearing

Minute from the Hearing Commissioner to the District Plan Change section [PDF]

With the announcement by the Prime Minister this afternoon that all of New Zealand will be at level 4 in the national pandemic plan within 48 hours, the hearing of the proposed Rangitīkei District Plan Change – rural to industrial – scheduled to start on Monday 30 March 2020, is postponed.

A new date will be set and advised once this crisis is over. This won’t be until May 2020, at the earliest.


Public Notice of Decisions Requested in Submissions and Call for Further Submissions
Proposed Rangitīkei District Plan Change – rural to industrial
Clause 7 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991

A summary of decisions requested by persons making submissions to the Proposed Rangitīkei District Plan Change – rural to industrial is available. The Council has received 18 submissions. Parties had until 31 January 2020 to make further submissions.

Note: The Resource Management Act specifies 10 working days from the public notice. However, ‘working days’ excludes the period 20 December to 10 January, meaning the count of working days starts on 13 January. Wellington Provincial Anniversary is also excluded. The due date would thus normally be 28 January, but Council may extend this time limit, and specified the due date as 31 January 2020.

Purpose of proposed changes

Because of the shortage of vacant industrial land in the Marton area, Council has adopted the Proposed District Plan Change for rezoning of approximately 217 ha of rural land at 1165, 1151 and 1091 State Highway 1, Marton, to be industrial land, and for amending District Plan maps 4 and 21 to reflect the zone change. The area has boundaries to Wings Line, State Highway 1, Makirikiri Road and the Main Trunk Railway, Rangitīkei District

The section 32 report outlining the purpose of the zone change and its potential implications is available on Council’s website. Also there are the supporting specialist reports referenced on pages 10-11 of the section 32 report including two not particularly noted there (see end of this page):

• Economic Impact Assessment – Potential industry types (Martin Visser), July 2019
• Overview of geotechnical and natural hazards (Horizons Regional Council), September 2019 (noted in section 6.4 of the section 32 report)

In addition, the specialist reports foreshadowed in that report but not available before submissions closed are available on the Council’s website

• Preliminary geotechnical appraisal (Mark Frampton, WSP Opus), September 2019
• Traffic impact report (Matt Evis, WSP Opus), November 2019
Section 42A Report was issued on 6 March 2020

Printed copies of any of these documents are available on request by phoning the Council: 0800 422 522.

Available Information

Information on the proposed Plan Change and the Summary of Decisions Requested in submissions can be found at:

• The Rangitīkei District Council website
• Bulls Library
• Marton Library
• Main Council Office, Marton
• Taihape Library

Please contact Michael Hodder, Community & Regulatory Services Group Manager, on 06 327 0099 or email michael.hodder@rangitikei.govt.nz if you require further information.

Proposed Plan Change Process

Once the Further Submissions period has closed, the Council may hold pre-hearing meetings with any or all submitters in to clarify and/or resolve submissions. A hearing will then be convened to consider submissions and further submissions and issue decisions on the matters raised. Anyone making a submission or further submission that indicated that they wished to be heard has the right to attend the hearings and present their submission. Upon receiving no - 646Kb tice of a decision on their submission, any person who disagrees with or is dissatisfied with the decisions made may appeal the decision to the Environment Court.

The Submissions

There were 18 submissions. These have been summarised [PDF document - 646KB]

The individual submissions are as follows [PDF format]:

Hew Dalrymple
Amanda and Craig Calman
Philippa Hancock
David Dean and Joy Bowra Dean
William and Carol Sinclair
Elaine Mary Wigglesworth
Lorraine Pearson
Kathleen Reardon
D and J Anderson Family Trust
Fraser Auret
The Downs Group
Interested Residents Marton and Rangitikei
Robert Snijders
Horizons Regional Council
Howard and Samantha Walsh
Kiwirail
NZ Transport Agency
NZ Bio Forestry Ltd

Further Submissions

There were 21 submissions. These have been summarised in the table below:

Number: 1Name: Andrew Walters (J&J Walters Ltd)
View Submission

Andrew Walters

Address for serviceandrew@jjwalters.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to job creation
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 2Name: Bryce Tasker
View SubmissionBryce Tasker
Address for servicebryce@mcilwaine.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to job creation and management of adverse effects through district plan standards to ensure no adverse effects
Relief soughtthat the submission be allowed
Number: 3Name: David H. Dean
View SubmissionDavid H. Dean
Address for service19 Goldings Line RD1 Marton 4787
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbersub4
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionnil
Support or oppose relevant submissionnil
Summaryprovides opinions on Opus traffic report, and socioeconomic benefits, and market demand, and consultation
Relief soughtseeks clarification as to what is being proposed before a decision is made
Number: 4Name: Gabrielle Ann
View SubmissionGabrielle Ann
Address for servicegakeen@xtra.co.nz
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionAmanda and Craig Calman (sub2); Philippa Hancock (sub3); Fraser Auret (sub10)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summaryprovides opinions on traffic effects, noise effects, and visual effects, and property values
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 5Name: Graeme Skou
View SubmissionGraeme Skou
Address for servicegraeme.skou@xtra.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to job creation, growth, increased demand for supermarkets, schools, and housing
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 6Name: Interested Residents of Marton and the Rangitikei (Felicity Wallace)
View SubmissionInterested Residents of Marton and the Rangitikei
Address for servicefelicity@inspire.net.nz
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbersub12
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(a)
Relevant submission1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 8; 9; 11; 13; 14; 15; 16; 17; 18
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport and oppose
Summarythe submitter provides further submission on all original submissions except not sub7 (L. Pearson) or sub12 (their own). The further submission provides opinion on the following topics: rural amenity; market demand; Part 2 of the RMA; effects including traffic, noise, pollution, landscape and visual, amenity, screening, privacy; district plan objectives policies and rules; creation of jobs; roading upgrades; air pollution; consultation; Nga Tawa school; drinking water; wind direction; property valuation; SH1; insufficient analysis and information; unfair process; historic heritage; cultural impact assessment; incomplete aee; alternative sites unused; current state of railway infrastructure; One Plan RPS and Accelerate25; RDC financial and infrastructure strategy; large scale cumulative effects; NPS high productive land;
Relief soughtseeks that the request be placed on hold to allow further consideration
Number: 7Name: Mitre10 Marton (Terry Ellery)
View SubmissionMitre 10 Marton
Address for serviceterry.ellesy@mitre10.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission for reasons related to economic benefit
Relief soughtseek that the proposal be allowed. Seek that the submission be approved
Number: 8Name: Paul F McAleese
View SubmissionPaul F McAleese
Address for servicepmcaleese@xtra.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to providing for industrial land in Marton to attract business; management of adverse effects through planning standards
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 9Name: Permanite Memorials (Peter Cousins)
View SubmissionPermanite Memorials
Address for servicepeter.cousins@permanite.net
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to economic and social benefits of investment, generally.
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 10Name: Rangitikei Development LTD (Bain Simpson)
View SubmissionRangitikei Development Ltd
Address for service97 Coleman Road RD1 Marton
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionNZ Bio Forestry Ltd (sub18)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports generally for the reasons of job creation and infrastructure upgrades
Relief soughtSeek that the submission be approved
Number: 11Name: Rangitikei District Council (CEO Peter Biggs)
View SubmissionRangitikei District Council
Address for serviceinfo@rangitikei.govt.nz
Position on substantive proposalnot stated
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(c)
Relevant submissionsupport Dalrymple (sub1); The Downs Group (sub11); oppose Deans (sub4); Auret (sub10); Wallace (sub12); Snijders (sub13); accepts Horizons (sub14); Kiwirail (sub16), NZTA (sub17); recognises Calman (2); Hancock (3); Sinclair (5); Auret (10)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport and oppose
SummaryExpresses opinions regard long term planning, and industrial supply and demand; RDC supports submissions 1 and 11 for the reasons of social and economic benefits from investment; RDC oppose submissions 4, 10, 12 and 13 on the basis that alternative sites are not more appropriate than the selected site; RDC accept submissions 14, 16 and 17 in so far that detailed design has not been undertaken; RDC recognises submissions 2, 3, 5 and 10 in so far that mitigations and buffers need to be provided but that detailed design has not yet occurred.
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 12Name: Shoebridge Supermarket LTD (Brendon Shoebridge)
View SubmissionShoebridge Supermarket Ltd
Address for servicebrendon.showbridge@foodstuffs.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupport relevant submission because of local benefits including job creation. Provides opinion that benefits would out weigh negative matters
Relief soughtSeek that the submission be allowed
Number: 13Name: T&J McIlwaine LTD (Rebecca Gray)
View SubmissionT&J McIlwaine Ltd
Address for servicerebecca@mcilwaine.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to economic and social benefits of investment, generally.
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 14Name: McIlwaine Timber Processors (Randall McIlwaine)
View SubmissionMcIlwaine Timber Processors
Address for servicerandall@mcilwaine.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to economic and social benefits of investment, generally.
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 15Name: Robert P. Snijders
View SubmissionRobert P. Snijders
Address for servicemoolookiwi@outlook.com
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbersub13
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionNew Zealand Transport Agency (sub17)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupport relevant submission; fairness of process; availability of information at notification
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 16Name: Fraser Auret
View SubmissionFraser Auret
Address for servicefraserauretracing@gmail.com
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbersub10
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionHew Dalrymple (sub1); The Downs Group (sub11); NZ Bioforestry Ltd (sub18)
Support or oppose relevant submissionoppose
Summaryoppose the relevant submissions and seeks that those submissions be disallowed
Relief soughtseek that the submissions be disallowed
Number: 17Name: Howard Walsh
View SubmissionHoward Walsh - Part A
Address for servicetopdairying@gmail.com
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardnot stated
Original submitter numbersub15
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionsupport Calman (sub2); Hancock (sub3); Dean (sub4); Sinclair (sub5); Pearson (sub7); Auret (sub10); IROMAR (sub12); Snijders (sub13); NZTA (sub17). Oppose Dalrymple (sub1); The Downs Group (sub11); NZ Bioforestry LTD (sub18)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport and oppose
Summarythe submitters provides legal opinion on the following matters raised in original submissions: traffic; noise; drainage; zoning; traffic safety; demand; information; light; infrastructure; threewaters; soils; legislative tests; Council long term plan; objectives and policies; insufficient analysis; flawed process; structure planning; site selection; detailed development plan; traffic volumes; development contributions. Seeks that the NZ Bioforestry LTD submission 18 be disallowed
Relief soughtseek that sub18 be rejected
Number: 18Name: NZ Bioforestry LTD
View SubmissionNZ Bioforestry Ltd
Address for servicewayne@nzbioforestry.co.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter numbersub18
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionHew Dalrymple (sub1); The Downs Group (sub11); Horizons Regional Council (sub14); Elaine Mary Wigglesworth (sub6); Lorraine Pearson (sub7); Kathleen Reardon (sub8)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
SummaryThe submitter supports that submissions of Hew Dalrymple, The Downs Group and Horizons Regional Council. The submitter does not express support or opposition to several other submissions. The submitter provides opinions on the following: town zoning change; criteria for the selection of Marton; Intellectual Property (IP); employment opportunities; training opportunities; relationships; adverse effects including wind, noise, dust, odour, visual appears and infrastructure, water quality - waste and drainage, truck volumes. The submitter provides information on the NZ Bio Forestry LTD business plan.
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 19Name: CEDA (John Morris)
View SubmissionCEDA
Address for servicejohn.morris@ceda.nz
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter numbernil
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(a)
Relevant submissionHorizons Regional Council (sub14)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports the relevant submission points made on the Accelerate25 Regional Growth Study (2015); investment to generate jobs
Relief soughtseek that the submission be allowed
Number: 20Name: Gretta S. Mills
View SubmissionGretta S. Mills
Address for servicemillsnz@gmail.com
Position on substantive proposaloppose
Wish to be heardyes
Original submitter number
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionR. P. Snijders (sub13)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission points and reasoning
Relief soughtno relief specified
Number: 21Name: Hayden W. Gould
View SubmissionHayden W. Gould
Address for servicerangitikeidevelopmentltd@gmail.com
Position on substantive proposalsupport
Wish to be heardno
Original submitter number
Eligibility to make further submission8(1)(b)
Relevant submissionThe Downs Group (sub11)
Support or oppose relevant submissionsupport
Summarysupports relevant submission due to job creation
Relief soughtseek that the submission be allowed