Minutes of a meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee
Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
On Thursday 2 June 2016, commencing at 4.51pm
Present: Councillor B McGurk (Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese, Councillors I Barker, K Fulton (Deputy Chairperson), M Lawrey, and M Ward
In Attendance: Group Manager Strategy and Environment (C Barton), Manager Communications and Acting Manager Libraries and Heritage Facilities (P Shattock), Manager Administration (P Langley) and Administration Advisers (S Burgess and J McDougall)
Apologies: Councillors R Copeland and E Davy, and Ms G Paine
THAT apologies be received and accepted from Councillors R Copeland and E Davy, and Ms G Paine.
2. Confirmation of Order of Business
There was no change to the order of business.
There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.
There was no public forum.
Document number R5972, agenda pages 5 - 6 refer.
Manager Consents and Compliance, Mandy Bishop, noted that the last paragraph of 4.1 of the draft minutes currently read as follows:
He suggested further that the consent fee for the removal of heritage trees confirmed in writing by a qualified arborist as diseased or a threat to public safety should be $500 rather than $1300.
Ms Bishop recommended that the wording be amended to read as follows:
He suggested further that the consent fee for the pruning or trimming of heritage trees, confirmed in writing by a qualified arborist, to be conducted according to best arboricultural practice, should be $500 rather than $1300.
THAT the amended minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee, held on 19 May 2016 (R5972), be confirmed as a true and correct record.
6. Deliberations on Fees and Charges for Resource Consent, Food Act and Fencing of Swimming Pools Act activities commencing 1 July 2016
Document number R5876, agenda pages 7 - 20 refer.
Manager Consents and Compliance, Mandy Bishop, and Manager Building, Martin Brown, presented the report.
Attendance: Her Worship the Mayor left the meeting at 4.55pm.
Ms Bishop said that officers supported the $500 consent fee for the pruning or trimming of heritage trees, as suggested by a submitter and that the fee schedule and response to submitters would be amended.
It was noted that a lower fee of $500 for pruning and trimming would be likely to encourage early intervention where a tree appeared to be diseased, a threat to public safety or causing damage to structures.
THAT the report Deliberations on Fees and Charges for Resource Consent, Food Act and Fencing of Swimming Pools Act activities commencing 1 July 2016 (R5876) and its attachments (A1546954, A1546317 and A1547270) be received.
Recommendation to Council PR/2016/031
THAT the amended table in Section 5 of this report (R5876) be used as the basis of providing responses to submitters on the matters raised in submissions;
AND THAT the amended draft Fees and Charges Resource Consents and Resource Management Act Planning Documents as detailed in Attachment 1 (A1546954) be adopted;
AND THAT the draft Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges as detailed in Attachment 2 (A1546317) be adopted;
AND THAT the draft Building Unit Fees and Charges Swimming Pools monitoring fee as detailed in Attachment 3 (A1547270) be adopted.
There being no further business the meeting ended at 4.58pm.
Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings: