UnconfirmedPlanning and Regulatory Committee Minutes - 22 November 2018

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Held in the Council Chamber, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

On Thursday 22 November 2018, commencing at 10.14a.m.

 

Present:              Councillor B McGurk (Presiding Co-Chairperson), Her Worship the Mayor R Reese (Co-Chairperson), Councillors L Acland, I Barker, B Dahlberg, K Fulton and S Walker

In Attendance:   Group Manager Environmental Management (C Barton), and Governance Adviser (J Brandt)

 

Apology:             Ms Glenice Paine

 

 

1.       Apologies

Resolved PR/2018/071

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives and accepts an apology from Ms Paine.

Walker/Barker                                                                            Carried

 

2.       Confirmation of Order of Business

It was noted that item 13, the Biosecurity Annual Review, would be considered at 12.00pm and item 10, the Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environmental Management Plan 2018, would commence at 12.40pm with a Mihi Whakatau for Ngāti Tama’s representatives.

3.       Interests

There were no updates to the Interests Register, and no interests with items on the agenda were declared.

4.       Public Forum 

There was no public forum.

5.       Confirmation of Minutes

5.1      9 October 2018

Document number M3815, agenda pages 9 - 15 refer.

It was requested that the minutes for 9 October 2018 be amended to clarify that the apology was received after the meeting had commenced and subsequently not accepted.

Resolved PR/2018/072

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Confirms the amended minutes of the meeting of the Planning and Regulatory Committee, held on 9 October 2018, as a true and correct record.

Barker/Walker                                                                            Carried

  

6.       Chairperson's Report  

There was no Chairperson’s report.

7.       Planning and Regulatory Committee - Quarterly Report - 1 July-30 September 2018

Document number R9566, agenda pages 16 - 46 refer.

Matt Heale, Manager Environment answered questions regarding the Nelson Plan Review timeline, noting that 2019 workshop dates were in the process of being set.

Special Housing Accords (SHAs) were discussed and members noted their concerns regarding long response times to SHA applications. It was noted that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment was looking at extending the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act and adding in some criteria regarding affordability. It was noted that affordable and available housing was crucial for the region. An addition to the officer recommendation was made to reflect this.

Attendance: Councillor Dahlberg left the meeting at 11.13a.m.and returned at 11.17a.m.

 

 

Resolved PR/2018/073

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee:

Receives the report Planning and Regulatory Committee - Quarterly Report - 1 July-30 September 2018 (R9566) and its attachments (A2077219, A2086289, A2077436 and A2068933); and

Supports the Mayor continuing to engage with Government over housing supply and affordability.

Acland/Her Worship the Mayor                                                    Carried

 

8.       National Policy Statement - Urban Development Capacity - Quarterly Monitoring Report to End June 2018

Document number R9819, agenda pages 47 - 76 refer.

Strategy and Environment Senior Analyst, Chris Pawson presented the report and answered questions regarding the ownership of undeveloped residentially zoned land in this area, and barriers to developing this land.

Discussion took place as to Council’s role in enabling affordability for development to take place. A desire was expressed to explore options as part of the next Long Term Plan process.

Resolved PR/2018/074

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report National Policy Statement - Urban Development Capacity - Quarterly Monitoring Report to End June 2018 (R9819) and its attachment (A2084377); and

Approves the recommendations contained in the attachment that the Price-Cost Ratio and Land Ownership Concentration indicators be reported on every quarter; and

Agrees that the Rural-Urban Land Value Differential and the Industrial Zone Differential indicators are not relevant in the context of the Nelson Urban Area and should not be reported on in the future; and

Agrees to the report being circulated to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and placed on Council’s website. 

Fulton/Dahlberg                                                                         Carried

 

9.       National Policy Statement Urban Development Capacity Assessment 2018

Document number R9745, agenda pages 77 - 79 refer.

Resolved PR/2018/075

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report National Policy Statement Urban Development Capacity Assessment 2018 (R9745); and

Refers to Council all powers of the Planning and Regulatory Committee relating to:

·   The receipt of the Urban Development Capacity    Assessment, and

·   The release of the Urban Development Capacity    Assessment to the Ministry of Businesses        Innovation and Employment and to the public,    and

·    The adoption of the recommendations of the     Urban Development Capacity Assessment.

Acland/Her Worship the Mayor                                                    Carried

Recommendation to Council PR/2018/076

That the Council

Considers all matters relating to the receipt and adoption of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity Assessment 2018.

Acland/Her Worship the Mayor                                                    Carried

 

10.     Final Water Quality Primary Contact Targets (Agenda Item 11)

Document number R9812, agenda pages 86 - 91 refer.

Manager Environment, Matt Heale presented the report.

Resolved PR/2018/077

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report Final Water Quality Primary Contact Targets (R9812); and

Approves that National Policy Statement Freshwater Management water quality primary contact standards for E-coli will continue to be met in 100% of Nelson’s fourth order rivers; and

Notes that Nelson City Council officers will continue to work with the Ministry for the Environment to ensure ongoing monitoring of Nelson’s fourth order rivers is sufficient to gauge compliance with primary contact targets.

Barker/Fulton                                                                             Carried

 

11.     Engagement on Coastal Hazards (Agenda Item 12)

Document number R9679, agenda pages 92 - 108 refer.

Planning Adviser, Lisa Marquardt presented the report.

Resolved PR/2018/078

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report Engagement on Coastal Hazards (R9679) and its attachments (A2081218, A2081234); and

Approves the proposed engagement approach regarding coastal hazards outlined in the report Engagement on Coastal Hazards (R9679).

Fulton/Dahlberg                                                                         Carried

 

12.     Biosecurity Annual Review (Agenda Item 13)

Document number R9814, agenda pages 109 - 157 refer.

Environmental Programmes Adviser, Richard Frizzell and Tasman District Council officers Paul Sheldon and Robin van Zoelen presented the report.

There was discussion about the number of pests which fell outside of the scope of the plan.

Resolved PR/2018/079

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report Biosecurity Annual Review (R9814) and its attachments (A2081605, A2081603, and A2081604).

McGurk/Walker                                                                           Carried

Recommendation to Council PR/2018/080

That the Council

Approves the Operational Plan for the Tasman-Nelson Regional Pest Management Strategy 2018-19 (A2081604), specifically as it relates to Nelson City Council’s area.

McGurk/Walker                                                                           Carried

       

13.     Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environmental Management Plan 2018

 

A Mihi Whakatau was held to welcome Ngāti Tama representatives Andrew Stephens, Jacqui Ngawaka, Barney Thomas, Moetu Stephens, Kura Stafford, Mane Tahere and Rima Takutai-Piggott. Shane Graham spoke on behalf of Nelson City Council.

 

The meeting adjourned for lunch at 1.05p.m. and resumed at 1.35p.m.

 

Ms Stafford gave a presentation about Ngāti Tama’s iwi management plan, at the end of which, Ngāti Tama’s General’s Manager Jacqui Ngawaka formally presented a copy of the Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environmental Management Plan 2018 to Her Worship the Mayor Rachel Reese.

Following the presentation, Planning Adviser Mike Scott presented his report. Document number R9753, agenda pages 80 - 85 refer.

Mr Scott answered questions regarding the list of actions contained in the document, noting that out of the 147 actions only five had not yet been integrated into Council operations and that ongoing conversations with Ngāti Tama would consider these.


 

 

Resolved PR/2018/081

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Receives the report Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environmental Management Plan 2018 (R9753) and its attachment (A2080678); and

Notes that a record of the Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environment Management Plan 2018 (A2080678) must be kept and maintained by Council and be taken into account in preparing or changing policy statements or plans and may be taken into account by Council in consideration of applications under the Resource Management Act 1991; and

Notes that council officers will work with Ngāti Tama to identify any actions in the Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu Trust Environment Management Plan 2018 (A2080678) that may be implemented by Council, including as part of the Nelson Plan review.

Her Worship the Mayor/McGurk                                                  Carried

Attachments

1    A2080678 Presentation - Ngāti Tama

 

 

14.     Exclusion of the Public

 

Resolved PR/2018/082

That the Planning and Regulatory Committee

Excludes the public from the following parts of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution are as follows:

Walker/Dahlberg                                                                        Carried

 

Item

General subject of each matter to be considered

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interests protected (where applicable)

1

Planning and Regulatory Committee Meeting - Public Excluded Minutes -  9 October 2018

Section 48(1)(a)

The public conduct of this matter would be likely to result in disclosure of information for which good reason exists under section 7.

The withholding of the information is necessary:

·   Section 7(2)(a)

To protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of a deceased person

·         Section 7(2)(b)(ii)

     To protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information

2

Options for Regulatory Services

 

Section 48(1)(a)

The public conduct of this matter would be likely to result in disclosure of information for which good reason exists under section 7

The withholding of the information is necessary:

·   Section 7(2)(b)(ii)

     To protect information where the making available of the information would be likely unreasonably to prejudice the commercial position of the person who supplied or who is the subject of the information

The meeting went into public excluded session at 2.17p.m. and resumed in public session at 2.34p.m. 

 

There being no further business the meeting ended at 2.34p.m.

Confirmed as a correct record of proceedings:

 

 

                                                       Chairperson                                     Date