Appeals Resolved

Plan users should refer to the ‘Appeals version’ of the PNRP as this version continues to be updated as consent orders confirm resolution of appeals.  

The ‘Appeals version’ identifies which parts of the PNRP are subject to appeal (as red text) and therefore may change as a result of the pending consent orders from the Court; it also identifies which parts of the PNRP are not subject to any appeals and rules which are therefore deemed as operative.

The table below shows consent orders issued by the Environment Court. Appellant and section 274 party details are contained in the consent order. Changes from consent orders are shown as black underline text.

PNRP Chapter(s) / Topic(s)

Status

Chapter 5.7 /  Coastal Management

Resolved in part 

2019-108-Transpower-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Consent-Order-27.5.20.pdf

Section 5.7.3 - Maintenance, repair, additions and alterations to existing structures

Rule R149 (and consequential amendment to Rule R174)

Resolved in part

2019-118-Centreport-Limited-and-Another-v-Wellington-RC-Consent-Order-22.6.20.pdf

Schedule M1 - Surface water community drinking water supply abstraction points, and Map 26

Resolved

2019-123-Wellington-Water-Limited-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Consent-Order-26.8.-2020.pdf

Chapter 3 Objectives

3.7 Sites with significant values

Objective O34 

Schedule E5 Historic heritage freshwater sites - shown on Map 12

Resolved in part

2019-110-125-Masterton-DC-and-Rangitane-Another-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-CO-29.10.2020.pdf

Management of the CMA - Coastal structures

Objective O53 Functional need in the CMA

Policy P132 Functional need and efficient use

Resolved

2019-106-108-117-131-Min-of-Conservation-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-8.10.2020.pdf

Management of the CMA - Coastal structures

Policy P142: Lambton Harbour Area

Schedules E1 and E2: Historic heritage structures

Map 9: Historic heritage wharves and boatsheds 

Resolved

2019-113-Wellington-Civic-Trust-v-Wellington-RC-Minute-re-CO-8.10.2020.pdf

Chapter 3 Objectives

3.2 Beneficial use and development 

Objectives O9, O10 and O55

3.13 Coastal Management

Resolved in part

2019-117-WIAL-v-WRC-CO-Various-objectives-O9-O10-O55-20.11.2020.pdf

Management of the CMA - Coastal structures 

Schedules E1 and E2: Historic heritage Structures

Map 9: Historic heritage wharves and boatsheds

Resolved in part

2019-113-Wellington-Civic-Trust-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Policy-P142-20.11.2020.pdf

Heritage structures in the Commercial Port Area

Policy P47

Rules R150, R152, R156, R168, R172-175

Resolved

2019-118-Centreport-Consent-Order-heritage-structures-in-CPA-15.12.2020.pdf  

Rule R196 Motor Vehicles - Permitted Activity

Map 55: Castlepoint Basin Lagoon - Permitted Driving Area

Resolved

2019-111-Castlepoint-R-R-Assoc-v-Wellington-RC-CO-17.12.2020.pdf

Discharge of Rotenone - Discretionary Activity

Resolved

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-v-Wellington-RC-CO-rotenone-31.3.21.pdf

Titahi Bay fossil forest area - Beach contouring for coastal restoration purposes - Controlled Activity

Motor vehicles on the foreshore

Map 35: Titahi Bay fossil forest

Resolved

2019-121-Titahi-Bay-Residents-v-Wellington-RC-CO-31.3.21.pdf

Maintenance dredging within the Commercial Port Area

New definition - Maintenance dredging

Rules R202A, R203, R204 

New Maps 53 and 54

Resolved

2019-118-Centreport-and-Another-v-Wellington-RC-28.4.21-CO.pdf

Bores and dewatering

Policies P125 and P126

Rules R140, R140B and R146A

New Schedule W: Toxicant standards for rivers and lakes 

Resolved

2019-108-128-129-131-Various-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-22-Bores-Dewatering-26.5.21.pdf

Topic ' minimise'

Definition 'efficient allocation'

Objectives O41, O46, O47

Policies P19, P31, P52, P53, P56, P58, P72, P78, P79, P85, P87, P88, P91, P92, P94, P95, P98, P123, P124, P130, P136, P150, P151

Rules R52, R52A, R80, R90, Section 5.5.4 general conditions, R115 with proviso

Resolved

2019-103-and-Others-Hort-NZ-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-minimise-v2-4.6.21.pdf

Balance of Air Quality

Definition 'property'

Rule R34

Resolved in Part

2019-116-and-132-Porirua-CC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-2-Air-Quality-10.6.21.pdf

Wellington Harbour and Hutt Valley Whaitua

Policy WH.P2

Rules WH.R2, WH.R4

Table 8.3 Groundwater allocation

Method M19: Water management

Resolved

2019-123-Wellington-Water-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-24-Wn-Hutt-whaitua-11.6.21.pdf

Coastal management provisions

5.7.2 General conditions

Rule R193

Schedule F1b ad Map 14 (Deletion of Wharemauku Stream)

Resolved

ENV-2019-WLG-000116-Porirua-City-Council-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-Coastal-management-9-June-2021.pdf

Balance of Air Quality

Definition of 'Property'

Rule R34

Resolved

2019-116-and-132-Porirua-CC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-2-Balance-of-Air-Quality-10.6.21.pdf

Fish passage

Objective O29

Policies P34 and P35

Resolved

Chapter-3-Objectives-Appeal-version-2019-7-updated-for-CO-dated-25-June-2022.pdf

Air quality management

Section 5.1.13 general conditions

Rules R36A and R36B

Resolved

2019-103-HortNZ-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-1-Agrichemicals-1.7.21.pdf

RSI Definitions

Regionally significant infrastructure

Renewable energy generation activities

Strategic transport network

Upgrade

Operational requirement

Resolved

2019-108-Transpower-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-5-RSI-definitions-1.7.21.pdf  

Wastewater to land

Objective O49

Policy P85

Rules R79 and R80

Resolved

2019-110-Masterton-DC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-35-Wastewater-to-land-1.7.21.pdf

Chapter 1 Introduction 

1.6 Values of water in the Plan

Policies P5 and P6

 

Resolved

2019-109-D-Riddiford-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-28-Introduction-1.7.21.pdf

Water allocation - Region wide rules

Chapter 5.6:

Rules R136, R137 and R141

Resolved

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-26-Region-wide-rules-2.7.21.pdf

Surfbreaks

Policy P51: Identified surf breaks

Schedule K: Identified surf breaks

Map 24

Resolved

2019-114-and-130-Surfbreak-and-Royal-Forest-and-Bird-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-9-Surfbreaks-14.7.21.pdf

Importance of Land and Water

Objective O2, O6, O8

Policies P7, P8, P15, P16 

Resolved 

2019-110-Masterton-DC-and-others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-4-Import-land-and-water-6.8.21.pdf

Balance of Regionally Significant Infrastructure

Objectives O12, O12A, O13

Policies P12, P12A, P13, P13A, P14

Resolved 

2019-103-HortNZ-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-6-Balance-of-RSI-6.8.21.pdf

Mana whenua sites

Definitions: Cultural impact assessment, offset

Policy P45, P45A

New Schedule G4 Principles to be applied when proposing and considering an offset for significant mana whenua values identified in Schedule C

Resolved

2019-123-WWL-v-Wellington-RC-Co-Topic-17-Mana-whenua-sites-significance-6.8.21.pdf

NZCPS 11(a)  and Public Access

Definitions:

Extension, Regionally significant infrastructure

Policy P9, P39B, P39C, P39D, P134, 

Policies P138, P143, P144, P145

Rules R151, R161, R162, R166, R167, R167A, R194, R195, R198, R201, R204, R207, R207A, R210, R211, R212, R214, R215, R205

Schedules A3, F1b, F2c, F3, F4, F5, Y

Amendments to Maps 18i

Resolved 14/9/21

Minister-of-Conservation-v-WRC-consent-order-Topic-11a-NZCPS.pdf

Wetlands and biodiversity

Objectives O31, O35

Policies P31, P34, P38A, P39, P40, P42, P105

Methods M7 and M20A

Resolved 14/9/21

Minister-of-Conservation-v-WRC-consent-order-Topic-42-Biodiversity.pdf

Mitigation hierarchy - Wetlands and Biodiversity

Definition:

Biodiversity compensation

Chapter 4.6.1A

Policies P32, P39A, and P41 deleted

Schedules G1, G2, G3

Resolved 14/9/21

Meridian-Energy-Ltd-v-WRC-consent-order-topic-44-Mitigation-hierarchy.pdf

Outstanding Natural Character, Outstanding Natural Features Landscape, Natural character and processes

Definition 'Natural processes'

Objectives O17, O19 deletion, O32

Policies P24, P25, P48

Methods M24 and M24A

Resolved 29/9/21

Minister-of-Conservation-v-WRC-Topics-7-and-8-ONC-ONFL-NC-and-processes-CO-29-Sept-2021.pdf

Water quality - Stormwater

Definitions: Stormwater management strategy, Stormwater network

Objective O48

Policies P73, P74, P75, P76 and 77

Rules R48, R49, R50, R51 and R52

Method M15

Schedule N

Resolved 13/10/21

2019-110-Masterton-DC-and-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-33-Stormwater-13.10.21.pdf

Water allocation - Balance of water allocation

Definitions: Core allocation, Efficient allocation, Minimum flow or water level, Maximise

Objective O52

Policies P111, P112, P116, P128

Policy R.P2

Rule R.R1

Tables 7.3, 7.4, 7.5  - Surface water and groundwater allocation

Method M19A - Minimum flows and core allocation in Ruamahanga Whaitua

Resolved 13/10/21

2019-103-HortNZ-and-Others-v-WRC-CO-Topic-27-water-allocation-13.10.2021.pdf

Beds of lakes and rivers - vegetation clearance and sediment removal activities

Definitions: Catchment based flood and erosion risk management activities, Highly modified river or stream, Vegetation and sediment removal management plan

Policies P15, P103A

Rules R121, R121A, R121B, R122

Method M14 

New Schedule X: Vegetation and sediment removal management plan 

Resolved 15/10/21

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-and-Others-v-WRC-CO-Topic-45-Beds-of-lakes-and-rivers-15.10.21.pdf

Reclamation

Definitions: Functional need, Natural hazard works, Other infrastructure, Specified infrastructure, Wetland utility structures

Policy P102

Rules R127A, R127B, R127, R128

Resolved 27/10/21

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-and-Others-v-WRC-CO-Topic-46-27.10.21.pdf

Discharges to water

Definitions: wastewater 

Objective O50

Policies P68, P81, P82, P83, P83A

Rules R61 and R62

Resolved 27/10/21

2019-110-Masterton-DC-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-32-27.10.21.pdf  

Balance of mana whenua provisions

Objective O14

Schedule D3 as per Policy P21

Resolved 27/10/21

2019-125-Rangitane-to-mai-and-Another-v-Wellington-Regional-Council-CO-Topic-19-27.10.21.pdf

Water allocation - Reasonable and efficient use

Schedule Q - Reasonable and efficient use measures 

Resolved 28/10/21

2019-123-Wellington-Water-CO-Topic-25-Reasonable-and-efficient-use-28.10.21.pdf

Balance of water quality provisions

Definitions: Ephemeral watercourse, Surface water body

Policies P62, P67, P72, P95

Rule R45

Resolved 4/11/21

2019-108-Transpower-Others-v-Wellington-RC-CO-Topic-34A-34B-Balance-of-water-quality-provisions-4.11.21.pdf

Natural hazards

Definitions: Hazard risk management strategy, High hazards areas, Risk-based approach, Seawall

Objectives O20 and O21

Policies P27, P27A, P28, P29

Rules R165 and R165A

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-16-Natural-hazards-8.12.21.pdf

Discharges to land - balance of discharges to land

Policy P94

Rules R82, R83, R85 and R92

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-123-Wellington-Water-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-37-Discharges-to-land-Balance-of-8.12.21.pdf

Vegetation clearance:

Rule R101

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-109-D-RIddiford-and-Others-v-WRC-Rule-101-Vegetation-clearance-8.12.21.pdf

Contaminated land and hazardous substances

Chapter Discharges to land and water:

Definition: SLUR Category IV land

Objective O43

Policies P69 and P90

Rules R55, R56, and R57 has been deleted

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-103-Horticulture-NZ-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-20-Contaminated-land-and-hazardous-substances-8.12.21.pdf

Water allocation - Supplementary allocation

Definition: Water harvesting

Objective O52

Policy P11

Schedule V: Implementation of supplementary allocation policy

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-105-Wairarapa-Water-Users-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-23-Water-allocation-supplementary-allocation-8.12.21.pdf

Livestock access and riparian margins 

Definitions: Category 1 surface water body, Category 2 surface water body

Policies P99 and P101

Note to Livestock access 

Rules R97, R98, R98A, R106

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-106-Min-of-Conservation-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-38-Land-use-in-riparian-margins-and-stock-access-8.12.21.pdf

Cultivation and break-feeding

Policy P101

Rules R94, R95

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-103-Horticulture-NZ-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-39-Cultivation-and-breakfeeding-8.12.21.pdf

Soil conservation - Earthworks and vegetation clearance

Definition: Earthworks, Erosion prone land, Stablised, Vegetation clearance, Farm track

Notes to Vegetation clearance

Rules R99, R99A, R99B, R100, R102 and R103

Method M12A: Sustainable urban development

Resolved 8/12/21

2019-109-D-Riddiford-and-Others-v-WRC-Topic-40-Soil-conservation-earthworks-and-vegetation-clearance-8.12.21.pdf

Balance of Beds of Lakes and Rivers

Definition: Ancillary culvert structure

Policies P103 and P106

Ch 5.4.4

Rules R112, R112A, R114, R115, R116, R117, R125, R119, R120, R123, R126, and R129

Resolved 16/2/22

2022-NZEnvC-19-Min-of-Conservation-and-others-v-Wellington-RC-Topic-47-CO-17.2.22.pdf

Wetlands

Definition: Category 1 Surface Body Water, Improved Pasture, Natural Inland Wetland, Natural Wetland, Significant Natural Wetland

Objective O28

Policies P38, P40

Ch 5.5.2, 5.5.3

Rules R104, R105, R107, R108, R109, R110, R111, R116

Schedule F3

Resolved 22/03/2022

2022-NZEnvC-38-Land-Matters-Ltd-v-Wellington-Regional-Council.pdf