The following operative plan change has been made to the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan and has been incorporated into the Plan.
The Marlborough District Council is proposing to change the Plan standards and requirements relating to frost fans. The proposed plan change involves the change in status of frost fans from a permitted activity to a controlled activity and includes the introduction of amended noise standards. The new requirements are proposed as a means for Council to proactively manage the adverse noise effects resulting from new frost fans. In order to mange reverse sensitivity effects associated with frost fans, a new rule is also proposed to establish a noise standard applicable to new habitable buildings located in close proximity to existing frost fans.
While, to date, the issues associated with frost fans have been limited with regard to the Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan, given there is the potential for similar noise issues to arise within the Marlborough Sounds area, it is proposed that the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan also be amended to ensure consistent environmental management within the District.
Final Environment Court Decision
Second Interim Environment Court Decision
Interim Environment Court Decision
Public Notice of Decision
Further Submissions Closed
Public Notice of Summary of Submissions