Rupert and Catherine Wright have lodged a private plan change request with the Council. The Plan Change seeks to rezone approximately 30 hectares located east of Darfield from Rural Outer Plains to a mix of Business 2 and Living 1 zone.

The change seeks to insert a development plan and associated rules into the District Plan. If approved it would result in additional industrial development and up to 35 residential sites comprised of two densities; one of allotments with an average size of 1,950m2, the other of allotments with a minimum size of 5,000sqm.

Update 13 May 2021

The Commissioner has provided a minute for closure of the PC 61 hearing.

Commissioner Minute - Hearing Closure [PDF, 103 KB]

Update 19 April 2021

A hearing in relation to this plan change request was held at the Darfield Library and Service Centre on 16 April 2021. The Commissioner will now consider the request and make a recommendation to Council whether to accept, accept in part, or reject the request.

Update 13 April 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances the hearing venue has changed to the Darfield Library and Service Centre, 1 South Terrace, Darfield on 16 April at 9am.

Update 8 April 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute circulated on 5 March 2021, the submitter's evidence from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is now available for viewing.

Evidence of Stuart Pearson - (Planner) [PDF, 545 KB]
Evidence of James Andrew Long - (Senior Safety Engineer) [PDF, 213 KB]

Update 30 March 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute circulated on 5 March 2021, the applicant’s expert evidence is now available for viewing.

Evidence of  Andrew Carr (Transport) [PDF, 609 KB]
Evidence of Anna Bensemann (Planning)  [PDF, 478 KB]
Evidence of James Hopkins (Servicing) [PDF, 30 KB]

Update 23 March 2021

As per the Commissioners Hearing Minute, the following Officer's S42A report has been prepared and circulated to submitters and the Commissioner for consideration at the hearing.

Officer's s42A report [PDF, 4458 KB]

Update 5 March 2021

A Commissioner has been appointed and a hearing is to be held at Darfield Recreation and Community Centre, North Terrace, Darfield on 16 April at 9am, to consider the application.

The Commissioner's Hearing Minute [PDF, 148 KB] circulated on 5 March 2021 requested that expert evidence be pre-circulated at set times. Council is required to make its s42A report available on 23 March 2021. The applicant’s expert evidence is to be made available on 30 March 2021 and the submitter's expert evidence is required to follow on 8 April 2021.

The Officer's report is currently being prepared and will be available to view on 23 March 2021.

Update 19 February 2021

Due to Council having recently received further information from the Applicant on Plan change request 61, including a change to the Outline Development Plan, the Hearings Commissioner, Mr Dean Chrystal, has agreed to Council’s request to delay the hearing. Council will arrange for a new date to be set at a time in April, after Easter.

Update 12 February 2021

The applicant has provided an amended outline development plan and letter, which seeks an amendment to be made to the plan change request. Council will respond to the amended outline development plan and letter through the Staff Recommendations Report to the Hearings Commissioner, which will be published on 19 February 2021.

Amended outline development plan and letter [PDF, 1034 KB]

Update 22 January 2021

In response to Council’s request, the following material was received in response. The matters raised in the request for further information were satisfactorily addressed.

Applicant response to Council's further information request [PDF, 443 KB]

Update 21 January 2021

A Commissioner has been appointed and a hearing is to be held at Darfield Recreation and Community Centre, North Terrace, Darfield on 15 March 2021 at 9am, to consider the application.

The Commissioner's Hearing Minute [PDF, 148 KB] circulated on 20 January 2021 requested that expert evidence be pre-circulated at set times.

The Officer's report is currently being prepared and will be available to view on 19 February 2021.

Update 17 September 2020

The period for further submissions closed on Wednesday 16 September 2020. No further submissions were received.

The next steps will be to determine if any further information is required in response to the matters raised in submissions, and to schedule a hearing.

Update 2 September 2020 - Further Submissions

The original submissions have been summarised and are open for further submissions until 5pm, Wednesday 16 September 2020. The period for further submissions was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times on 2 September 2020.

Public Notice [PDF, 30 KB]
Summary of Submissions [PDF, 661 KB]

Further submissions may only be lodged by any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest or that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has, or by the local authority itself.

Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of or in opposition to an original submission made on Plan Change 61. This must be in writing and in accordance with Form 6, which is available below or from any Council Service Centre. Further submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council and a copy must be provided to the person who made the original submission no later than 5 working days after a further submission is provided to Council.

Online Submission Form 6
PDF Submission Form 6 [PDF, 77 KB]

Further submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF further submission form.

Further submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

Update 24 August 2020 - Submissions Received

Submissions:
08 submissions were received in relation to PC61 and can be viewed below.

01 P & C Poultry [PDF, 13 KB]
02 Environment Canterbury  [PDF, 224 KB]
03 Ascot Park Limited [PDF, 78 KB]
04 Canterbury District Health Board [PDF, 444 KB]
05 Darfield Seed Cleaning Company [PDF, 121 KB]
06 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency [PDF, 1721 KB]
07 W.D Boyes and Sons Ltd T/A Canterbury Clay Bricks  [PDF, 190 KB]
08 Nancy and Peter Boyes - withdrawn

Update 06 August 2020 - Submissions Closed

Public submissions on Plan Change 61 closed at 5pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020. The submissions will be made publicly available in due course. Once submissions have been summarised, the period for further submissions will be notified.

Update 01 July 2020 - Public Notification

Plan Change 61 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting of 13 May 2020.

The Plan Change was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times newspaper on 01 July 2020.

Public Notice [PDF, 50 KB]

Any person may make a submission in support of or opposition to the plan change, or any part of it.  Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Online Submission Form 5
PDF Submission Form 5 [PDF, 87 KB]

Submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF submission form.

Submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

After 29 July 2020, submissions will be summarised and made available to the public.

Update 14 May 2020

Council considered if the plan change application should be accepted for notification at its meeting on 13 May 2020.

Report to Council [PDF, 1408 KB]

Plan Change 61 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting of 13 May 2020.

Update 31 March 2020

In response to Council’s request dated 6 September 2019, the following material was received in response. The matters raised in the request for further information were satisfactorily addressed on 12 February 2020.

Applicants response to Council's request for further information [PDF, 11633 KB]
NZ Air Limited Technical Air Quality Response [PDF, 1613 KB]
Pattle Delamore Partners Limited Air Quality Review [PDF, 420 KB]

Update 09 September 2019

The application has been reviewed and a request for further information was issued on 06 September 2019.

Further information requested [PDF, 124 KB]

Update 13 August 2019

This application is currently being reviewed to ensure the information is adequate for public notification. Once this has been completed and any required information received it will be taken to Council to be considered for notification. If Council decides to accept the Plan Change it will be publicly notified and opened to submission.

Application

The Plan Change request consists of the following documents:

Application for Private Plan change in a single file [PDF, 27490 KB]

Application broken into component parts:

Private Plan Change request [PDF, 921 KB]
Appendix 1 Record of Title [PDF, 178 KB]
Appendix 2 Outline Development Plan [PDF, 4240 KB]
Appendix 3 Servicing Report [PDF, 1018 KB]
Appendix 4 Topographical Survey [PDF, 313 KB]
Appendix 5 Geotechnical Report [PDF, 1344 KB]
Appendix 6 Preliminary Site Investigation [PDF, 9699 KB]
Appendix 7 Assessment of CRPS Objectives and Policies  [PDF, 197 KB]
Appendix 8 Assessment of DP Objectives and Policies [PDF, 309 KB]
Appendix 9 Transport Assessment [PDF, 1593 KB]
Appendix 10 Air Quality Report [PDF, 3109 KB]
Appendix 11 Consultation with NZTA [PDF, 338 KB]
Appendix 12 Landscape Details [PDF, 5855 KB]
Appendix 13 Section 32 Assessment [PDF, 181 KB]

Contact

For further information contact the team on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email contactus@selwyn.govt.nz