The Region-wide Water Quantity Proposed Plan Change 9 introduced rules for water quantity, as a ‘hold the line’ approach ahead of further locally-specific plan changes.
Plan Change 9 has been withdrawn. This means the Plan Change no longer has any legal effect. Council’s decision to withdraw is due to uncertainty on the anticipated changes to national direction on freshwater management (National Policy Statement Freshwater Management).
PC9 was notified in October 2016 and a decision version notified September 2018. Horticulture New Zealand has been involved throughout the process, telling the horticulture story and promoting outcomes that enable growing.
Click here to read HortNZ's summary which includes a summary for growers.
Click here to view BOP regional council public notice.