Summary of key issues with quarrying related rules
As a result of the review of current policies and rules specific to quarrying, we’ve identified the following issues:
- Lack of clear definition of quarrying and associated activities, such as screening and processing, and how quarrying fits into the rural environment.
- Challenge of how best to provide for quarries within high quality gravel areas in close proximity to demand, while sufficiently mitigating adverse environmental effects associated with these activities.
- Potential duplication around the assessment and monitoring of air
quality, in particular the effects of dust, as a result of quarrying.
New and expanding quarry applications usually require a consent from
both Environment Canterbury and Selwyn District Council.