Summary of key issues with the current District Plan
As a result of the review of current policies and rules specific to the management of vegetation planting, we’ve identified the following issues with the current District Plan:
- Potential confusion between the newly introduced term plantation forestry and the term plantations in the current District Plan.
- Some of the definitions used in the current District Plan aren’t as effective as they could be.
- Some rules are difficult to administer, and some readjustment of these rules would improve their effectiveness. Additionally, the current rule structure doesn’t align with the draft National Planning Standards.