(1) This section applies if the matter before a board of inquiry is a request for the preparation of a regional plan, or a request for a change to a plan, and—
(b) the request is lodged with the local authority under clause 21 of Schedule 1 but, at the time the Minister made the direction under section 142(2) in relation to the request, the local authority had not yet made a decision on the request under clause 25 of Schedule 1.
(3) To make a decision under subsection (2), the board—
(4) If the board accepts the request,—
(4A) For the purposes of subsection (4)(c), in the case of a plan change request made under subpart 4 of Part 7A, the concurrent application—
(5) If the board rejects the request, the board must serve notice of its decision on the applicant and the local authority.
Section 149M: inserted, on 1 October 2009, by section 100 of the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 31).
Section 149M(4A): inserted, on 1 October 2011, by section 43 of the Resource Management Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 70).