(1) On and from the date on which a PHT requirement comes into force, no person may request that an affected application be determined by the Environment Court under section 87D.
(2) Despite sections 87E to 87G, if at the date the PHT requirement comes into force,—
(a) the regional council is considering a request by an applicant under section 87D in respect of an affected application, the council must not make a decision on the request, but must return the request to the applicant with a notice stating that the application is one to which a PHT requirement relates and section 165ZFE applies:
(b) the regional council has granted a request by an applicant under section 87D in respect of an affected application, but the applicant had not yet lodged a notice of motion under section 87G(2)(a) in respect of the application,—
(i) the regional council must continue to process the application in accordance with sections 165ZFE and 165ZFF and is not required to comply with section 87F(3) to (5); and
(ii) the applicant may not lodge a notice of motion under section 87G(2)(a).
Section 165ZFD: inserted, on 1 October 2011, by section 49 of the Resource Management Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 70).