(1) An application for a coastal permit to undertake an aquaculture activity in the common marine and coastal area that otherwise could not be made because of section 87A(6) may be made if—
(a) the person making the application also makes a plan change request under clause 21 of Schedule 1; and
(b) the application for the coastal permit is made—
(i) at the same time as the plan change request is made; or
(ii) if the plan change request is lodged with a regional council, within 20 working days after receiving the regional council's notification of its decision under clause 25(5) of Schedule 1; and
(c) the plan change request is to change—
(i) the regional coastal plan to make the aquaculture activity in the common marine and coastal area a controlled activity, a restricted discretionary activity, a discretionary activity, or a non-complying activity; and
(ii) related matters (if any) in the regional coastal plan; and
(d) the application for the coastal permit would be consistent with the plan change if the plan change request were accepted and made.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(d), section 165ZW(1) is to be disregarded.
Section 165ZN: inserted, on 1 October 2011, by section 55 of the Resource Management Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 70).