COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Order 2020

Schedule 16 Faringdon South West and South East Development

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Schedule 16: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Faringdon South West and South East Development (the project).

Schedule 16 clause 1: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Hughes Developments Limited.

Schedule 16 clause 2: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to subdivide land and construct—

(a)

either—

(i)

a subdivision of up to 1,089 lots and 1,087 residential units; or

(ii)

if a secondary school is developed in the location of the project, a subdivision of up to 959 lots and 957 residential units; and

(b)

2 commercial centres; and

(c)

recreation reserves; and

(d)

the associated infrastructure for the subdivision and development, including roading, walking, and cycling infrastructure, and three waters services.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 16 clause 3: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Schedule 16 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 11 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

the subdivision of land and construction of buildings:

(b)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks and excavation of materials over an aquifer) and discharges associated with the earthworks:

(c)

landscaping, including plantings:

(d)

works to clear existing vegetation:

(e)

works to construct roading, walkways, cycle links, and other transport infrastructure, including parking:

(f)

works to construct three waters services and upgrade existing three waters services:

(g)

any other works that are—

(i)

associated with the works described in paragraphs (a) to (f); and

(ii)

within the scope of the project as described in clause 3 of this schedule.

Schedule 16 clause 4: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur on the following 2 blocks of land in Selwyn Road, south of Rolleston township in Canterbury:

Narrative description of locationLegal description of location

Faringdon South West block (bounded by Goulds Road, East Maddisons Road, and Selwyn Road)

Lot 1 DP 69688

Lot 4 DP 355996

Lot 2 DP 326339

Lot 3 DP 326339

Lot 4 DP 326339

Lot 2 DP 343803

Lot 1 DP 74660

Lot 3 DP 355996

Lot 2 DP 75821 and Lot 2 DP 355996

Lot 1 DP 343803

Faringdon South East block (located on the north-east corner of Springston Rolleston Road and Selwyn Road)

Lot 1 DP 60892

Lot 1 DP 479375 and Lot 1 DP 441634

Lot 2 DP 63632 and Lot 3 DP 441634

Lot 2 DP 479375

Lot 1 DP 341771

Lot 2 DP 341771

Schedule 16 clause 5: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

6 Further information to be submitted

(1)

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an emissions assessment that includes modelling and an analysis of—

(i)

the effects and mitigation measures related to the emissions impact of the project; and

(ii)

the opportunities to reduce emissions by providing housing supply closer to amenities or work centres; and

(b)

an integrated transport assessment that includes modelling and analysis of the effects and mitigation measures required to provide—

(i)

adequate cycleways and walkways for the number of dwellings and residents planned for the project; and

(ii)

safe pedestrian crossings and traffic calming devices; and

(c)

a stormwater assessment, including how stormwater will be treated before being discharged onto land.

(2)

In subclause (1)(a), emissions has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

(3)

In subclause (1)(b)(ii), a traffic calming device is a traffic control device, as defined in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998.

Schedule 16 clause 6: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application relating to the project from the following persons in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

(a)

Christchurch City Council; and

(b)

Waimakariri District Council; and

(c)

Greater Christchurch Partnership; and

(d)

Canterbury District Health Board; and

(e)

New Zealand Defence Force; and

(f)

Martin Towers; and

(g)

Nathaniel Heslop; and

(h)

Tania and Michael Croucher; and

(i)

Michael Quinn; and

(j)

Freelance Canterbury Limited; and

(k)

Peter Tilling; and

(l)

relevant Ngāi Tahu rūnanga.

Schedule 16 clause 7: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

8 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 16 clause 8: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

This statement of reasons is published for the purposes of clause 4 of Schedule 3 of the Act

The Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral. The Minister considered the application against the criteria in the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) and the Act’s purpose, and sought and considered written comments from the relevant Ministers, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury, and the Greater Christchurch Partnership. The Minister accepted the application for the following reasons:

  • the project will help to achieve the purpose of the Act; and

  • the project will generate up to 13,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the engineering, design, and construction sectors over a 7-year planning and construction period; and

  • the project will create a further 400 FTE ongoing permanent jobs when the project is completed; and

  • the project will provide economic benefits to the construction industry, which has been affected by COVID-19; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by up to 1,087 residential units (or up to 957 residential units if a secondary school is developed) in an area that has been identified as unable to meet the medium-term housing demand; and

  • the project will progress faster than would otherwise be the case under the standard processes of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the application and mitigation measures can be tested by an expert consenting panel against Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the purpose of the Act.