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

Schedule 37 Bellgrove

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Schedule 37: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Bellgrove (the project).

Schedule 37 clause 1: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Bellgrove Rangiora Limited.

Schedule 37 clause 2: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to subdivide land in Rangiora, Canterbury; and

(b)

to construct a housing development and a neighbourhood commercial centre on that land.

(2)

The development resulting from the project will include—

(a)

approximately 209 residential units; and

(b)

the neighbourhood commercial centre; and

(c)

open spaces; and

(d)

restored ecological areas; and

(e)

infrastructure that is associated with the subdivision, housing development, and neighbourhood commercial centre, including roads, parking areas, and infrastructure for three waters services.

(3)

The historic farm homestead that is listed on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero as Belgrove will be retained on the land for residential purposes.

Schedule 37 clause 3: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

subdividing land:

(b)

demolishing existing buildings and infrastructure associated with those buildings:

(c)

clearing vegetation, including in riparian areas:

(d)

landscaping, including by planting:

(e)

carrying out earthworks, including—

(i)

earthworks in riparian areas and over an aquifer; and

(ii)

disturbing potentially contaminated soil:

(f)

damming, disturbing, depositing material in, and reclaiming a riverbed:

(g)

taking groundwater and diverting surface water:

(h)

discharging surface water, groundwater, and stormwater (including contaminants) onto land:

(i)

constructing infrastructure for three waters services:

(j)

constructing roads and parking areas:

(k)

constructing residential units and commercial buildings:

(l)

developing land for open space, including by landscaping and planting:

(m)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

associated with the activities described in paragraphs (a) to (l); and

(ii)

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

Schedule 37 clause 4: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project will occur at 52 and 76 Kippenberger Avenue, Rangiora, Canterbury (the project site).

(2)

The legal description of the project site is as follows:

52 Kippenberger Avenue

(a)

Lot 2 Deposited Plan 24808, Part Lot 2 Deposited Plan 9976, and Part Rural Section 267:

76 Kippenberger Avenue

(b)

Lot 1 Deposited Plan 22674.

(3)

The development will be located on the land identified as stage 1 land on the map named “Bellgrove Rangiora Limited Locality Plan and Stage 1”, which is attached as Appendix 1 to the application for referral of the project.

Schedule 37 clause 5: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

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 assessment (accompanied by engineering plans and prepared in consultation with local authorities) of—

(i)

the existing condition and capacity of the relevant infrastructure for three waters services; and

(ii)

any upgrades to that infrastructure that are required to service the housing development and neighbourhood commercial centre; and

(iii)

any funding for carrying out those upgrades (including how they will be funded):

(b)

an assessment of the historical, social, architectural, and landmark significance of the historic farm homestead (Belgrove) and its setting:

(c)

an archaeological assessment of the project site:

(d)

the report on a detailed site investigation of any piece of land that is in the project site and is described in clause 5(7) of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011:

(e)

a stormwater assessment for the project (including an assessment of the results of infiltration testing) and a draft stormwater management plan:

(f)

a geotechnical report that identifies any relevant risks arising from earthquakes and liquefaction:

(g)

a surface water assessment that—

(i)

includes an assessment of the effects of the project on water quality, water quantity (including stream depletion), and riverbed and bank stability:

(ii)

takes into account tangata whenua values relating to water:

(h)

an assessment of the effects of the project on groundwater quality and quantity, including —

(i)

changes in groundwater recharge; and

(ii)

effects on groundwater users; and

(iii)

localised changes in groundwater level; and

(iv)

interference with wells:

(i)

a draft erosion and sediment control plan for the project site:

(j)

an assessment of the effects of the project on local ecology and biodiversity, including on the ecology and biodiversity of aquatic fauna:

(k)

an urban design assessment of the development:

(l)

an assessment of the potential transport-related greenhouse gas emissions arising from the project, including (to avoid doubt) while the project is being carried out:

(m)

an integrated transport assessment that—

(i)

addresses the effects of the project on the surrounding road network and intersections; and

(ii)

addresses the cumulative effects of the project on the transport network; and

(iii)

addresses the existing capacity of the public transport system to service additional demand arising from the housing development and commercial neighbourhood centre; and

(iv)

identifies the availability of safe spaces for active modes of transport (including walking and cycling) on the land described in clause 5(3):

(n)

a draft construction management plan for the project that specifies—

(i)

construction methodology and staging; and

(ii)

measures to manage construction traffic, dust, and noise.

(2)

In this clause, detailed site investigation has the meaning given in clause 3 of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011.

Schedule 37 clause 6: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

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:

(b)

the Greater Christchurch Partnership:

(c)

Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga, through their agent Mahaanui Kurataiao Limited.

Schedule 37 clause 7: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

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 37 clause 8: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 26 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 16) 2021 (SL 2021/376).

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, Waimakariri District Council, Canterbury Regional Council, Christchurch City Council, the Greater Christchurch Partnership, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Minister has accepted this application for the following reasons:

  • the project will help to achieve the purpose of the Act:

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by providing additional housing in an area that has a housing shortfall and has been identified as an appropriate future growth area:

  • the project will generate approximately 229 direct full-time equivalent jobs in planning, design, construction, sales, and marketing:

  • the project will increase housing supply by approximately 209 residential units:

  • the project is likely to progress faster than would otherwise be the case under the Resource Management Act 1991 standard processes:

  • any actual and potential effects on the environment, and measures to mitigate adverse effects, can be appropriately tested by an expert consenting panel against Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the purpose of the Act.