Part of the Proposed Regional Policy Statement is a set of proposed maps that show Northland’s ‘outstanding’ areas and ‘coastal environment’.
Councils are legally required to identify these areas to meet requirements under the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991.
Legal requirements aside, it’ll lead to better protection for the places that matter to Northlanders and ensure appropriate management of these areas.
Consultation on Proposed RPS maps
The public submissions period on the proposed maps of Northland’s outstanding areas and coastal land, closed Monday 3 December 2012.
Hearings for those who have made submissions and/or further submissions to the Proposed RPS are scheduled to start Monday, 20 May 2013.
Read more about what happens next.
Staff recommendations on Proposed RPS maps
Following the consultation period and receipt of public submissions, council consultants have identified some recommended amendments to the Proposed RPS maps (as part of their Section 42A report).
Where amendments have been recommended, those submitters with related submissions will be sent a copy of the relevant map/s.
Printed copies of all the recommended changes to the Proposed RPS maps will also be available for viewing at any Northland Regional Council office from 10 May 2013.
Background information about the Proposed RPS maps
Draft maps were initially developed based on legal criteria, data from a range of sources and extensive field work.
The draft maps were then sent out to landowners that would be newly affected by the maps, and resulting site visits and feedback has helped to refine where the lines are drawn.
The maps were publicly notified as part of the Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Northland.
For more information on the mapping project, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions below. Please note the FAQs refer to a submission period for the Proposed Regional Policy Statement for Northland which closed on Monday 3 December 2012.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (164 KB)
Where can I view the maps?
The draft maps are available for viewing in GIS.
To view the maps, you will need to have a product called Silverlight on your computer. When you click on the "View draft maps in GIS" link above, you will be prompted to download Silverlight. (Note: The Silverlight file is 6MB).
You can get more information about this product when you visit our Online Maps page.
View the proposed maps in GIS
Download a step by step guide to finding your way around the maps (540KB)
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