The operative regional plans
There are currently three regional plans for Northland:
Regional Air Quality Plan for Northland
This plan applies to air in the whole of the Northland region, excluding the coastal marine area. The plan identifies the significant air quality issues and sets out policies and rules so that these will be managed. Air quality in the coastal marine area is managed through the Regional Coastal Plan for Northland.
Regional Coastal Plan for Northland
This plan covers the region's "coastal marine area", which is the area from mean high water springs to the 12 nautical mile (22.2 km) limit of New Zealand's territorial sea. The Plan assists us, in conjunction with the Minister of Conservation, to promote the sustainable management of the coastal marine area.
Regional Water and Soil Plan for Northland
This plan covers the effects of land use activities on water and soil in Northland above the line of mean high water springs. The plan identifies the significant water and soil issues and seeks to address these through the policies and rules.