By Alan Tristram
The Kapiti Coast District Council says its controversial coastal hazard lines are finally being totally withdrawn — marking a victory for coastal campaigners who fought the proposals for two years.
It says the withdrawal of the contentious provisions from the Proposed District Plan (PDP) – including coastal hazard provisions – will take effect this week.
Public notices have been placed in local newspapers advising that from Thursday 30 October, provisions relating to not just coastal hazards but also to hazardous substances and facilities and priority areas for restoration will be formally withdrawn.
A large proportion of the submissions to the PDP were on these three topics, particularly the Coastal Hazard Management Areas.
This follows the decision of Council’s Regulatory Management Committee (RMC) on 2 October to endorse arrangements to withdraw.
The changes follow Council’s decision in July to adopt Option 4 of those recommended by the Independent Review of the PDP.
Staff then analysed the PDP and identified all related objectives, policies, rules and map layers that required withdrawal.
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