Please find the Independent Commissioners’ decision regarding Shelly Bay which we released on 31 October 2019:
Note: The decision was re-issued on 31 October 2019 with a minor correction under section 56 HASHAA and section 133A RMA. Paragraph 179 has been deleted from the original version of the decision.
The resource consent has been granted.
Specifically the Commissioners unanimously issued three decisions:
- Decision One – Subdivision Consent – Granted subject to conditions.
- Decision Two – Land Use Consent – Granted subject to conditions.
- Decision Three – Cancellation of Amalgamation Condition – Agreed.
In doing so the Commissioners consider that the proposal is consistent with Part 2 of the Resource Management Act largely adopting the assessments provided by the applicant and the Officer’s recommendation report. They considered that the proposal has been designed (with appropriate conditions) to sufficiently mitigate adverse effects.
Regarding consent conditions, other than some refinement to improve clarity in terms of what is required of the consent holder, these are consistent with the conditions as first imposed when the initial Officer decision was made.
Please also note that we will be coming back to Council with a general update on the decision, including a final decision on the sale and lease of Council land and upgrade of roading infrastructure, in due course.
— Kevin Lavery, Chief Executive Officer