The dripping water torture Plan Changes in Marlborough District Plan
The Problem • On site sewage disposal in Sounds • Unsuitable soil types • High loadings for short periods • Old, unsuitable technology for effluent disposal • Historically unchallenged • rapid increase in demand for holiday homes • Aquaculture and recreational use growing
The Solution • Make Council accountable for the results • Prove the problem, convince that a change needed • Look at current rules • Ammend for sustainable management • Council enlist a “Gunn”
The Solution • No. Operative Changes Status Description of the change • PC7 On-site discharges of Domestic Wastewater Notified 21/4/05 • Submissions 20/5/05 • Summary 9/6/05 • Further Submissions 8/7/05 • Hearing 19-20/9/05 • Decisions Decisions 8/12/05 • Operative10/03/06 The Plan change amends the existing provisions in the plan relating to on-site wastewater management systems ("on-site systems). • A range of additional objectives and policies, and several changes to the rules, were developed to protect the Marlborough Sounds environment
The Solution • http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/content/docs/plans%20and%20reports/PlanChange7%2DOperative%2D10March06.pdf • MSRM Plan ammended to deal comprehensively with on site disposal in the most sensitive of areas.