The new Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan (MEP) is being released, incorporating the Wairau/Awatere Resource Management Plan, the Marlborough Sounds Resource Management Plan and Marlborough Regional Policy Statement into one document.

A recent article in The Marlborough Express mentions:

The Marlborough Environment Plan defined what activities were appropriate in the urban, rural and coastal environments. 

Council regional planning and development committee chairman Trevor Hook said thousands of planning hours had gone into the preparation of the plan. 

“This work has been going on during a time when Marlborough’s economy and environment has been changing and pressure has come on land and water use.” 

It was inevitable that aspects of the plan would generate further discussion within the community as there were many interest groups and individuals who would be directly affected, Hook said. 

The plan would guide individual property owners on how they could use and develop their own property, he said. 

“It must also provide sufficient guidance to business and industry so that our natural resources are used in a way that takes account of the future.”

 – The Marlborough Express


To see the full Marlborough Express article, click here.

Submissions for the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan close on 1 September 2016.  Remac Consulting can assist with preparing your submission, feel free to contact us before this date to have your say.

Click here to view the full MEP.