Rule 4 Large scale vegetation disturbance on erosion prone land
Any vegetation disturbance activity which is provided for by Rule 3 but does not comply with any of the conditions in Rule 3 is a Restricted Discretionary Activity.
The matters over whichthe Wellington Regional Council has restricted the exercise of its discretion are:
(1) The duration of the consent.
(2) The carrying out of measurements, samples, analyses, surveys, investigations, or inspection.
(3) The provision of information to the consent authority at specified times.
(4) Compliance with monitoring, sampling and analysis conditions at the consent holder's expense.
(5) The payment of administration charges.
(6) The methods of sediment retention and sediment run-off control to be adopted.
(7) Any measures necessary to rehabilitate the land following the completion of the activity.
(8) The effects of the activity on soil conservation and water quality including any measures necessary to avoid, remedy or mitigate those adverse effects.
(9) Any steps to be taken to ensure the minimisation of vegetation, soil, slash or any other debris entering any water body.
(10) The deposition of soil on, or immediately adjacent to, the area of land being disturbed.
(11) Any steps to be taken to avoid, remedy or mitigate the effects of the activity on slope stability.
(12) The effects of the activity on tangata whenua values.
Applications for resource consent under Rule 4 will be considered without notification or the need to obtain written approval of affected persons in accordance with section 94 of the Act, except where the consent authority considers that there are special circumstances which justify notification or the obtaining of written approval from affected persons.