Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan

Councils have plans that dictate what you can and can’t do on your farm. When these plans are being developed or changed, councils seek community feedback. This is your chance to have an impact on what the final plan will look like.

Further submissions

The Council works through the submissions received, puts these up on their website, and produces a summary of submissions which is made publically available.

Anyone who submitted on the plan then has the opportunity to review other people’s or organisations’ submissions and comment on these.

The Marlborough District Council received about 1300 submissions on the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan. Submissions have been compiled into a report called the “Summary of decisions requested” and are available on the Council’s website.

What is a further submission?

People who entered a submission have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on all the other written submissions. This is called providing a ‘further submission’.

There is a lot of information to get through to provide a further submission (the summary document is more than 3000 pages long). We recommend that you take some time to look at who else submitted and perhaps read any submissions you may be interested in. However, you shouldn’t feel obliged to enter a further submission – it may be a better use of your time to prepare for the hearing.

How do I make a further submission?

First, read everyone’s submissions on the council web page, then tell council whether you support or oppose other people’s points of view and why.

You can usually email, post, fax or hand deliver your submission. Just make sure it’s received by council before the deadline.

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