Under the Canterbury Transitional Regional Plan, resource consent is required for fencing and plantings within 7 metres of a stream. The purpose of this rule is to maintain the flood carrying capacity of the stream and to maintain access for drain cleaning purposes. Under the proposed Natural Resources Regional Plan (NRRP), these activities would be permitted provided that all the conditions associated with the permitted activity rules are met.
If you have any questions about whether you need a consent, or if you believe that the adverse effects of the activity are minimal, contact Environment Canterbury's Customer Services team to discuss the matter.
If you receive funding through Environment Canterbury's Environment Enhancement Fund, you will be covered by a global consent for the fencing and planting. Refer to funding section of this handbook.
You may require resource consent when you:
Contact Environment Canterbury's Customer Services section.
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