Rule 3 Large scale vegetation disturbance on erosion prone land
Vegetation disturbance excluding vegetation disturbance undertaken in accordance with conditions on a subdivision consent, of a continuous area of more than one hectare on erosion prone land is a Permitted Activity provided the following conditions are met:
(1) The Wellington Regional Council's Regional Soil Conservator is notified in writing at least 21 days prior to the vegetation disturbance being undertaken. Notification is to include details of the site location and timing of the vegetation disturbance operation; and
(2) The area of vegetation disturbance will be re-established in woody vegetation within 18 months from the start of the vegetation disturbance operation; and
(3) Where ground-based methods are used, best management practices as described in the New Zealand Forest Code of Practice (LIRO 1990, revised 1993) are adopted; and
(4) No vegetation or slash with a diameter of greater than 100 mm shall be allowed to remain in any watercourse and when removed, shall be placed in a position where that material cannot enter any watercourse.
Subdivision consents are issued by city and district councils.