The rules in the Regional Soil Plan regulate soil disturbance and vegetation clearance on erosion prone land. Erosion prone land is defined in the Plan as all land in Area 1 with a slope greater than 23 degrees, and all land in Area 2 with a slope greater than 28 degrees.
Area 1 is the area of land within the Wellington Regional Council's jurisdiction that extends east of the Ruamahanga River to the east coast and west of State Highway 1 to the west coast, north of Pukerua Bay.
Area 2 is the area of land within the Wellington Regional Council's jurisdiction where the eastern boundary is the Ruamahanga River and the western boundary is the west coast south of Pukerua Bay and State Highway 1 north of Pukerua Bay.
Soil disturbance and vegetation clearance that is not on erosion prone land as defined in the Regional Soil Plan, or that is not large scale, is allowed as of right unless it is regulated in a district plan.
The rules are as follows:
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