Plan Change 22

Heritage trees

Publicly notified 25 September 2010

operative 12 march 2012

At its meeting on 7 April 2011 Council resolved to engage an independent Commissioner to hear and make decisions on submissions on proposed Council Plan Change 22 to the NRMP. A hearing was held on 14 July 2011 and the Council publicly notified its decisions on Saturday 5 November 2011.

A copy of the Commissioner’s Report on Hearing and Decisions on Submissions along with the public notice of decisions is available for download under the ‘Original Documents’ section below.

Every submitter and further submitter was served with a copy of these decisions and  under Cl.14 of the First Schedule of the RMA any submitter or further submitter was able appeal a provision or matter that was the subject of their submission to the Environment Court within 30 working days.

No appeals were lodged in relation to Plan Change 22 and, at its meeting on 23 February 2012, the Council resolved to approve the plan change and make it operative on 12 March 2012.


This Plan Change seeks to add 24 additional trees to Appendix 2 - Heritage Trees of the NRMP. These trees have been assessed by Council as justifying protection in the NRMP.

The NRMP has three categories of listed trees: Local, Landscape and Heritage. Heritage Trees receive the highest level of protection under the planning rules, with Local Trees being the least protected. Twelve of the current proposed trees have been assessed as meriting Heritage status, with ten in the Landscape category and two Local.

Trees proposed for protection through Plan Change 22
Address Botanical name Common Name NRMP Category
42 Arapiki Rd Quercus robur English Oak Heritage
18 Campbell St (Road Reserve) Quercus robur English Oak Landscape
7 City Heights Quercus robur English Oak Landscape
31 Cleveland Tce Alectryon excelsus Titoki Heritage
31 Cleveland Tce Podocarpus totara Totara Heritage
277 Hampden St Metrosideros robusta Rata Heritage
Harper St Ulmus procera English Elm Landscape
180 Kawai St Magnolia grandiflora Evergreen Magnolia Landscape
30 Marybank Rd Dacrycarpus dacrydioides Kahikateas (2) Heritage
16 Ngatitama St Quercus robur English Oak Heritage
1/138 Nile St Quercus palustris Pin Oak Landscape
142 Nile St Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Local
19 Richmond Ave Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Heritage
16 Riverside Phoenix canariensis Phoenix Palm Heritage
52 Russell St Metrosideros excelsa Pohutukawa Heritage
247 Rutherford St Acer negundo Box Elder Landscape
18 Sowman St Magnolia soulangiana Saucer Magnolia Landscape
166 St Vincent St Quercus robur English Oak Landscape
29 Stanley Cres Metrosideros excelsa Pohutukawa Landscape
39 Stansell Ave Nothofagus solandri Black beech Local
45 The Ridgeway Erythrina crista-galli Coral Tree Landscape
26 Todd Bush Rd Quercus robur English Oak Heritage
384 Trafalgar St Sth Podocarpus totara Totara Heritage

Public information

Further submissions to Nelson Resource Management Plan Proposed Plan Changes are public information. Your further submission will be included in reports, which are available to the public and the media.

Documents and downloads

Original documents 

Contact person 

For more information contact the Planning Adviser +64 3 546 0388