Description: COAT-ARM Hastings District Council

 

Civic Administration Building

Lyndon Road East, Hastings

Phone:  (06) 871 5000

Fax:  (06) 871 5100

WWW.hastingsdc.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

Open

 

A G E N D A

 

 

Hearings Committee MEETING

 

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Time:

9.30am

Venue:

Council Chamber

Ground Floor

Civic Administration Building

Lyndon Road East

Hastings

 

(Eversley Carehome Hearing - hearing Decision)

Committee Members

Panel Members Rostered on for this hearing:

Chair: Councillor Lyons

Councillor Heaps and Hastings District Rural Community Board Member: Mr P Kay

 

Other Hearings Committee Members (not rostered on for this hearing): Councillors Barber, Kerr and Redstone

 

Officer Responsible

Environmental Consents Manager – Murray Arnold

Reporting Planner

Environmental Planner (Consents)

Committee Secretary

Christine Hilton (Ext 5633)

 


Hearings Committee – Terms of Reference

Fields of Activity

The Hearings Committee is established to assist the Council by hearing and determining matters where a formal hearing is required under the provisions of the:

 

Resource Management Act 1991

Building Act 2004

Health Act 1956

Dog Control Act 1996

Litter Act 1979

Hastings District Council Bylaws

Local Government Act 1974

Local Government Act 2002

Gambling Act 2003

 

Membership

Chairman appointed by the Council

Deputy Chairman appointed by the Council

3 members appointed by the Council

1 member appointed by the Council from the HD Rural Community Board

 

Quorum*

a)     A maximum of three members including the Chairperson (or Deputy Chair, in the Chair’s absence) to meet for any one hearing, except for Council Initiated Plan Change hearings where all members may attend and take part in the decision making process.

b)     For Hearings other than Council Initiated Plan Change hearings the quorum shall be two members.

c)     For Council Initiated Plan Change Hearings the quorum shall be three members.

d)     Members to sit on any hearing other than a Council Initiated Plan Change Hearing shall be selected by agreement between the Chair (or Deputy Chair, in the Chair’s absence) and the Group Manager: Planning and Regulatory Services.

e)     For the purpose of hearing any objection in respect of the matters detailed under the Dog Control Act 1996 the Hearings Committee will consist of any three members selected by the Chair.

 

* In the case of hearings under the provisions of the Resource Management Act 1991 the quorum is to meet the obligations contained in section 39B of the Act.

 

Delegated Powers

 

HEARINGS COMMITTEE

 

 

 

1.    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT 1991

 

 

 

       Pursuant to Section 34(1) of the Resource Management Act 1991 the Hearings Committee of Council is delegated power to:

 

 

1)          Hear, consider and decide upon any Resource Consent application or any other application made to Council under the Act (including private plan change requests).  For the avoidance of doubt, this includes the use or exercise of any powers vested in the Council under the Act to process, hear and decide upon any such application.

Decide on Applications and Private Plan Change requests.

2)          Hear, consider and recommend to the Planning and Regulatory Committee or Council as it considers appropriate, on submissions made on any proposed plan or any Council initiated change to the District Plan or variations to the Proposed Plan.

Submission on Council Plan Changes.

3)          Appoint a Commissioner or Commissioners to hear, consider and decide on any Resource Consent application or any other application made to Council under the Act. This delegation is subject to the requirement that any Hearings Commissioner(s) appointed shall hold a valid certificate of accreditation under section 39A of the Act.

Appoint Commissioner for Resource Consents.

4)          Appoint a Commissioner or Commissioners to hear, consider and recommend to the Planning and Regulatory Committee or Council as it considers appropriate, on any submissions made on any proposed plan or any Council or privately initiated change to the District Plan.  This delegation is subject to the requirement that any Hearings Commissioner(s) appointed shall hold a valid certificate of accreditation under section 39A of the Act.

Appoint Commissioner for Proposed District Plan and Council or Private Plan Changes.

5)          Extend any time limits or waive compliance with any requirement specified in the Act or Regulations in respect of any matter before it under the Act and pursuant to the above delegations pursuant to Section 37 of the Act.

Extend Time Limits and Waive Compliance.

6)          Hear and determine any objection made pursuant to Section 357, 357A, 357B, 357C and 357D of the Act

Review of Decisions made under Delegation.

7)          Make an order, pursuant to Section 42 of the Act, relating to the protection of sensitive information in respect of any matter before it. 

Protection of Sensitive Information.

8)          Waive, pursuant to Section 42A(4) of the Act, compliance with Section 42A(3) of the Act relating to the receiving of officers reports in respect of any matter before it. 

Waive Time for Receipt

of Officers’ Reports.

9)          Determine, pursuant to Section 91 of the Act, not to proceed with a hearing of an application for Resource Consent where it considers additional consents under the Act are required in respect of any application before it.

Defer Application Where Other Consents Required.

10)       Require, pursuant to Section 92 of the Act, further information relating to any application before it and postpone notification, hearing or determination of the application.

Require Further Information.

11)       The above delegations shall apply with all necessary modifications to:

              i)      Any notice of review of Consent conditions issued by Council pursuant to Section 128 of the Act or by any committee or officer or the Council having delegated authority to do so.

 

 

 

 

Review of Consent Conditions.

              ii)     Any submissions on any requirement for a designation or alteration to a designation made pursuant to Sections 168, 168A or 181 of the Act.

 

Hear Submissions

on Designations.

           iii)    Any submissions on any requirement for a Heritage Order made pursuant to Section 189 and 189A of the Act.

 

Hear Submissions

on Heritage Orders.

12)          Consider and make recommendations on any requirement for a designation or alteration to a designation pursuant to Section 171 of the Act.

 

Recommendations

and Designations.

13)                Consider and decide on any amendments to Council’s District Plan to alter any information, where such an alteration is of minor effect, or may correct any minor errors pursuant to Clause 16(2) or 20A of Part 1 of the First Schedule to the Act.

Amend District Plan.

 

 

2.   HEALTH ACT 1956

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32 of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002 and Section 23 of the Health Act 1956 the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to:

 

 

     i)       Hear explanations against a notice to revoke registration issued pursuant to Clause 9 of the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966.

 

Explanations Why Registration Should

Not be Revoked. 

     ii)       Hear and determine any appeal against a direction or decision of any officer acting under delegated authority and any application or objection made pursuant to Clause 22 of the Housing Improvement Regulations 1974.

 

Determine Appeals, Applications or Objections to Requirements Under Housing Improvement Regulations.

3.   DOG CONTROL ACT 1996

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32 of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002, the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to hear and determine any objections lodged against any decision of an officer acting under delegated authority or any notice issued by a Dog Control Officer pursuant to the following Sections.

Section 22               Objection to the classification as a probationary owner.

Section 26               Objection to disqualification from being an owner of a dog

Section 31               Objection to the classification of a dog as a dangerous dog

Section 33B             Objection to the classification of a dog as a menacing dog under section 33A.

Section 33D             Objection to the classification of a dog as a menacing dog under section 33C as it is believed to belong to 1 or more classified breeds.

Section 55               Objection to the issue of an abatement notice for a barking dog.

Section 70               An application for the return of a barking dog seized under section 56 for causing distress.

Section 71               An application for the release of a dog that is being held in custody under section 71(1) and (2) for threatening public safety.

Section 71(1)(a)       To be satisfied that a dog seized under section 15(1)(c) because the dog was without access to proper and sufficient food, water or shelter, will be given access to proper and sufficient food, water, or shelter if returned to the land or premises from which it was removed.

     Section 71A(2)(a)(i) To be satisfied that the owner of a dog seized under section 33EC (because the owner failed to comply with his obligations in respect of a dog classified as menacing), or of a dog classified as a menacing dog seized under section 33EB (because the owner failed to have the dog neutered),  has demonstrated a willingness to comply with the relevant requirements”.

 

Decide on objections under the Dog Control Act 1996

4.   LITTER ACT 1979

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32 of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002, the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to hear and decide on any objection lodged pursuant to Section 10 of the Litter Act 1979 against a notice issued under that section.

 

Decide on Objections to Notices Issued by a Litter Control Officer.

5.   Building Act 2004

 

     Pursuant to Section 67A of the Building Act 2004 the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to grant a waiver or modification to section 162C(1) or (2) (which requires residential pools to have means of restricting access by unsupervised children) the requirements of the Act (with or without conditions) in the case of any particular pool.

 

Grant Exemptions to Pool Fencing Requirements.

6.   HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL BYLAWS

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32(1) of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002, the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to:

 

 

     i)       Hear and determine any application for a review of any decision of a duly authorised officer pursuant to any part or provision of the Hastings District Council Bylaws.

Review of Delegated Decisions.

     ii)       Consider and determine any application under Clause 1.5 of Chapter 1 of the Hastings District Council Consolidated Bylaw for a dispensation from full compliance with any provision of the Bylaws.

 

Dispensations from

Bylaws Requirements.

7.   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1974

 

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32(1) of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002 the Hearings Committee is authority to hear and recommend to Council on any objections to any proposal to stop any road pursuant to Section 342 and the Tenth Schedule to the Local Government Act 1974.

 

Hearing Objections

to Road Stopping.

8.   GAMBLING ACT 2003

 

     Pursuant to Clause 32(1) of Part 1 of the Seventh Schedule to the Local Government Act 2002, the Hearings Committee is delegated authority to:

 

 

     i)       Hear, consider and determine in accordance with section 100 of the Gambling Act 2003, applications for territorial authority consent required under section 98 of that Act, as required by the Hastings District Council Class 4 Gambling Venue Policy.

Hear and Decide on Applications for Territorial Authority Consent.

 


 

HASTINGS DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

A Hearings Committee MEETINg will be Held in the Council Chamber, Ground Floor, Civic Administration Building, Lyndon Road East, Hastings on

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 AT 9.40am.

 

 

 

1.       Apologies 

2.       Eversley Carehome Hearing - putting hearing Decision onto website

Documents circulated for Hearing - Compiled as One document

Document 1       The covering administrative report                                                             Pg 1

Attachment a  Signed Decision for Eversley Carehome hearing 14 March 2018 (with cover sheet)                                     Pg 3   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Application and Submissions can be viewed on the Council website and a reference hardcopy is held at the Council Civic Administration Building.

 

The associated web site links are:

        www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/meetings and

        www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/resourceconsents

 

 

     


File Ref: 18/362

 

 

REPORT TO:             Hearings Committee

MEETING DATE:       Wednesday 14 March 2018

FROM:                       COMMITTEE SECRETARY

Christine Hilton

SUBJECT:                 Eversley Carehome Hearing - putting hearing Decision onto website        

 

 

1.1     The purpose of this report is to have a way to attach the Decision from the Eversley Carehome Hearing and to then put it onto the website following the hearing.

 

 

2.0     RECOMMENDATIONS AND REASONS

          That the Decision from the Eversley Carehome hearing be put onto the website following the hearing on 14 March 2018 so it can be viewed by the Applicant, submitters and members of the public.

 

 

Attachments:

 

a

Signed Decision for Eversley Carehome hearing 14 March 2018 (with cover sheet)

15313#0293

 

 

 

 


Signed Decision for Eversley Carehome hearing 14 March 2018 (with cover sheet)

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