Environment Minister Amy Adams said yesterday activities involved in offshore exploratory drilling for oil & gas would be classified as non-notified discretionary, but the Environmental Defence Society said the minister was saying, ‘Trust us – we know what we’re doing.’
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The Environmental Defence Society argued yesterday the process for a board of inquiry to hear a Hawke’s Bay plan change was stacked heavily against opponents.
Published: 30 August 2005 The Environmental Defence Society has prepared guides on landscape protection & coastal development and will run workshops on them in September in Auckland, Hamilton & Christchurch. The society said the landscape protection guide contained information on Resource Management Act provisions & courts’ interpretation, how valued landscapes can be identified, how planning […]
Published: 4 April 2005 One coastal development which the Environmental Defence Society gave its environmental tick has been granted resource consent but another has been turned down. The society announced its first 2 environmental tick awards at the NZ Coastal Conference last August. The one which has gained consent is the Mountain Landing subdivision in […]
Published: 4 April 2005 The Environmental Defence Society is close to completing its Landscape planning guide for peri-urban & rural areas, designed to for district councils but also expected to be of interest to developers & community activists. The society said the publication focused on applying a strategic approach to landscape planning and had been […]
The Environmental Defence Society has created a coastal development certification scheme aimed at protecting New Zealand’s coastline by working closely with responsible developers to ensure better outcomes. The society has made its first 2 EDS Green Tick awards to Britomart redeveloper Peter Cooper for a 338ha Northland project which has yet to get resource consent, […]