Think Piece

By Helen Atkins, & Sarah Dawson



This think piece has been commissioned by the New Zealand Planning Institute ("NZPI") to assist planners.

Much has been said about decision of the Supreme Court in Environmental Defence Society Inc v New Zealand King Salmon Company Limited ("King Salmon") so this think piece attempts to provide some context to the debate specific to the issues that face planners in their day-to-day work .

It starts with an overview of the Supreme Court's decision before traversing the decision's possible application to the following:

  • Policy and plan making matters involving the application of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 ("NZCPS");
  • Policy and plan making matters involving the application of other national policy statements ("NPSs");
  • Policy and plan making generally - ie not involving NPS considerations;
  • Resource consents

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EDS v King Salmon Limited: What are the implementations for planning practice


Half Day Seminar, 12.30 pm - 4.30 pm


This half-day seminar will consider the far-reaching implications for planning practice arising from the Supreme Courts decision in EDS v king Salmon Limited. A panel of leading planning and legal experts will consider the implications for decision making, plan development and policy writing and the use and application of Outstanding Natural Landscapes. In doing so, the panel will consider the impacts generated by this decision will have on your day-to-day role as a planer, from both an applicants agent and council officer point of view ...

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