The Conservation Zone seeks to aid protection and management of and areas of open space land primarily, for the conservation and protection of natural resources.
Conservation Zone areas are often set aside or reserved to protect natural features and vegetation. The District Plan needs to have appropriate zoning rules to help achieve this.
The Conservation Zone will generally apply to publicly owned land in areas such as forests, riparian areas (banks of rivers) and coastal margins.
What are the key features proposed?
- Protecting the natural, cultural and heritage values associated with the natural environment.
- Limited built development opportunities.
- Provision for low levels of recreation activities.