What Happens After Nominations Close?

Once the nomination period closes the Council will evaluate all submitted nominations. This may involve seeking further information from the nominator and a site visit to the nominated heritage item.

There is a planning process that must be followed before the new District Plan is finalised, including adding a new heritage item.

Once the proposed Plan (including the amended schedule of heritage items and associated policies and rules) is notified for formal submissions, and before any final decisions are made, the owner and any other person with an interest in the heritage item can lodge formal submissions for or against the proposal. After this, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing decisions will be made on the content of the District Pan.