Change 5 - Nutrient Management and Waitaki
Plan Change 5 to the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (LWRP) is operative and has been prepared to manage the diffuse loss of nutrients from farming activities. It incorporates the outputs of the ‘Matrix for Good Management’ project by requiring farming activities to restrict nitrogen losses to rates that are reflective of ‘Good Management Practice’. Read background documents.
Plan Change 5 also incorporates the Farm Portal, a web-based tool for estimating nitrogen losses from farming activities operated at Good Management Practice.
The Plan change is structured in two parts:
- Part A amends the policies, rules and schedules in the region-wide section of the LWRP.
- Part B amends Section 15B of the Plan to introduce new policies, rules and limits developed through a collaborative planning process.