Far North Solar Farms – notice of application concerning resource consent

The South Wairarapa District Council has received an application from Far North Solar Farms for a land use consent to establish and operate a 175-megawatt (peak) solar farm including:

  • 321,160 photovoltaic solar panels on arrays mounted on tracking tables, with a maximum height of 4.5m above the ground
  • 40 inverters, lines and associated structures
  • Buildings not required for primary industry or residential
    purposes exceeding 25m2
  • Associated site works and new accessways
  • Screening planting.

Situated at the following locations:
415 Moroa Road, Greytown; 312 Bidwills Cutting Road, Greytown; 1942 State Highway 2, Greytown; 18 Pharazyns Road, Featherston legally described as Pt LOT 6 DP 8803 (WN391/56) Pt LOT 7 DP 8803 (WN391/56) Pt LOT 10 DP 3106 (WN583/131, WN583/132) SECTION 27 MOROA SETT (WNE1/330) LOT 1 DP 52574 BLKS IV WAIRARAPA SD BLK (WN22A/575) PT SEC 122 MOROA DISTRICT (WN36B/542) LOT 1 DP 76478 (WN43B/286)

The application includes an assessment of environmental effects.

Hard copies of the application may be inspected at the following locations:

  • Greytown Library, 89, Main Street, Greytown
  • South Wairarapa District Council Office, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough.

Hard copies are available to purchase at the Council Office at Martinborough or by contacting the Duty Planner on 06 306 9611 or planningteam@swdc.govt.nz

Digital copies are available below.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Duty Planner on 06 306 9611 or planningteam@swdc.govt.nz

Any person may make a submission on the application, but a person who is a trade competitor of the applicant may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the activity to which the application relates that—
(a) adversely affects the environment; and
(b) does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to South Wairarapa District Council by mail at:

Planning Team
South Wairarapa District Council
PO Box 6,
Martinborough 5741
Attn: Submissions – Duty Planner

Or by email at the following: planningteam@swdc.govt.nz

Please include the words ‘Far North Solar Farm Submission’ in the subject line.

Please use the submission form for guidance:

Submission form [PDF – editable]
Submission form [Word]

Copies of this form are available from South Wairarapa District Council.

Submissions close on Tuesday the 6th June 2023 at 4.00pm.

You must serve a copy of your submission as soon as reasonably practicable after serving your submission on the South Wairarapa District Council on Far North Solar Farms Limited, whose address for service is:

Far North Solar Farms
Williamson Water and Land Advisory
10/1 Putaki Drive
Kumeu 0841
Attn: Laila Alkamil
Or laila.alkamil@wwla.kiwi

Please include the words ‘Far North Solar Farms Submission’ in the subject line.

Harry Wilson
Chief Executive
on behalf of
South Wairarapa District Council


Application form
Amended plans
Site plans (amended)
Plan final
Glint & glare effects & mitigation
Iwi consultation
Landscape assessment effects ranking
Landscape assessment figures
Landscape assessment
Landscape assessment methodology
Landscape assessment visual simulations
Landscape mitigation plan
LUC soil map
Proposed screening
Further information request
s92 response
s95 decision
Submission form [PDF – editable]
Submission form [Word]

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