If you have made a submission on the PDP, the hearing has already been held on your submission, and the Variation does not change what you made your submission on, then the Variation will not impact on you.
For instance, you may have made a submission on the Rural Lifestyle Zone. As hearings have already been heard on the Rural Zone chapters and Variation 1 does not change any aspect of these chapters, you and your submission are not impacted in any way.
However, under Clause 16B to Schedule 1 of the RMA, if you made a submission on the PDP and that part of the PDP is affected by Variation 1, then that submission will be ‘deemed’ to be on the Variation. It will also be considered in the current process when submissions on the PDP and Variation 1 are heard. You have the opportunity now to make a submission on what is included in Variation 1, whether or not you submitted on the PDP when it was notified. Any submissions on Variation 1 will also be considered in the current process when submissions on the PDP and Variation 1 are heard.