Landowners & Contractors Protection Association Inc

Landowners & Contractors Protection Association Inc.

The LCPA was formed in July 2010 by a group of disgruntled landowners and contractors to try and combat bullying tactics enforced by local authority bureaucrats with limited understanding of the rural environment.

 

The LCPA membership has continued to grow, and now encompasses dairy, sheep and cattle farmers, lifestylers, rural contractors, quarry operators, well drillers, home owners, builders and other sub trades. Our membership also includes rural professionals contributing in a valued capacity.

The slow erosion of basic land and home owners rights, coupled with exorbitant, greedy consent fees, and often ludicrous and crippling compliance restrictions, is increasingly impeding the ability of farmers to farm their land successfully and land/home owners to implement property improvements. The LCPA believes there to be a direct link between consent restrictions, compliance and the affordability of both, and employment opportunities in rural and urban areas.

The LCPA seeks to curb a council culture implementing rules and restrictions that are thinly disguised under an umbrella of environmental,

historical or landscape concerns, without the direct consultation of the landowners. We seek a fairer system for all, where councils adopt a culture of working with their ratepayers and clients to help resolve landowner issues, and recognize and respect the legal owners of the land (and their ability to conduct their business in an efficient way) and recognize democratic freedom of choice.

The LCPA recognizes that all land/home owners and contractors have a duty of care to the environment and their neighbours, and we seek to educate council bureaucrats that the vast majority of land/home owners and contractors maintain a profound environmental, ethical and financial respect for the land.

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Our Goal.

  • To expand our membership nationwide enabling us to be a united and powerful body promoting commonsense and fairness in compliance matters.
  • To return to landowners a voice in issues that directly affect their properties.
  • To seek to help restore some aspects of our democratic right to freedom of choice, by way of recognition of land ownership rights.

About Us.

We are a volunteer organization, working towards our cause whilst employed full time within our own businesses. We need logistical and financial support in order achieve the differences we seek.

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We encourage all landowners and contractors who have been or are currently being affected by any of the above matters to join or donate to our association. With an annual $25 membership, your donation will go towards creating a strong voice for us all as we create a united front to assist landowners and rally for immediate and vital change to crippling consent and compliance matters.

Some Recent Cases.

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Farm Dairy Discharge

We have been instrumental in councils’ formation of new dairy plans, promoting best practice in the most viable and sustainable manner. We have represented farmers at grassroots level, whilst respecting the intention of the Resource Management Act eg. ascertaining the description of a waterway, recognizing farms own unique soil types and nutrient loadings, promoting scheduled visits.

  • Farm dairy discharge

    We have been instrumental in councils’ formation of new dairy plans, promoting best practice in the most viable and sustainable manner. We have represented farmers at grassroots level, whilst respecting the intention of the Resource Management Act eg. ascertaining the description of a waterway, recognizing farms own unique soil types and nutrient loadings, promoting scheduled visits.

  • Silage facilities

    Endeavoring to retain our low cost system of conserving grass and maize silage with minimal impact on the environment

  • Calf housing, feed pads

    To provide top class facilities for livestock whilst containing effluent in the most practical and cost effective manner.

  • Quarries

    Promoting commonsense compliance requirements in order to enable profitability and sustainability eg. fewer compliance visits as a reward for following best practice. Achieving a high level of understanding by inspectors, together with a courteous approach.(We had a quarry operator forced to provide a one in one thousand year flood plan for a quarry located on the highest hill in the immediate area).

  • Contractors

    Our rural contractors are being over-burdened by compliance issues which only result in increased cost for all concerned. We had a professional contractor unfairly singled out over his provision for sediment control while constructing a farm dam. All requirements of the consent in place were met only creating poor relationships with compliance officers. I don’t understand this sentence.

  • Builders

    Builders are facing stringent compliance issues daily and need our support. We hear constantly of overwhelming and unreasonable demands placed on some of our most professional tradesmen. We hear of extra visits being scheduled – for instance, as a result of an inspector finding one nail missing out of 500, and other similarly ludicrous demands which result in increased costs of the job and create a slur on the tradesman’s professional ability.

  • Landowners

    We see cases of the chronic abuse of power by city bureaucrats in enforcing their interpretation of council requirements onto rural landowners. We have represented a frustrated farming couple in their bid to paint their resited, turn of the century villa white, the colour it had always been painted and the colour both practical and traditional for such homes.

  • Farm bridges

    We have witnessed a local farmer who had to bridge a creek, only finding the largest content of his project to be consent fees.