Midwest Disposals has added further planting to its plans for the proposed Bonny Glen landfill expansion.

The minor changes are in response to concerns highlighted by commissioners considering the company's resource consent application.

Midwest has applied for resource consents with Horizons Regional Council and Rangitikei District Council to extend the life and size of the landfill near Marton. More trees will be planted along the edge of the site to mitigate the effects the landfill will have on the landscape and views.

Midwest has also promised to replace any tree that is felled or dies during the life of the landfill and up to 10 years after its closure.


The conditions would apply to any new owner should the landfill or land be sold before the consent expires.

Commissioners will officially close the hearing soon and will then have 15 working days to make their decision.