We are currently reviewing our District Plan. Full details of the review and the draft District Plan, which is open for feedback until 21 September, are available on our Let's Talk community engagement hub.
The District Plan is the community's rule book for how we look after what we have and what may happen in the future.
It sets the framework for managing land use and development. A District Plan contains objectives, policies and rules to address resource management issues such as the effects of land use and subdivision, noise and traffic.
The District Plan's rules set out what activities you can do as of right (permitted activities) and what activities you'll need resource consent for. These rules cover things like residential development, subdivision of land, the height and location of buildings, commercial and industrial developments, heritage and noise.
District Plan Documents
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Matters of National Importance
- Chapter 3: Land Use Activities - A Framework
- Chapter 4: Land Use Activities - Rules
- Chapter 4A: Natural Hazards
- Chapter 5: Transportation
- Chapter 6: Hazardous Substances
- Chapter 7: Utilities
- Chapter 8: Subdivision of Land
- Chapter 9: Financial Contributions
- Chapter 10: Cross Boundary Issues
- Chapter 11: Definitions
- Appendix 1: Schedule of Designations
- Appendix 2: Ngai Tahu Act
- Appendix 3: NZCEP
- Appendix 4: Resource Management (Electricity Transmissions)
- Appendix 5: Resource Management (Soil Contaminants)
- Heritage Structures Schedule
- Significant Trees Schedule