The District Plan is a legal document prepared in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991. It provides zonings to all of the District's land e.g. residential, rural, lifestyle, commercial and industrial to ensure that enough of each is available and is used for its intended purpose. It also identifies features such as ecological, landscapes, heritage and natural hazards that require special consideration.
Within each zone and feature, the District Plan sets out what land use and subdivision activities are permitted or require resource consent. It also sets out what the requirements are for each so that adverse effects on people and/or the environment can be managed.
On this page, you'll find a link to the electronic District Plan (ePlan) which includes interactive planning maps.
Information on current or previous changes to the District Plan and supporting District Plan documents are also available here.