This page lists all District Plan Changes that are currently in progress.
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The District Plan is reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis for a number of reasons such as the need to re-zone land or to make amendments to rules.
Changes can be initiated by us or members of the public (private plan change) and it is a process requiring research, evaluation and consultation with the community.
The plan change process
The Resource Management Act sets out the process we are required to follow. It involves Council first of all deciding whether to adopt and proceed with a proposal and then publicly notifying the proposed change.
- anyone can make a submission to the proposal, either in support or opposition
- submitters then have the opportunity to present their submissions in person to Council during the hearing process
- the decision of the Hearing Committee is publicly notified and a further period allowed for appeals
- the final step is for the plan change to become operative after the consultation process has been completed.
We keep the community up-to-date with the progress of Plan Change proposals on this website and in the local media.
For information about making submissions, follow the link below.
Making a Submission to a Plan Change (Ministry for the Environment website). Opens in a new window.
Current plan changes
Follow the link below to view a graph of all plan changes, their status and progress.
Plan Changes Progress Chart [106kb]
All the current Plan Changes are listed below. Select a title from the column headed 'Change' to link to all the information about that particular Plan Change.
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