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District Plan Changes

This page lists all District Plan Changes that are currently in progress.
Updated: 20/03/2018 9:51 a.m.

The District Plan is the 'rule book' that manages land use and subdivision in the District.  To keep our District Plan up to date we ensure every part of it is reviewed at least every 10 years.  The process is required under the Resource Management Act (1991) and is called a rolling review.

A Plan Change is when a Council (as part of the rolling review) proposes to change a District Plan that is already being used (an 'operative plan').  Individuals can also request that the Council makes a Plan Change.

Proposed 'Rural Plan Change Package'

For more information on the recently notified Decision on proposed Plan Changes PC85, A-D, PC86A and B, PC87, PC102 and PC114, please click on the following 'Proposed Plan Changes' link:

Other Current Plan Changes 

All the other current District Plan Changes are listed below. Select a title from the column headed 'Change' to link to all the information about that particular District Plan Change.
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135 Change 135: GNLC Limited (Private)Plan Change 135 became operative 1 November 2017
131 Change 131: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)Subject to Appeal
129 Change 129: Notable and Public TreesPublic Pre-consultation
114 Change 114: LandscapesDecision notified 17 January 2018
102 Change 102: MineralsDecision notified 17 January 2018
100 Change 100: Sites of Significance to MaoriProposal in preparation. Open the general information tab to view the Research Methodology and Plan for Protecting Sites and Areas of Significance.
94B Change 94B: PapakāingaOperative as of 27 February 2018
87 Change 87: Coastal AreaDecision notified 17 January 2018
85, A-D and 86A and B Change 85, A-D and 86A and B: Rural Environment Plan ChangesDecision notified on 17 January 2018
82 Change 82: Signs and Artificial Lighting Public Pre-consultation
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