What is the District Plan?
Every council must have a district plan under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The District Plan controls the way we use, subdivide and develop land in the district. It identifies where activities can take place, what land can be developed and what features should be protected.
How to use this plan
Chapter 01 - Introduction includes a guide on how to use the plan and determine if a resource consent is required. Staff can also provide advice on the matter. Details on how to contact them is at the bottom of this page.
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If you have questions about the District Plan you can contact our planning and resource consents team in the following ways:
By phone or email or in person
If you would like a member of the team to call or email you to discuss your enquiry or make an appointment to meet with you, phone us on (07) 315 3030 to lodge a call, email or appointment request or click here to use our easy online request a call, email or appointment online form.
How long will it take us to respond?
We have set a service standard of 5 days in which to call or email you back to either discuss your enquiry or set an appointment date and time. And we have a service standard of 10 working days to have the appointment with you.
If your request is urgent please note this on the form and we will do our best to respond as quickly as we can - we are a small team though and this is not always possible. Any change to our service timeframes is at the discretion of the Planning and Regulatory Manager.