Volume 1: Objectives, Policies & Rules

A description of each geographic area covered by the District Plan, including each area's character.

The Council reviews and updates the District Plan from time to time. If you need to check the accuracy and currency of one of these documents contact the District Plan team.

Plan Changes 72 (Residential Review) and 73 (Suburban Centres Review) are now effectively operative. If you are interested in a property that is zoned Residential or Suburban Centre, or which may have been affected by the Plan Changes, please check the maps and Hearing Decision documents on the Plan Change pages.

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Chapter
1 The District Plan (160KB PDF)
2 Issues for Tangata Whenua (95KB PDF)
3 District Plan General Provisions (845KB PDF)
Suburban Area
4 Residential Area: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (171KB PDF)
5 Residential Rules (544KB PDF)
  Appendices (14.95MB PDF)
6 Suburban Centres: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (112KB PDF)
7 Suburban Centres Rules (796KB PDF)
8 Institutional Precincts: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (76KB PDF)
9 Institutional Precincts Rules (224KB PDF)
10 Airport and Golf Course Recreation Precinct: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (114KB PDF)
11 Airport Area Rules and Golf Course Recreation Area Rules (560KB PDF)
Central Area
12 Central Area: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (361Kb PDF)
13 Central Area Rules (370KB PDF)
  Appendices (6.84MB PDF)
Rural Area
14 Rural Area: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (100Kb PDF)

15 Rural Area Rules (1.98MB PDF)
Natural Environment
16 Open Space: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (54KB PDF)
17 Open Space Rules (145KB PDF)
18 Conservation Sites: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (50KB PDF)
19 Conservation Sites Rules (98KB PDF)
Heritage
20 Heritage: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (79KB PDF)
21 Heritage Rules (7.12MB PDF)
  Heritage List: Areas, Buildings, Objects, Trees and Māori Sites
(684KB PDF)
Utilities
22 Utilities: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (26KB PDF)
23 Utilities Rules (147KB PDF)
Designations
24 Designations: Introduction, Objectives and Policies - Schedule of Designations (33KB PDF)
  Appendices (4.55MB PDF)
  Tables - Schedule of Designations (352KB PDF)
Renewable Energy
25 Renewable Energy: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (32KB PDF)
26 Renewable Energy Rules (31KB PDF)
Urban Development Area
27 Urban Development Area: Introduction, Objectives and Polices (66KB PDF)
28 Urban Development Area Rules (65KB PDF)
  Appendix: Lincolnshire Farm Structure Plan (5.11MB PDF)
Earthworks
29 Earthworks: Introduction, Policies and Objectives (87KB PDF)
30 Earthworks Rules (179KB PDF)
Contaminated Land
31 Contaminated Land: Introduction, Objectives and Policies (37KB PDF)
32 Contaminated Land Rules (38KB PDF)