The District Plan is subject to ongoing monitoring and review throughout its lifetime. Plan changes to update the District Plan may be initiated by Council or by individuals. Plan changes may be required because of new information, because of research, or to respond to the changing needs and values of the community
District Plan changes take place when an individual or Council initiates a change. You can have your say on a proposed plan change. Here's how to go about making a submission.
The proposed plan change must be publicly notified, and there is an opportunity to make a submission (during the first phase) and further submission (during the second phase) on the proposal. A public hearing is normally held for those submitters wishing to speak to their submission. Once we have made the decision, it may be appealed to the Environment Court by any submitter.
There are two phases during which we accept submissions on proposed plan changes:
- The first phase is when the proposed plan change is first publicly notified. This phase is open to anyone for 20 working days.
- The second phase of further submissions is marked by a summary of submissions made in the first phase being publicly notified. Making a further submission is open to anyone who has an interest in the proposed plan change that is greater than the general public or represents a relevant aspect of the public interest. This phase lasts for 10 working days.
Read about how you can make a good submission.
Please use the appropriate form below when making a submission or further submission. We will accept these forms by post, email or hand delivery
Submission on publicly notified proposed District Plan change (PDF 48 kb)
Further submission form Further submission on publicly notified proposed District Plan change (PDF 56 kb)
Listed below are all current modifications that affect the District Plan. Each link contains further information about the plan change and all relevant documents available for download.
|Change number||Plan Change Title and link||Status|
|54||Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Club - Rezoning part of site to General Residential Activity Area|
Further submission period closed on 29 June 2021.
A hearing has been scheduled for between Monday, 31 January 2022 and Tuesday, 8 February 2022.
The table below lists all operative or withdrawn modifications that affect the District Plan. As these changes have been formally adopted as part of the District Plan, there is no further opportunity for public submissions on these changes.
Please contact us if you have any questions about this change.