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Proposed District Plan (PDP) 2012

Council decides on way forward for Proposed District Plan.

The Proposed District Plan (PDP) includes policies and rules regarding land use and subdivision for the whole Kāpiti Coast District. 

Rules with Immediate Legal Effect

Withdrawal of maps and provisions

Proposed District Plan documents

Rules with Immediate Legal Effect

Once the PDP becomes operative, it will replace the current District Plan, with the exception of provisions relating to coastal hazards for which parts of the operative District Plan will remain in force.  However, some rules in the PDP do have immediate legal effect. 

Rules that have immediate legal effect are those protecting:

  • Historic heritage
  • Areas of significant habitats of indigenous fauna, and
  • Areas of significant indigenous vegetation. 

Other provisions will only come into effect once submissions have been evaluated, hearings held, and necessary changes made.

Amended list of rules with immediate legal effect

When the PDP was notified in November 2012, a list of rules having immediate legal effect under section 86B(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991 were included in Chapter 1, Introduction and Interpretation.

The Independent Review found that the list included a number of rules that technically did not meet the requirements for immediate legal effect. 

Based on the recommendations from the Independent Review, an amended list of rules was adopted by the Regulatory Management Committee on 2 October 2014. The main amendments to the list are:

  • removal of rules pertaining to contaminated land
  • clarification that the rules apply to scheduled heritage sites and buildings rather than just historic heritage
  • removal of some of the vegetation rules - but those applying within ecological sites and to rare and threatened vegetation still have effect.

The rest of the PDP rules will have legal effect once decisions are made on submissions to those rules and notified.

Amended list of rules with immediate legal effect

Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation - Amended
Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation of the PDP has been updated to reflect the amended list of rules. 

For details about the legal effects of rules in Section 86B of the RMA 1991, visit the NZ Legislation website.

This page contains information about the coastal hazard provision of the Kāpiti Coast Proposed District Plan 2012. 

The report "Coastal Erosion Hazard Assessment for the Kāpiti Coast: Review of the Science and Assessments Undertaken for the Proposed Kāpiti Coast District Plan 2012" can be found here.

Withdrawal of maps and provisions

May 2017 Withdrawals

On 13 April 2017 the Kapiti Coast District Council resolved to withdraw parts of the Proposed District Plan 2012 as below.

Public Notice - withdrawal of provisions 3 May 2017

List of affected provisions and PDP chapter page numbers - May 2017

October 2014 Withdrawals

As previously advised, based on the recommendations of the Independent Reviews of the PDP, the proposal to withdraw the maps and provisions relating to:

  • Coastal Hazard Management Areas,
  • hazardous facilities,
  • and references to priority areas for restoration was adopted by the Regulatory Management Committee on 2 October 2014 and publicly notified on 30 October 2014.

The PDP, updated using struck through text to reflect the withdrawal of text is available in Volume 1 of the PDP.   

Updated PDP maps with withdrawal layers are available in Volume 3 of the PDP.

For details about the withdrawal of whole or part of proposed district plans in Schedule 1 Section 8D of the RMA 1991, please visit the NZ Legislation website.

Further documents relating to the withdrawal of provisions

Public Notice - withdrawal of provisions 30 October 2014

List of affected provisions and PDP chapter page numbers

Proposed District Plan 2012

The following chapters of Volume 1 in the Proposed District Plan 2012 outline the provisions for coastal hazard management:

Chapter 4: Coastal Environment

Chapter 9: Hazards


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Proposed District Plan documents

Amendments made since the PDP was notified on 29 November 2012 have been incorporated into the Plan using strikethrough versions.

The notified PDP 2012 is also available on CD or hard copy on request.

Proposed District Plan 2012

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Proposed District Plan, please contact the District Planning staff by:

Related Links

Proposed District Plan Process FAQs 
Submission Summaries 
District Plan Review  
District Plan Review Timeline 
Way forward for Proposed District Plan
District Plan 
Resource Management Act 1991 - Ministry for the Environment website