Best Practice Subdivision and Development Guide (30 pages, 3Mb) This guideline sets out how neighbourhoods can be structured and the layout of streets, lots, and networks designed, in ways that achieve maximum benefits to the subdivider, end-resident, and community.
Rural Subdivision Design Guide (44 pages, 3Mb) The overall vision of this guide is to encourage best practice subdivision design that helps ensure the qualities of the Kāpiti Coast rural area which we all value are maintained and enhanced. Copies for public viewing are also held at the Council offices in Rimu Road and the Paraparaumu Library.
How to put nature into our neighbourhoods (56 pages, 3Mb) A manual on the application of Low Impact Urban Design and Development (LIUDD) Principles, with a biodiversity focus, for New Zealand Developers and Homeowners.
Kāpiti and Horowhenua Environmental Guidelines for Rural Living (28 pages, 3Mb) This guide offers a range of ideas, options and advice which might help you through the Rural site development process. It has the support of local and regional councils, who want our rural area to both look good and be a healthy place and is based on designing around natural systems.
The Streetscape Strategy and Guidelines (49 Pages, 2Mb) The Kāpiti Coast is a rapidly growing area. Increasing traffic, in terms of vehicular, pedestrian, and cycle, is creating an equally increasing need to ensure our streetscapes are safe, high-quality, and desirable for all users. This document sets out the process and tools that will enable the Council to take a considered, comprehensive and coordinated approach to resolving competing and often conflicting interests in regards to streetscapes.
Earthworks and Archaeological Sites(2 Pages, 1 MB) A brochure on earthworks and archaeological sites, to encourage contractors, landscapers, developers and landowners to take precautions before digging.