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Proposed District Plan (PDP) 2012

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Background to the PDP

Proposed District Plan documents

Coastal Hazard Provision of the PDP 2012 

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Note: We are currently operating under two District Plans. At this time both the Operative District Plan (ODP) and the Proposed District Plan (PDP) Appeals version 2018 have legal effect.

The ODP will continue to have legal effect where any corresponding objectives, policies and provisions in the PDP have been appealed. As appeals are resolved, the ODP provisions will fall away and the PDP will be relied on.

While we still have both an ODP and a PDP it is necessary to comply with both Plans. However, rules in the PDP that are not subject to appeals must be treated as operative, and the corresponding ODP rules fall away.

Any rules in the PDP which cannot be treated as operative still have legal effect and are afforded 'weighting' on a case by case basis, depending on the nature and extent of the appeal. 

Background to the PDP

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

On 22 November 2017 the Council notified the Proposed District Plan Decisions Version 2017. Further details are available here. This replaced the Proposed District Plan Notified version. 


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:


Coastal Hazard Provision of the PDP 2012 

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

Operative District Plan Provisions Remaining

In addition to the PDP Decisions Version 2017 provisions, the Operative District Plan provisions still apply until any appeals have been resolved. Once appeals are resolved, the following Operative District Plan provisions will continue to apply: Operative District Plan Provisions

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




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