The District Plan is the guiding document for sustainable management of the district's natural and physical resources. The District Plan controls the way land is used and subdivided in the District and what natural and cultural features should be protected.
Every city and district council is required to have a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.
It must include objectives, policies, rules and standards – known as provisions - for land use management. These provisions help shape the way we live, work and play in Kāpiti.
We are currently operating under two District Plans. At this time both the Operative District Plan 1999 and the Proposed District Plan Decisions Version 2017 have legal effect (Note: this will be updated to an ‘Appeals Version’ by the end of February 2018).
When determining an application for resource consent, the Council is required to have regard to objectives and policies and rules in both Plans.
View the PDP Decisions version 2017 here.
View the appeals made on the PDP Decisions version here.
Some of the key issues covered in the District Plan include:
View more information on District Plans under the Resource Management Act on the Ministry for the Environment website.
Council began reviewing its District Plan in 2008 and on 29 November 2012 the Proposed District Plan (PDP) was publicy notified.
On 22 November 2017 the Council publicly notified the Decisions version of the PDP. This replaces the PDP Notified version. The period for submitters to make appeals to the Environment Court closed on 25 January 2018.
At this time both the Operative District Plan 1999 and the PDP Decisions version 2017 have legal effect (Note: this will be updated to an ‘Appeals Version’ by the end of February 2018).
Council has received appeals over a range of sections of the PDP. Details of appeals can be found here.
View information about the review process and the PDP, including the most up-to-date version of the PDP and copies of appeals, here.
Volume 1 details how Council will put into effect objectives, policies and methods to achieve integrated management of the effects of land use activities in the District, to control the actual and potential effects of activities eg. to control the subdivision of land.
Volume 2 contains District Plan Maps which you can download or view at Council offices, District Libraries or Service Centres.
Volume 3 contains Appendices which you can download or view at Council offices, District Libraries or Service Centres.
Hard copies of the District Plan can be purchased from our main office at the following costs :
Volume 1 $335.00 plus GST
Volume 2 $181.00 plus GST
Volume 3 $319.00 plus GST
TOTAL $835.00 plus GST
View changes to the Operative District Plan here.