The District Plan includes objectives and policies that state Council’s goals in dealing with environmental issues. The plan includes rules to help Council achieve those goals by specifying what can and can’t be done without a resource consent, and standards that must be adhered to.
District maps show future land use designations and the district’s zoning:
Everyone is affected by the District Plan because it helps shape how we live, work and play in Kāpiti. Its policies are designed to ensure the environment, and the things people love about living in Kāpiti, are protected.
No-one can use land in a way that contravenes the District Plan – even visitors may be affected by rules relating to rubbish disposal, hazard management, noise, etc.
The District Plan plays a big part in how Kapiti develops, addressing such diverse issues as character, amenity, heritage and landscape, open spaces, urban growth, subdivision and coastal management.
You may be interested in big picture aspects of the District Plan or just what you can and can’t do on your property – whether it be subdividing, renovating, building a new garage or deck, or starting a home business.
Check the District Plan to see how your proposed activity is classified:
Once you have approval you need to ensure your activity is undertaken within the plan’s rules and standards.
Activities not allowed as of right on your land may be prohibited or require a resource consent (authorisation) to proceed. Resource consents may be notified or non-notified.
Put very simply, Community Outcomes are the community’s aspirations for the district; the Long Term Plan summarises Council activities and expenditure; and the District Plan manages land use and development.