Selwyn District Plan Review

Initial public consultation on Selwyn District Plan Review now closed.

Initial public consultation on key draft changes to the current Selwyn District Plan closed on Monday 8 October 2018. Thank you to everyone who let us know what they thought of the review so far.

What’s next?

Following this initial public consultation on the District Plan Review, the Council will consider all feedback and start developing detailed provisions for the Proposed District Plan. Read news article on the engagement results for the initial public consultation.

It’s expected the Proposed District Plan will be notified in early 2020 for formal public consultation. The longer timeframe is due to the local government elections at the end of 2019 and ensuring the newly elected Council endorses the Proposed District Plan before it is notified.

Initial public consultation on Selwyn District Plan Review now closed.

Initial public consultation on key draft changes to the current Selwyn District Plan closed on Monday 8 October 2018. Thank you to everyone who let us know what they thought of the review so far.

What’s next?

Following this initial public consultation on the District Plan Review, the Council will consider all feedback and start developing detailed provisions for the Proposed District Plan. Read news article on the engagement results for the initial public consultation.

It’s expected the Proposed District Plan will be notified in early 2020 for formal public consultation. The longer timeframe is due to the local government elections at the end of 2019 and ensuring the newly elected Council endorses the Proposed District Plan before it is notified.

  • Selwyn's initial say on its future District Plan

    about 1 month ago
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    Many Selwyn residents took the opportunity to let the Selwyn District Council know what they thought of the review of the current District Plan so far.

    Are we on the right track? was the theme of the initial public consultation on a number of key draft changes for the future District Plan, which took place between 16 August and 8 October 2018 (except for cultural landscapes topic which was open for consultation until 23 October).

    Environmental Services Manager Tim Harris says it’s important to be able to get public feedback at an early stage of the review.

    “We are especially...

    Many Selwyn residents took the opportunity to let the Selwyn District Council know what they thought of the review of the current District Plan so far.

    Are we on the right track? was the theme of the initial public consultation on a number of key draft changes for the future District Plan, which took place between 16 August and 8 October 2018 (except for cultural landscapes topic which was open for consultation until 23 October).

    Environmental Services Manager Tim Harris says it’s important to be able to get public feedback at an early stage of the review.

    “We are especially pleased to see submissions from those directly affected, which will help inform the potential shape and direction of the future District Plan before the detailed proposed rules and policies are drafted.”

    In total our engagement hub Your Say Selwyn received over 5,400 views from people who were interested in the District Plan Review during the consultation period.

    A total of 272 online surveys were submitted and the topics that received the highest numbers of surveys were family flats, night glow, sites and areas of cultural significance, housing development in residential zones, and home-based business.

    While most people submitted their feedback via our engagement site, some had their say via email, phone calls or at one of the drop-in sessions that the Council held across the district.

    “We received feedback from a broad cross-section of the district’s population and from every part of the district.

    “We’re pleased with the quality of the feedback which showed a good understanding of the key draft changes to the current District Plan. I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to give us their feedback or attended one of our drop-in sessions,” Mr Harris says.

    By asking people to engage at this early stage of the District Plan review process, the Council hopes for a better buy-in once the Proposed District Plan is notified for formal public consultation as people have been involved in the process from the beginning rather than near the end.

    So what happens next?

    Received feedback is now being considered and will inform the drafting of detailed policies and rules for the Proposed District Plan.

    It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified in early 2020 for formal public consultation. The longer timeframe is due to the local government elections at the end of 2019 and ensuring the newly-elected Council endorses the Proposed District Plan before it is notified. After this, submitters will have an opportunity to speak to their submission at a formal hearing. Following the hearing, the Hearing Panel will make recommendations on proposed amendments and the Council will then make final decisions. We expect the new District Plan to become largely operative by March 2022, subject to any Environment Court appeals.

    In the meantime, to be kept up to date on the District Plan Review, people should keep an eye on this website. All reports developed for the review can be found here, including post engagement reports for the topics that were consulted on, outlining what changes to the preferred option, if any, will be made as a result of the engagement to date. The post engagement reports are currently being developed and will be published as they get presented at the upcoming District Plan Committee's meetings.

    Read the full engagement report on the initial public consultation or check the engagement summary dashboard on the initial public consultation.


  • District-wide matter: Quarrying

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Where should setbacks for new or expanding quarries start from: residential zone boundary, the dwelling, or the property boundary of the dwelling? Have a say now on the draft changes to quarrying related rules for the new District Plan.


    Where should setbacks for new or expanding quarries start from: residential zone boundary, the dwelling, or the property boundary of the dwelling? Have a say now on the draft changes to quarrying related rules for the new District Plan.


  • Rural matter: Vegetation planting

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    What type of vegetation should we restrict within Outstanding Natural Landscapes (ONL) or Visual Amenity Landscapes (VAL) areas? Have a say now on the draft changes to rules managing vegetation planting in the current District Plan.







    What type of vegetation should we restrict within Outstanding Natural Landscapes (ONL) or Visual Amenity Landscapes (VAL) areas? Have a say now on the draft changes to rules managing vegetation planting in the current District Plan.







  • District-wide: Transport

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you think smaller roads, such as streets in more intensive housing areas are wide enough? Let us know what you think about the draft changes to transport related rules in the current District Plan.

    Do you think smaller roads, such as streets in more intensive housing areas are wide enough? Let us know what you think about the draft changes to transport related rules in the current District Plan.

  • District-wide matter: Water

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you think it's still appropriate for the District Plan to restrict earthworks, tree planting and building near waterbodies to protect waterbodies? Tell us what you think about the proposed changes to water related rules in the current District Plan.


    Do you think it's still appropriate for the District Plan to restrict earthworks, tree planting and building near waterbodies to protect waterbodies? Tell us what you think about the proposed changes to water related rules in the current District Plan.


  • District-wide matter: Heritage items and protected trees

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We're proposing an amended list of heritage items and trees that should be listed for protection in the new District Plan. Have a say now on draft changes to heritage items and trees.

    We're proposing an amended list of heritage items and trees that should be listed for protection in the new District Plan. Have a say now on draft changes to heritage items and trees.

  • District-wide matter: Family flats

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    At the moment only family members can live in a family flat. Do you agree we should change that in the new District Plan so that there is no limit on who can live in a family flat? Have a say on the draft changes to family flats related rules in the current District Plan.





    At the moment only family members can live in a family flat. Do you agree we should change that in the new District Plan so that there is no limit on who can live in a family flat? Have a say on the draft changes to family flats related rules in the current District Plan.





  • District-wide matter: Night glow

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    How important is Selwyn night sky visibility to you? Do you think the new Selwyn District Plan should protect it? Have a say now.

    How important is Selwyn night sky visibility to you? Do you think the new Selwyn District Plan should protect it? Have a say now.

  • District-wide matter: Cultural landscapes

    about 2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We're looking at introducing a more contemporary approach to identifying and protecting cultural landscapes which moves away from a traditional approach of pinpointing sites and areas of cultural significance on a planning map. Let us know what you think about the draft changes to rules in the current District Plan that relate to sites and areas of cultural significance.


    We're looking at introducing a more contemporary approach to identifying and protecting cultural landscapes which moves away from a traditional approach of pinpointing sites and areas of cultural significance on a planning map. Let us know what you think about the draft changes to rules in the current District Plan that relate to sites and areas of cultural significance.


  • District-wide matter: Home-based business

    2 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you agree that home-based businesses should continue to be permitted in both rural and residential zones without a resource consent, as long as the business meets certain permitted standards? Find out more about draft change to home-based business related rules in the current District Plan.




    Do you agree that home-based businesses should continue to be permitted in both rural and residential zones without a resource consent, as long as the business meets certain permitted standards? Find out more about draft change to home-based business related rules in the current District Plan.