Selwyn District Plan Review

Initial Selwyn District Plan Review consultation 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. Please note that a summary report on the initial public consultation will be made available on Your Say Selwyn website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview.

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 gets notified.


We grouped the key draft changes that were out for consultation according to who they’d most likely affect - businesses, residential areas, the whole district (district-wide) and rural areas. To find out more about the key draft changes to the current District Plan, search by the below groups and find the results below.


Initial Selwyn District Plan Review consultation 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. Please note that a summary report on the initial public consultation will be made available on Your Say Selwyn website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/districtplanreview.

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 gets notified.


We grouped the key draft changes that were out for consultation according to who they’d most likely affect - businesses, residential areas, the whole district (district-wide) and rural areas. To find out more about the key draft changes to the current District Plan, search by the below groups and find the results below.


  • District-wide matter: Quarrying

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    13 days 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

    2 months ago
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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

    13 days 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.




  • District-wide matter: Airfields, airstrips and helicopter landing pads

    13 days ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you agree that we should have more restrictive rules for helicopter landing pads in the Rural Zone if they want to continue without a resource consent? Have a say on the draft changes to current District Plan which affect airfields, airstrips and helicopter landing pads.




    Do you agree that we should have more restrictive rules for helicopter landing pads in the Rural Zone if they want to continue without a resource consent? Have a say on the draft changes to current District Plan which affect airfields, airstrips and helicopter landing pads.