Selwyn District Plan Review

We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation in early 2020.

Following last year’s initial public consultation on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has done a lot of targeted consultation with affected landowners and stakeholders on more detailed draft rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities.

Most of the proposed detailed policies and rules for the Proposed Plan have now been drafted and consulted on. Anyone wanting to have a further say on the future District Plan and to see the detailed draft provisions will have the opportunity when the plan is notified for formal public consultation in early 2020.


What’s next?

At this stage the draft provisions are subject to change as staff work on refining them and getting them ready for the incoming Council to endorse early next year. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020 and be fully in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in mid-2022.

In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.


We’re on track to have the future District Plan ready for formal public consultation in early 2020.

Following last year’s initial public consultation on the general direction of the future Plan, the Council has done a lot of targeted consultation with affected landowners and stakeholders on more detailed draft rules and policies across a range of topics relevant to business, rural or residential communities.

Most of the proposed detailed policies and rules for the Proposed Plan have now been drafted and consulted on. Anyone wanting to have a further say on the future District Plan and to see the detailed draft provisions will have the opportunity when the plan is notified for formal public consultation in early 2020.


What’s next?

At this stage the draft provisions are subject to change as staff work on refining them and getting them ready for the incoming Council to endorse early next year. Following the endorsement, the Proposed Plan will be notified for consultation.

It’s expected that the Proposed District Plan will be notified for formal public consultation in early 2020 and be fully in place, subject to any Environment Court appeals, in mid-2022.

In the meantime, to find out more about the future District Plan, all reports developed during the review can be found on the Council’s website at www.selwyn.govt.nz/dprsi.


  • District-wide matter: Home-based business

    12 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.




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

    12 months 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.




  • District-wide matter: Managing geotechnical risk

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Do you know that we plan to identify and map areas in the district where known active faults lie and where damaging liquefaction is more likely to occur should there be an earthquake? Find out more about key draft changes to the current District Plan which manage geotechnical risk in the district.


    Do you know that we plan to identify and map areas in the district where known active faults lie and where damaging liquefaction is more likely to occur should there be an earthquake? Find out more about key draft changes to the current District Plan which manage geotechnical risk in the district.


  • Rural matter: Business in the Rural Zone

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Should any business be able to set up in the Rural Zone? Or should there be some restrictions to ensure only those businesses which are servicing rural activities and have a genuine need to be located within the Rural Zone, are allowed to locate there? See draft changes to the current District Plan which affect businesses in the Rural Zone.









    Should any business be able to set up in the Rural Zone? Or should there be some restrictions to ensure only those businesses which are servicing rural activities and have a genuine need to be located within the Rural Zone, are allowed to locate there? See draft changes to the current District Plan which affect businesses in the Rural Zone.









  • Rural matter: Rural density

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    How to best manage the concentration of housing and size of property in the rural areas of our district? Look at the proposed draft changes to the current District Plan which affect rural density.


    How to best manage the concentration of housing and size of property in the rural areas of our district? Look at the proposed draft changes to the current District Plan which affect rural density.


  • Business matter: Urban design for business and adjacent areas

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We're looking at changing a number of rules in the current District Plan which control how areas where business and residential or rural areas meet. Check out all the draft changes that we're now consulting on and have a say.

    We're looking at changing a number of rules in the current District Plan which control how areas where business and residential or rural areas meet. Check out all the draft changes that we're now consulting on and have a say.

  • District-wide matter: Earthworks

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    As part of the review of the current District Plan, we're looking at changing the volume threshold for earthworks activities from a per project-based limit to a site area or frequency of the activity limit. Let us know what you think about this draft change and other draft changes in relation to earthworks.




    As part of the review of the current District Plan, we're looking at changing the volume threshold for earthworks activities from a per project-based limit to a site area or frequency of the activity limit. Let us know what you think about this draft change and other draft changes in relation to earthworks.




  • District-wide matter: Signage

    12 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    What do you think about restricting signage that isn’t related to the site where it’s placed, for example, billboards, trailer-mounted signs and small advertising signs? Find out more about draft changes to current rules in the District Plan that manage signage, and have a say.




    What do you think about restricting signage that isn’t related to the site where it’s placed, for example, billboards, trailer-mounted signs and small advertising signs? Find out more about draft changes to current rules in the District Plan that manage signage, and have a say.




  • Rural matter: Wildfire risk

    11 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    To manage the risk of wildfire, we're considering introducing setbacks for planting new and replanting vegetation from existing principal buildings and vice versa. Find out more and have a say.



    To manage the risk of wildfire, we're considering introducing setbacks for planting new and replanting vegetation from existing principal buildings and vice versa. Find out more and have a say.



  • District-wide matter: Noise and vibration

    11 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    We're looking at increasing the night time noise limit in residential zones and reducing the day time noise limit in the Rural Zone. Find out more about draft changes to the current District Plan that relate to current noise and vibration rules and have a say now.





    We're looking at increasing the night time noise limit in residential zones and reducing the day time noise limit in the Rural Zone. Find out more about draft changes to the current District Plan that relate to current noise and vibration rules and have a say now.