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.

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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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

    3 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.





  • Residential matter: Housing development in the residential zones

    3 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.



    Have a view on how housing development in the residential zones, in particular type and density of housing, should be managed in the future District Plan? Then find out more about the draft changes to the current District Plan which we're now consulting on.