Councils are required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA). The District Plan includes objectives, policies and rules that manage the adverse effects of activities on the environment with a focus on land use and subdivision activities. The New Plymouth District Plan became operative on 15 August 2005, and was reviewed between 2015 and 2019.
The Proposed District Plan was notified on 23 September 2019. Following submissions and hearings, the Proposed District Plan - Decisions Version was publicly notified on 13 May 2023. On 14 September 2023, the Council released the Proposed District Plan – Appeals Version.
From 26 June 2023, any rules that are not subject to an appeal must be treated as operative (and any previous rules as inoperative) in accordance with section 86F of the Resource Management Act 1991.
If a particular provision is shown in the Proposed District Plan - Appeals Version as subject to an appeal, the relevant provisions in the Operative District Plan 2005 may remain applicable (in addition to the Proposed District Plan - Appeals Version) until such time as that appeal is determined or withdrawn.
Updates of the Proposed District Plan - Appeals Version will be published to the ePlan, as and when is appropriate. Information on the progress of appeals can be found on the appeals page of our website.
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Page last updated: 02:12PM Thu 14 September 2023