Proposed Hastings District Plan

What is the Hastings District Plan?

The Hastings District Plan is a legal document which sets out our council’s policies and strategies for managing the use, development and protection of the natural and physical resources of the Hastings District.

The District Plan sets out the strategic direction and rules that manage land uses and subdivision in the Hastings District. All local councils are required to review their district plan every 10 years under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Hastings District has an Operative District Plan that was notified in 2003 and the Proposed Hastings District Plan that was notified on 9 November 2013.

The Proposed Hastings District Plan as Amended by Decisions on Submissions was notified on 12 September 2015, and applies to the whole of the Hastings District except for the Omahu Road North Industrial Zone. Submissions on this zone are still to be heard and involve submission numbers 76, 259,119,210 and 22, which can be viewed in the submissions index..

Where are we in the process?


Hastings District Council is reviewing the District Plan, the document which manages land use and subdivision within the District.

The plan aims to maintain a high standard for our environment, so that future generations will enjoy the same opportunities that we have today.

The review will be carried out over the next three years on a timeframe that will see it adopted in late 2013.