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About District PlanMahere tiaki i ngā rawa me te whenua ā-rohe

Every Council must have a comprehensive District Plan. It shows what activities and development can and cannot happen in different areas across the district.

The Resource Management Act 1991 requires councils to have a District Plan to manage the physical and natural environment. The plan guides how the district’s land and resources can be used, developed or protected, in order to avoid or lessen the impact of any adverse effects.  It sets out the rules and standards for land uses in Hastings District.

If a proposed project does not meet these rules and standards, a Resource Consent is required. To find out more, contact Council’s duty planner.

At the 27 June 2024 Council meeting, a resolution was passed to make the Hastings District Plan fully operative (2015 decisions version with amendments in accordance with Environment Court consent orders). The online ePlan can be viewed via the button below.


The Hastings District Plan is available as an ePlan; providing users with a web-based interactive easy to use format.  It can be used on most devices using Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera browsers.  Viewing on your phone is not ideal.

View ePlan

Type in an address, or find the property on a map, and ePlan will automatically pull out what you need to know.

The ePlan has a wide variety of features:

  • a map-based interface
  • allows users to view the parts of the plan that are specific to a particular property
  • provides information on any variations or appeals that apply to a site
  • links that allow users to jump between references in the plan
  • allows users to click on highlighted words to see their legal meaning
  • a property summary which shows features in the District Plan that apply to a site (such as hazards or heritage features)

If you have any questions queries or feedback, or have difficulty accessing the plan, please email the Policy Team.


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