About the District Plan
The Resource Management Act 1991 requires local authorities to have a District Plan to manage the physical and natural environment.
The Hastings District 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; phone +64 6 871 5000.
From time to time parts of the plan will be subject to amendment via a Variation or District Plan Change.
Councils are required to review the District Plan every 10 years.
If you have any questions queries or feedback please email the Policy Team.
The Hastings District Plan is now available as an ePlan. It is the same plan with exactly the same information but in a web-based interactive easy-to-use format.
ePlan can be viewed on most devices, though viewing on your phone is not ideal.
ePlan makes it quicker and easier to find District Plan provisions that apply to a property. Simply type in the 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 including:
- a map-based interface
- allowing users to view the parts of the plan that are specific to a particular property
- information about any variations or appeals that apply to a site
- links allowing users to jump between references in the plan
- allowing 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)