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 these are not met, a resource consent will be necessary. To find out more contact the Council’s Duty Planner.
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 contact 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.
E-Plan can be viewed on most devices, though viewing from your phone is not ideal.
E-Plan 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 E-Plan has a wide variety of features including:
- a map-based interface
- the ability 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 that can jump between references in other parts of the Plan
- click on highlighted words to see their legal meaning
- a Property Summary which shows the Plan provisions that apply to a site (such as hazard areas or heritage features).