About the District Plan
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; phone871 5000.
Councils are required to review the District Plan every 10 years. Hastings District Council has almost completed the appeal process that will bring the new Proposed District Plan (ePlan) into effect. Until that process has been completed, the Operative District Plan remains the official document, however the Proposed District Plan is the more up-to-date document and should be the document referred to for planning information.
The Proposed Hastings District Plan is available as an ePlan; providing users with a web-based interactive easy-to-use format. It can be viewed on most devices, though viewing on your phone is not ideal.
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.