The District Plan provides a framework of objectives, policies and rules and other methods for managing the future use and development of land across the District and is prepared to deliver the Council’s functions under the Resource Management Act 1991.
The District Plan has rules and standards that any subdivision, development or land use is required to comply with. Every property is within a Zone, which reflects the land uses sought in that area e.g. Residential, Rural, Business zones, and within each zone there are rules that determine whether you need resource consent to undertake an activity or development.
The District Plan may affect you whether you want to develop or change the use of your property or your neighbour proposes works close to your boundary. Some examples of development that may be affected by the District Plan include:-
- Construction of an extension to your house
- Subdivision of your land into smaller parcels
- Setting up a business on your property
- Signage for your business
- Clearance of indigenous vegetation to allow for irrigation
From this page you can access the following
Partly Operative Ashburton District Plan
The Council published its decisions on submissions on the proposed District Plan on 14 November 2012 and the appeal period on the Plan has now ended with the majority of the Document being considered as Operative. You can read the Plan, as well as about the develop, submissions and associated decisions, by clicking the link above.
You can also read about appeals on decisions associated with the Plan as these result in some provisions being considered to be non operative.