You could call it Napier’s rule book. The Napier City Operative District Plan lays out the rules for Napier’s long-term development. At the same time, it considers impacts on the environment – with the aim of protecting and safeguarding it for our future generations. The District Plan gives guidance to property developers to make sure land and the surrounding environment is managed sustainably.
Under the Resource Management Act, Napier City Council has to review its District Plan every ten years. We’ve got a draft of the changes we’d like to make and now we want to know what you think of it.
The draft District Plan meets new requirements for the layout and standardised approach for District Plans across the country. These requirements were introduced by central government in 2019 through “National Planning Standards” as regulations under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
Key components of the new district plan format include:
For more information on each of these components, and guidance on how to determine which rules apply to your property, we have created a How to use the plan guide.
There are a few ways you can submit feedback on our e-plan. You can have your say on specific chapters and key points of the draft plan, or the whole thing! We have instructional videos to help with registering to use the e-plan and how to navigate around.
February 2019 – July 2021
6 August 2021
This event has been cancelled due to the change in COVID-19 Alert Level.
24 September 2021
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