The District Plan explains how Council will manage development within the District. It sets out the activities you can do as of right, what activities you need a Resource Consent for and how certain activities may be carried out. The District Plan covers things like:
- Construction or extending a building.
- Subdividing land.
- Putting up a sign.
- Changing the use of a building.
The current version of the District Plan became fully operative on 24 December 2014.
Policies and Rules
The table below shows the Policies and Rules of the District Plan.
The Rules are used to determine whether an activity, (eg, building or extending a house or rural shed) requires Resource Consent or is a Permitted Activity (no Resource Consent required).
To establish if an activity is Permitted you need to check both:
- The relevant Zone Rules (eg, the Residential or Rural Zone Rules) Check the District Plan Maps if you are unsure what zone you are located within.
- The ActivityRules where relevant (see table below).
|DP||District Plan Overview||View|
|DI||District Wide Introduction||View|
|TW||Tangata Whenua of the Ruapehu District||View|
|Policies and Rules|
|AR||Active Reserve Zone||View||View|
|CA||Heritage Conservation Area||View||View|
|IV||Indigenous Vegetation and Habitats of Indigenous Fauna||View||View|
|ML||Tangata Whenua Values and Maori Land||View||View|
|NL||Outstanding Natural Features and Landscapes||View||View|
|PA||Protected Areas Zone||View||View|
|RP||Riparian Management and Public Access||View||View|
|SW||Surface of Water||View||View|
|TI||Transport, Infrastructure and Car Parking||View||View|
|US||Urban Settlement Zone||View||View|
|4||Schedule of Heritage Buildings and Sites||View|
|5||Schedule of Heritage Conservation Areas||View|
|6||Schedule of Heritage Trees||View|
|8||Maintenance of an Historice Site and Areas of Significance to Maori||View|
|9||National Park Alpine Design Features||View|
|10||National Park Viewshaft||View|
|11||Kowhai Structure Plan||View|
|12||Relocated Building Pre-Inspection Report Template|
|13||Relocated Buildings - Bond||View|
District Plan Maps
Not all of the Ruapehu District is the same. Some activities are better suited to certain areas. To address these differences, Council has divided the District and, in some cases the towns, into Zones (eg, Residential, Industrial, Rural, etc).
The District Plan Maps enable you to establish the zoning of a site and any specific features (eg, Heritage Buildings or Outstanding Landscapes).
There is a variety of other Regulations that need to be considered with certain applications. Information is provided on some of the more common Regulations that may need to be considered when you are undertaking a development (eg, National Environmental Standards (NES), the Regional Plan, Building Consent and Environmental Health).
Please contact our Environmental Planners if you would like to purchase a copy of the District Plan or require further information.