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Proposed District Plan (PDP) 2012

Council decides on way forward for Proposed District Plan.

The Proposed District Plan (PDP) includes policies and rules regarding land use and subdivision for the whole Kāpiti Coast District. 

Rules with Immediate Legal Effect

Withdrawal of maps and provisions

Proposed District Plan documents

Rules with Immediate Legal Effect

Once the PDP becomes operative, it will replace the current District Plan, with the exception of provisions relating to coastal hazards for which parts of the operative District Plan will remain in force.  However, some rules in the PDP do have immediate legal effect. 

Rules that have immediate legal effect are those protecting:

  • Historic heritage
  • Areas of significant habitats of indigenous fauna, and
  • Areas of significant indigenous vegetation. 

Other provisions will only come into effect once submissions have been evaluated, hearings held, and necessary changes made.

Amended list of rules with immediate legal effect

When the PDP was notified in November 2012, a list of rules having immediate legal effect under section 86B(3) of the Resource Management Act 1991 were included in Chapter 1, Introduction and Interpretation.

The Independent Review found that the list included a number of rules that technically did not meet the requirements for immediate legal effect. 

Based on the recommendations from the Independent Review, an amended list of rules was adopted by the Regulatory Management Committee on 2 October 2014. The main amendments to the list are:

  • removal of rules pertaining to contaminated land
  • clarification that the rules apply to scheduled heritage sites and buildings rather than just historic heritage
  • removal of some of the vegetation rules - but those applying within ecological sites and to rare and threatened vegetation still have effect.

The rest of the PDP rules will have legal effect once decisions are made on submissions to those rules and notified.

Amended list of rules with immediate legal effect

Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation - Amended
Chapter 1 Introduction and Interpretation of the PDP has been updated to reflect the amended list of rules. 

For details about the legal effects of rules in Section 86B of the RMA 1991, visit the NZ Legislation website.

Withdrawal of maps and provisions

As previously advised, based on the recommendations of the Independent Reviews of the PDP, the proposal to withdraw the maps and provisions relating to:

  • Coastal Hazard Management Areas,
  • hazardous facilities,
  • and references to priority areas for restoration was adopted by the Regulatory Management Committee on 2 October 2014 and publicly notified on 30 October 2014.

The PDP, updated using struck through text to reflect the withdrawal of text, is available here.

Updated PDP maps with withdrawal layers are available in Volume 3 of the PDP.

For details about the withdrawal of whole or part of proposed district plans in Schedule 1 Section 8D of the RMA 1991, please visit the NZ Legislation website.

Further documents relating to the withdrawal of provisions

Public Notice - withdrawal of provisions 30 October 2014

List of affected provisions and PDP chapter page numbers

Council has updated the summary of submissions on the Proposed District Plan to identify which submission points have been affected by the withdrawal of provisions. Some submission points effectively fall away now that the provisions to which they relate have been withdrawn, while other submission points may be partially affected. If you have lodged a futher submission on these matters it will also be affected. Council has annotted the summary of submissions so that submitters can see how this affects them. Submitters affected by these withdrawals will receive a letter from council.

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Proposed District Plan documents

Amendments made since the PDP was notified on 29 November 2012 have been incorporated into the Plan using strikethrough versions.

The notified PDP 2012 is also available on CD or hard copy on request.

Proposed District Plan 2012

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Related Links

Proposed District Plan Process FAQs 
Submission Summaries 
District Plan Review  
District Plan Review Timeline 
Way forward for Proposed District Plan
District Plan 
Resource Management Act 1991 - Ministry for the Environment website