Proposed District Plan

Proposed District Plan

Proposed District Plan

New Plymouth District is changing. To keep up with these changes, we’re updating the District Plan. The Proposed District Plan makes it easy to know where you can build, where you can do business and the important features in our district that we need to look after for future generations. 

Submissions period

The proposed District Plan was publicly notified on 23 September 2019 with a submission period open until 22 November. See the public notice here. The submission period is now closed.  

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What's next?

We are now working through the submissions we received. Once we have summarised the feedback, we will call for Further Submissions where you can have your say on any of the submission points we received.  This is likely to be in early 2020. 


Process timeline 2019 summarising of submissions

Are there any rules that apply now? 

Most of the rules in the Proposed Plan will not come into effect until after the consultation process is complete and the final decisions on submissions are made.

However, some rules came into effect when the Proposed Plan was notified. These are generally rules that relate to the things we look after like significant historic sites, native bush and notable trees, and special waterbodies. 

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It is important you check the Proposed Plan before undertaking any changes to your property. You can contact us if you are unsure.