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Last reviewed: Mon, 25 Mar 2013

District plans

District plans set down the framework for the management of land use and subdivision in a district.

The Christchurch City Council has begun the review of its district plan, incorporating the current Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan. For further information about the District Plan Review visit

District plans are prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991 by the Christchurch City Council. They define areas (zones) for residential or industrial activities, each with their own set of rules.

There are currently two district plans; the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan. At some point in the future these two plans may be merged into one.

Reflecting their different origins, the City Plan is available electronically as a separate set of detailed web pages, while the Banks Peninsula District Plan is available for download in PDF format.


Authorising Unit: Strategy Support

Last reviewed: Monday, 25 March 2013

Next review: Tuesday, 25 March 2014

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