District Plans are prepared under the Resource Management Act. They set down the framework for the management of land use and subdivision in a district. They define areas (zones) for residential or industrial activities, each with its own set of rules.
The two operative district plans - the Christchurch City Plan (which applies to land in the area controlled by the City prior to amalgamation with Banks Peninsula District Council) and the Banks Peninsula District Plan (applying to land within the former Banks Peninsula district) are now being reviewed. Click here to view the Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan. The end result will be one district plan representing Christchurch City and Banks Peninsula - called the Christchurch Replacement District Plan.
The Christchurch Replacement District Plan is being built progressively as decisions are made by the government appointed Independent Hearings Panel, complete an appeal period and then become operative. To get a complete view of the district plan for Christchurch, you need to view the operative district plan (either the Christchurch City Plan or the Banks Peninsula District Plan) in conjunction with the new Christchurch District Plan.