Old District Plans

District plans govern how land is used and developed.

The Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan, which have been in force since the 1990s, have been reviewed and a new Christchurch District Plan is nearing completion.  Until this new plan is fully operative any proposal for land use or development may need to be assessed against the provisions of more than one plan. 

The Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Amendment Order (No2) 2015 withdrew the Coastal Hazard provisions from the new plan from 15 October 2015. As a consequence of that withdrawal, the provisions of the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan that relate to coastal hazards continue to apply. The provisions of those plans that still apply are set out in this table(external link)

For help working out which plan to use please email the Duty Planner at dutyplanner@ccc.govt.nz.

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Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan

This is the proposed district plan as notified but amended by the decisions of the Independent Hearings Panel.

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Christchurch City Plan

This is the district plan for the area of Christchurch City prior to its amalgamation with the former Banks Peninsula District Council.

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Banks Peninsula District Plan

This is the district plan for the area of Banks Peninsula prior to its amalgamation with Christchurch City.