District Plan and Planning Documents

The District Plan has been operative since 1 December 2002. District Plans, which are a legal requirement under the Resource Management Act, place controls on land use and subdivisions. They specify particular environmental outcomes that Council should aim for.

This document contains the District Plan's policies and rules. The accompanying document contains a series of planning maps. Hard copies of both documents can be purchased from the Council.

Important Notice For All District Plan Users

Plan Change 55 is 'operative in part' from 16 August 2018 - to view operative in part PC55 - District Wide Rules please click here (18.7MB pdf).

Notification of Decision on Plan Change 60, 1 May 2017 - please check Plan Change 60 decision documents for provisions that must be treated as legally operative pursuant to Section 86F of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Please contact Council's consent planners on (06) 323 000 to confirm the status of Plan Change 60 provisions as they apply to your development or activity.

Updated: 16 August 2018

Operative District Plan

  Complete Document   40.7MB

Operative District Plan - Part 1 & Part 2

  Contents Page   350KB
  Cover Page, Public Information - Statutory Acknowledgements of the Crown   160KB

Part 1 - Reviewed

  Chapter 1: Introduction   840KB
  Chapter 2: Definitions   950KB
  Chapter 3: District-Wide Rules (3A: Network Utilities, 3B: Transport, 3C: Noise,
3D: Earthworks, 3E: Signs, 3F: Temporary Activities, 3G: Relocated Buildings)
  Chapter 4: Historic Heritage   860KB
  Chapter 9: Designations   790KB
  Chapter 10: Business Zones   8MB
  Chapter 16: Industrial Zones   2MB

Part 2 - Generation 1 District Plan

  Contents Page   340KB

Plan Strategy

  Section 1: Matters of Importance [DELETED PC55]   470KB
  Section 2: Significant Resource Management Issues   420KB
  Section 3: Heritage Values [DELETED PC46]   470KB
  Section 4: Managing Land Use Effects   1.8MB
  Section 5: Subdivision   890KB
  Section 6: Esplanade Management   690KB
  Section 7: Financial Contributions   480KB
  Section 8: Natural Hazards   1MB
  Section 9: Energy, Water Use, Air Quality   470KB
  Section 10: Utilities [DELETED PC55]   470KB
  Section 11: Cross-Boundary Issues   520KB

District Rules

  Rule A: General   680KB
  Rule B1, B2, B3: Residential, Village, Rural Zones   910KB
  Rule B4: Business Zone   450KB
  Rule B6: Recreation Zone   430KB
  Rule B7: Flood Channel Zones   470KB
  Rule B8: Manfeild Park Zone   470KB
  Rule B9: Special Development Zone   460KB
  Rule C1: Status of Subdivisions   440KB
  Rule C2: Zone Standards - Subdivision   670KB
  Rule C3: Esplanade Management   430KB
  Rule D: Financial Contributions   430KB


  Appendix 1: Heritage Places   870KB
  Appendix 2 [DELETED PC55]   370KB
  Appendix 3: Airports/Noise/Pg Farming   1MB
  Appendix 4 [DELETED PC46]   470KB
  Appendix 5: Rural Subdivision Nodes   730KB
  Appendix 6: Land Subject to Inundation   1.4MB
  Appendix 7B: Ohakea Height Control   750KB
  Appendix 8: Manfeild Park, Special Development Zones   1MB
  Appendix 9: Structure Plan Growth Precincts   670KB
  Appendix 10: Subdivision Design Guide   5MB

Statutory Acknowledgements

  Schedule 1: Statutory Acknowledgements   4.8MB

Zone Maps

  Zone Maps: Original   12.6MB
  Zone Maps: Feilding Town Centre   980KB
  Zone Maps: Industrial Area   6.5MB

(Important Note: The planning maps which apply to the Feilding Town Centre have been updated. For the most recent zone information please refer to the Feilding Town Centre maps above).

FAQs for The District Plan

Information about proposed changes to the Manawatu District Plan

Information about adopted changes to the Manawatu District Plan

State of the Environment

The Council also monitors the state of the environment in the District, click here to view the State of the Environment Report.

All documents on this page are in PDF format Adobe Document, click here to download a free reader.