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Rural

The Manawatū economy is heavily reliant on our versatile soils & the primary production sector. Increasing population growth in recent years has seen more and more lifestyle housing development throughout the rural environment.  

Check out the downloadable fact sheet below, which includes proposed changes, proposed zoning map, and information on what the current District Plan says.

Fact Sheet - District Plan Review Draft Proposals - The wider rural environment (376KB pdf)

How Do I Give Feedback?

We are keen to hear what you think. 

  • Do you support the zoning of Rural Production for the majority of the District?

  • How do we safeguard rural productivity?

  • Do you support the proposal to limit lifestyle subdivision across the wider productive area?

  • Are the minimum section sizes appropriate?

  • Are there other ideas for enabling rural innovation & diversity in the District Plan?

  • Is there enough housing variety (detached/duplex/lifestyle/etc) being provided in the Manawatū?

  • How do we protect versatile soils to ensure primary production continues into the future?

  • Should we limit development in known hazard areas (i.e. sea level rise, flood hazards, etc)?

Download the feedback form below, and return to districtplanreview@mdc.govt.nz, or to Manawatū District Council at 135 Manchester Street, Feilding.

Feedback Form - District Plan Review Draft Proposals - The wider rural environment (161KB pdf)

Or let us know what you think using the online form linked below:

Online Feedback Form - The Wider Rural Environment