Horowhenua District Council's main office will be closed for King’s Birthday. There are no changes to Monday kerbside collections.
View Council's Operative District Plan 2015, a revised and updated version of the Operative District Plan (1999).
There are provisions within the Horowhenua District Plan that require certain activities to comply with these documents incorporated by reference. The information available here includes engineering standards for subdivision and development.
Council commenced the review of its Operative District Plan (1999) in 2009. Background information including the process, timeframes and associated documentation for the review can be viewed here.
Proposed Plan Change 1 proposed the extension of the historic heritage buildings, structures and sites that are currently listed in Schedule 2 of the District Plan. It also included subsequent amendments to the District Plan. This Plan Change was authorised by Council at its meeting on 24 October 2018 to be made operative from 1 November 2018.
Proposed Plan Change 2 focused on amending a limited number of provisions in the Horowhenua District Plan (2015) which specifically relate to residential development. This Plan Change was authorised by Council at its meeting on 24 October 2018 to be made operative from 1 November 2018.
Proposed Plan Change 4 focuses on rezoning an area of land to the east of Levin. The area in question totals over 420ha and is currently zoned Greenbelt Residential (Deferred). Further submissions closed on 15 March 2021. The hearing of submissions will take place on 17-19 November 2021.
Proposed Plan Change 5 focuses on rezoning an area of land to the east of the existing Waitārere Beach settlement. Since the close of submissions and further submissions, two late submissions were received. Council is now calling for further submissions on the late submissions.