Operative Online District Plan 2015


This page contains online versions of our Horowhenua District Plan 2015.

Purpose of the District Plan

Horowhenua District Council is required to have a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991. The main purpose of the District Plan is to ensure that land use and subdivision in the Horowhenua District are sustainably managed.

To help achieve this, the District Plan identifies zones (eg Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Rural) for different land uses in the Horowhenua District. Each zone has different objectives, policies and rules associated with it under the District Plan which are tailored to the land use and activities typical to that particular zone. There are also provisions in the District Plan that apply to all properties in spite of the zoning such as Hazardous Substances and Utilities and Energy.

Hard copies of the Horowhenua District Plan 2015 are available for inspection at Council's Service Centres and libraries in Levin, Foxton and Shannon. If you wish to purchase a copy of the District Plan please contact the Consents Team via phone on 06 366 0999. For information on understanding the Horowhenua District Plan, please contact the Consents Team on 06 366 0999.

Part D - Assessment Matters

Chapter 25 - Assessment Criteria(PDF, 334KB)


Part E - General Provisions

Plan Changes 1 and 2 became operative on 1 November 2018 and all changes have been incorporated into the Chapters below. Please contact the Duty Planner if you require further information. A full copy of the decisions is below:

Proposed Plan Change 2: Review of Residential Development Provisions - Decision(PDF, 7MB)
Proposed Plan Change 1: Historic Heritage - Decision(PDF, 4MB)
Chapter 26 - Definitions(PDF, 401KB)
Chapter 27 - Monitoring(PDF, 149KB)
Chapter 28 - General Provisions(PDF, 245KB)