Selwyn District Plan Review

Selwyn District Council notified the Proposed Selwyn District Plan for public consultation in October 2020. Submissions on the Proposed Plan closed 11 December 2020.

Key matters that are managed by the District Plan include:

  • Land zoning and subdivision – managing how land use change can occur and where urban growth is located.
  • Reverse sensitivity issues for managing conflict between land uses (including things like noise, light, standards for sensitive activities.
  • Provisions for buildings and structures (such as glasshouses, packhouses, worker accommodation and crop protection structures)
  • Storage and management of hazardous substances.
  • Protection of special features,  landscapes and sites of significance.

HortNZ reviewed the proposed Plan,  consulted with growers and lodged a submission in the best interests of growers. The submission is attached below (under 'More information').

The Council will be holding hearings from August 2021 onwards - these are an opportunity for submitters to speak to their submission and provide supporting evidence.


Note: With the exception of rules relating to - Historic Heritage, Notable Trees, Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori, Significant Natural Areas, indigenous vegetation clearance, EIB Management Overlay and Natural Character (see more here) - the rules in the notified plan do not legal effect, until there is a 'decision' version of the plan and the operative Selwyn District Plan continues to apply.