Christchurch District Plan

The Christchurch District Plan is now operative. Note that it will also be necessary to consult the coastal hazard provisions in the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan.

Christchurch District Plan logoIf you are building or making changes to your property, including how you use your property, check the Christchurch District Plan (external link)to find out whether what you are doing is permitted or requires a resource consent. Search a property(external link) to see which District Plan zones and other notations apply to a property.

You also need to check the coastal hazard provisions of the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan, which still apply.
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National Environmental Standards issued by the Government override any provisions in the Christchurch District Plan that conflict with or duplicate them.  Refer to Additional provisions below.

For any queries please contact our duty planner on 03 941 8999 or email

Search a property

Find out which zone or features relate to a property, then check the relevant chapter to find out what rules apply.

Changes to the District Plan

Find out what changes have been made to the District Plan and what stage they are at.

Resource consents

Find out about the resource consent process, including application forms and guidance on common topics.