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.

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If 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.  You also need to check the coastal hazard provisions of the Christchurch City Plan(external link) and the Banks Peninsula District Plan(external link), which still apply.

The provisions of those plans that still apply are set out in this table(external link)

Please contact if you have any queries about the District Plan provisions. If you have queries about the review process that lead to the Christchurch District Plan, please contact

Use the property search

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

View the Christchurch District Plan

To understand the zones, features and rules for the Christchurch District.

Resource consents

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

Updates to the Christchurch District Plan

Amendments to the District Plan.