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. 

You also need to check the coastal hazard provisions of the Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan, which still apply. Check out the provisions that still apply from these two plans.
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You can select 'search a property' below to see which District Plan zones and other notations apply to a property.

For any queries about the District Plan provisions or planning rules that might apply for a property, or resource or building consent processes, 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.

Christchurch District Plan

Find out about the zones, features and rules for the Christchurch district.

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.