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Our current Selwyn District Plan was made fully operative on 3 May 2016. You can find the Operative Selwyn District Plan* online. Our new Proposed District Plan* was publicly notified on Monday 5 October 2020.

The Resource Management Act requires councils to review all operative provisions of a district plan every 10 years. A review of Selwyn’s Operative Plan began in 2015 and the Proposed Selwyn District Plan was publicly notified on Monday 5 October 2020. All land use and subdivision activities need to be considered under both the Operative and Proposed District Plans until all of the relevant Proposed District Plan provisions become operative.

Some proposed rules have been in effect since the Proposed District Plan was notified. These are rules addressing aspects like listed historic items and their settings, notable trees, Sites and Areas of Significance to Māori, and significant areas of biodiversity. In these cases, resource consent may be required under either or both the Operative and Proposed District Plans.

The Proposed District Plan was expected to become operative at the end of 2022. With the variation to the Proposed District Plan (notified on 20 August 2022), it is now expected that the Proposed District Plan will become operative in late 2023, subject to any Environment Court appeal (on the notified Proposed District Plan only). During this period, you should check both plans to fully understand the planning rules for the district.

*(Important note: Operative ePlan doesn’t work in Internet Explorer browser. It works best in Google Chrome but also in Edge, Safari or Firefox browser. Don't have Chrome? Download Chrome. Once you’ve installed it, make sure you copy and paste into the Chrome browser window as clicking the link from the email will still take you to Internet Explorer if it’s been set up as your default internet browser. You can find information on how to change your default browser at Chrome support.)