A private plan change request has been lodged with Council to rezone land on the western side of the Leeston township - between High Street and Leeston Dunsandel Road and stretching out to Harmans Road.

The request seeks to rezone approximately 60 hectares of Living 1 (Deferred), Living 2 (Deferred) and Rural (Outer Plains) zoned land to a mix of Living 1 and Living 2. The requested change would largely adopt the existing provisions in the operative District Plan, but seeks minor amendments to remove policy related to the deferred status and include an ODP for the area. It also proposed to utilise the existing site sizes in the operative District Plan which provides for residential sections with an average minimum allotment size of 650m2 in the Living 1 zone and 5000m2 in the Living 2 zone. If approved, the plan change would result in the ability to provide for a total of 410 residential allotments – 380 in the Living 1 zone and 30 in the Living 2 zone.

The plan change seeks to lift the existing deferred status over 31 Leeston Dunsandel Road, 33-35 Leeston Dunsandel Road and part of Cochrane of Canterbury site at 125a High Street. These landowners were invited to participate in the plan change but did not wish to do so. However, as leaving the deferral over these sites is not considered good planning, the plan change includes these sites but does not seek to rezone them. The affected land owners are aware of this.

Update 20 February 2020

Submissions Closed

Public submissions on Plan Change 62 closed at 5pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020. The submissions will be made publicly available in due course. Once submissions have been summarised, the period for further submissions will be notified.

18 submissions were received in relation to PC62 and can be viewed below.

01 John and Juliet Angland  [PDF, 278 KB]
02 Alan and Janet Manning [PDF, 840 KB]
03 Rachael Prestidge [PDF, 60 KB]
04 Cochranes of Canterbury [PDF, 1314 KB]
05 Robert and Jean Milne [PDF, 1403 KB]
06 Christchurch City Council [PDF, 5109 KB]
07 Rachael Marriott [PDF, 852 KB]
08 Graham MacKenzie [PDF, 14 KB]
09 Katherine McQuillan [PDF, 14 KB]
10 Sharon Farrant [PDF, 15 KB]
11 Nicki Warren [PDF, 812 KB]
12 Toby and Lisa Pullen [PDF, 3804 KB]
13 Peter Martin [PDF, 14 KB]
14 Fire and Emergency NZ [PDF, 130 KB]
15 Environment Canterbury [PDF, 83 KB]
16 Ministry of Education [PDF, 216 KB]
17 Stuart and June McLachlan  [PDF, 761 KB]
18 Harts Creek Streamcare Group (Late) [PDF, 2784 KB]

Update 21 January 2020 – Public Notification

Plan Change 62 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting of 11 December 2019.

The Plan Change was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times newspaper on 21st January 2020.

Public Notice [PDF, 26 KB]

Any person may make a submission in support of or opposition to the plan change, or any part of it.  Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 19th February 2020.

Online Submission Form 5
PDF Submission Form 5 [PDF, 85 KB]

Submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF submission form.

Submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

After 19th February 2020, submissions will be summarised and made available to the public.

Update 6 December 2019

Council will consider if the plan change application should be accepted for notification at its meeting on 11 December 2019.

Report to Council on how to proceed with Plan Change 62 [PDF, 876 KB]

Update 3 December 2019 - Amended Application

The plan change application has been amended to incorporate the further information requested. The following documents supersede the original application documents received.

Application for Notification [PDF, 768 KB]
Appendix 01 Records of Title [PDF, 1046 KB]
Appendix 02 Outline Development Plan [PDF, 11711 KB]
Appendix 03 Transport Assessment [PDF, 1784 KB]
Appendix 04 Servicing Report  [PDF, 6820 KB]
Appendix 05 Geotechnical Investigation  [PDF, 2933 KB]
Appendix 06 Flood Hazard Assessment  [PDF, 16573 KB]
Appendix 07 Preliminary Site Investigation [PDF, 3843 KB]
Appendix 08 Assessment of Selwyn District Plan Objectives and Policies  [PDF, 263 KB]
Appendix 09 Mahaanui Kurataiao Consultation [PDF, 247 KB]
Appendix 10 Section 32 Evaluation [PDF, 258 KB]
Appendix 11 Assessment of Regional Policy Statement Objectives and Policies [PDF, 238 KB]
Appendix 12 Assessment of the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan [PDF, 184 KB]
Appendix 13 Assessment of the Land and Water Regional Plan [PDF, 166 KB]

Update 19 November 2019

In response to Council’s request dated 19 September 2019, the following material was received in response. The matters raised in the request for further information were satisfactorily addressed on 21 November 2019.

Applicants response to Council's request for further information  [PDF, 10366 KB]
Mahaanui Kurataiao Limited consultation report [PDF, 247 KB]

Updated 19 September 2019

The application has been reviewed and a request for further information was issued on 19 September 2019.

Further information requested [PDF, 277 KB]

Updated 27 August 2019

This application is currently being reviewed to ensure the information is adequate for public notification. Once this has been completed and any required information received it will be taken to Council to be considered for notification. If Council decides to accept the Plan Change it will be publicly notified and opened to submission.


The Plan Change request consists of the following documents:

Application for Private Plan change in a single file [PDF, 29814 KB]

Application broken into component parts:

Private Plan Change request -Leeston township [PDF, 740 KB]
Appendix 01 Records of Title   [PDF, 1047 KB]
Appendix 02 Outline Development Plan  [PDF, 2656 KB]
Appendix 03 Transport Assessment [PDF, 1669 KB]
Appendix 04 Servicing Report  [PDF, 1815 KB]
Appendix 05 Geotechnical Investigation [PDF, 2934 KB]
Appendix 06 Flood Hazard Assessment  [PDF, 15773 KB]
Appendix 07 Preliminary Site Investigation [PDF, 3844 KB] n
Appendix 08 Section 32 Evaluation [PDF, 239 KB]
Appendix 09 Assessment of CRPS Objectives and Policies  [PDF, 223 KB]
Appendix 10 Assessment of District Plan Objectives and Policies [PDF, 247 KB]
Appendix 11 Assessment of the Mahaanui Iwi Management Plan  [PDF, 160 KB]
Appendix 12 Assessment of the Land and Water Regional Plan [PDF, 151 KB]


If you have any questions, please contact Jocelyn Lewes, Strategy and Policy Planner, on (03) 347-1809 or e-mail pc62@selwyn.govt.nz