The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan

The Christchurch City Plan and the Banks Peninsula District Plan have been reviewed.

Proposals for a new plan were prepared and notified in three stages in 2014 and 2015 and hearings and decisions on these proposals have been completed by the Independent Hearings Panel.

Additional proposals

The Independent Hearings Panel directed the Council to prepare some proposals additional to those notified in 2014 and 2015.  These proposals are located under additional proposals.

View decisions

As decisions are made by the Independent Hearings Panel and become operative, they are included in the new Christchurch District Plan.

How are you affected by the District Plan?

Use the property search to see what zones, overlays (including natural hazard overlays) or designations are proposed relating to your property, then go to the relevant chapter to find out more about the proposed objectives, policies and rules that will apply to your property.

Another way to find out more about how your property is affected is to go straight to the planning maps to see what zones, overlays or designations are proposed for the area you are interested in.

Use the property search

Go straight to the planning maps

Please note
The property search function and the planning maps for this plan reflect the zonings that were notified and do not reflect any changes made to zonings or other features by decisions of the Independent Hearings Panel. 

To find the current zoning or other features affecting a particular property you should either refer to the planning maps and property search function of the Operative District Plan. If the zoning is not yet operative then reference should be made to the particular decision of the Independent Hearings Panel or contact the Duty Planner at