Upper Hutt City Council District Plan 2004

The District Plan is the main document that manages land use and development within Upper Hutt. It contains rules that may affect you if you are preparing a land use proposal or development. See the section ‘About the District Plan’ for more information.

Decisions on plan changes recently notified:

 Plan Change Decision Notified End of Appeal period
 42 – Pinehaven and Mangaroa Flood Hazard Extents   11 April 2018  24 May 2018
45 – Signs  8 June 2018 The hearing for Plan Change 45 has been scheduled for 8 May 2019. Council officers have prepared a hearing report (s42A report) in advance of the hearing which can be found on the PC45 page.

PLEASE NOTE: Notified provisions therein have legal effect and must be applied along-side the Operative District Plan. Each plan change will become fully operative after the close of the appeal period, 5 days after council notifies the operative date, subject to no appeals being received. Any queries should be forwarded to the Upper Hutt City Council Planning Department by calling 04 527 2175 or emailing mailto:planning@uhcc.govt.nz 

“Please note the appeal period for ‘PC42 – Pinehaven and Mangaroa Flood Hazard Extents’ has closed and two appeals were received. Please refer to the Plan Change 42 page for further information.”

The District Plan is presented below in sections.

Part 1 – Introduction

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Update Schedule

Contents page

Chapter 1      Introduction to the plan
Chapter 2      Definitions

Part 2 – Issues, Objectives, Policies and Methods  


Chapter 3      Vacant
Chapter 4      Residential Zone
Chapter 5      Rural Zone
Chapter 6      Business Zone
Chapter 7      Open Space Zone 
Chapter 8      Special Activities Zone 
Chapter 8A    General Rules

General and city-wide

Chapter 9      Subdivision and Earthworks
Chapter 10    Financial Contributions 
Chapter 11    Heritage
Chapter 12    Landscape and Ecology 
Chapter 13    Water Resources
Chapter 14    Natural Hazards 
Chapter 15    Environmental Quality
Chapter 16    Utilities
Chapter 16A  Renewable Energy Generation
Chapter 17    Hazardous Substances and Waste Management 

Part 3 – Rules and Standards

Zone rules and standards

Chapter 18    Residential Zone Rules
Chapter 19    Rural Zone Rules  
Chapter 20    Business Zone Rules 
Chapter 21    Open Space Zone Rules 
Chapter 22    Special Activity Zone Rules 
Chapter 23    Rules for Earthworks 
Chapter 24    Rules for Esplanade Reserves and Strip 
Chapter 25    Rules for Reserves and Leisure Facilities Contribution 
Chapter 25A  Vacant 
Chapter 26    Rules for Heritage Features
Chapter 27    Rules for Notable Trees
Chapter 27A  Rules for Urban Tree Groups and Removal of Indigenous Vegetation 
Chapter 28    Rules for Southern Hills Overlay Area and Protected Ridgelines 
Chapter 29    Rules for Water Bodies
Chapter 30    Rules for Utilities
Chapter 30A  Rules for Renewable Energy Generation
Chapter 31    Rules for Car Parking 
Chapter 32    Rules for Noise and Vibration 
Chapter 33    Rules for Flooding and Fault Band Hazards 
Chapter 34    Rules for Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land

Part 4 – Appendices


Chapter 35    Vacant
Chapter 36    Schedule of Designations
Chapter 37    Roading Hierarchy | Roading Hierarchy Map
Chapter 38    Access Design Standards and Criteria
Chapter 39    Wallaceville Structure Plan

Part 5 – Planning Maps

Planning Maps Introduction

To access individual maps, click on one of the following map indexes, then click on the numbered map square you require.

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Last updated on 11 Apr 2019