We’re reviewing and updating our District Plan to ensure it enables economic and residential growth while protecting the things that make Wellington special.

We had 1,034 submissions on the Draft District Plan with a wide range of views on a broad variety of topics. The submission responses have been analysed and key themes identified. This has been brought together in a detailed report and supporting summary.

Next Steps

The District Planning team will review all the submissions to understand what changes are needed as a result of the consultation feedback. Changes will also be made to some of the residential chapters of the District Plan as a result of the new government policy on medium density residential standards.

If councillors sign-off on the next stage of the District Plan review, the Proposed District Plan will be notified in July, with hearings scheduled for early next year. This is the formal, statutory phase of the District Plan review.