Operative District Plan 2004

Welcome to the online version of the Upper Hutt City District Plan. Upper Hutt City Council is required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991. 

View combined chapters District Plan 2004(PDF, 16MB)

This single version of the District Plan has been created to enable easier navigation of the document, and is useful if seeking to search the whole Plan. Please note: this version should not be relied upon as an exhaustive edition of the District Plan, with reference being made to associated chapters and Planning Maps.

This PDF of the District Plan was created on the 18th February 2020, and was the latest version of the Plan on that date.

It is recommended that you contact the Council and ask to speak with a Consents Planner before submitting your resource consent application. If you have a planning query please contact Council on 04 527 2169 or by email at askus@uhcc.govt.nz or by visiting the Council at 838-842 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt.

The District Plan is presented below in sections.

Common Seal(PDF, 306KB)
Update Schedule(PDF, 180KB)

Contents(PDF, 78KB)

Part 1 - Introduction contents page(PDF, 114KB)

Chapter 1      Introduction to the plan(PDF, 339KB)
Chapter 2      Definitions(PDF, 538KB)

Part 2 – Issues, Objectives, Policies and Methods


Chapter 3      Vacant (PDF, 62KB)
Chapter 4      Residential Zone(PDF, 233KB)
Chapter 5      Rural Zone(PDF, 174KB)
Chapter 6      Business Zone(PDF, 166KB)
Chapter 7      Open Space Zone  (PDF, 160KB)
Chapter 8      Special Activities Zone  (PDF, 141KB)
Chapter 8A    General Rules(PDF, 452KB)

General and city-wide

Chapter 9      Subdivision and Earthworks (PDF, 221KB)
Chapter 10    Financial Contributions  (PDF, 107KB)
Chapter 11    Heritage (PDF, 133KB)
Chapter 12    Landscape and Ecology   (PDF, 205KB)
Chapter 13    Water Resources (PDF, 144KB)
Chapter 14    Natural Hazards  (PDF, 188KB)
Chapter 15    Environmental Quality(PDF, 165KB)
Chapter 16    Utilities (PDF, 272KB)
Chapter 16A  Renewable Energy Generation(PDF, 296KB)
Chapter 17    Hazardous Substances and Waste Management (PDF, 173KB)

Part 3 – Rules and Standards(PDF, 87KB)

Zone rules and standards

Chapter 18    Residential-Zone-Rules(PDF, 4MB)
Chapter 19    Rural Zone Rules  (PDF, 466KB)
Chapter 20    Business Zone Rules  (PDF, 1MB)
Chapter 21    Open Space Zone Rules (PDF, 346KB)
Chapter 22    Special Activity Zone Rules  (PDF, 310KB)
Chapter 23    Rules for Earthworks(PDF, 319KB)
Chapter 24    Rules for Esplanade Reserves and Strip  (PDF, 142KB)
Chapter 25    Rules for Reserves and Leisure Facilities Contribution(PDF, 102KB)  
Chapter 25A  Vacant(PDF, 106KB)
Chapter 26    Rules for Heritage Features(PDF, 177KB)
Chapter 27    Rules for Notable Trees(PDF, 256KB)
Chapter 27A  Rules for Urban Tree Groups and Removal of Indigenous Vegetation(PDF, 4MB)
Chapter 28    Rules for Southern Hills Overlay Area and Protected Ridgelines(PDF, 170KB)  
Chapter 29    Rules for Water Bodies (PDF, 76KB)
Chapter 30    Rules for Utilities (PDF, 346KB)
Chapter 30A  Rules for Renewable Energy Generation(PDF, 197KB)
Chapter 31    Rules for Car Parking(PDF, 119KB)  
Chapter 32    Rules for Noise and Vibration(PDF, 299KB)  
Chapter 33    Rules for Flooding and Fault Band Hazards (PDF, 178KB)
Chapter 34    Rules for Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land(PDF, 137KB)

Part 4 – Appendices(PDF, 48KB)


Chapter 35    Vacant(PDF, 63KB)
Chapter 36    Schedule of Designations(PDF, 354KB)
Chapter 37    Roading Hierarchy(PDF, 88KB)  | Roading Hierarchy Map (PDF, 48KB)
Chapter 38    Access Design Standards and Criteria(PDF, 832KB)
Chapter 39    Wallaceville Structure Plan(PDF, 1MB)
Chapter 40    Mount Marua Structure Plan(PDF, 805KB)
Addendum    Statutory Acknowledgement Area(PDF, 930KB)

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.