The Stratford District Plan is a statutory planning document required under the Resource Management Act 1991. In basic terms, it describes the policies, rules and standards which cover the way in which land may be used within the Stratford District.
If you are wishing to subdivide or a start a new business venture or other activity in the District, then this document lets you know what requirements, if any, have to be met under the Resource Management Act. It is recommended that you speak with Council staff before carrying out any activity which may have to meet requirements under the District Plan.
The Plan is in two main parts:
- The plan document containing all of the policy statements, rules, standards and specific requirements. This includes the various activities allowed within each zone, the activities requiring Council consent and what information is required and matters to be considered when carrying out various activities.
- The planning maps showing the zoning of each part of the District as well as features such as protected areas, heritage sites and protected trees.