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Guidance for the Regional Policy Statement, Regional Plan Structure and Chapter Standards

Publication date:  September 2020
Publication reference number:  INFO 980

This guidance is intended to help you understand and interpret the Regional Policy Statement Structure, Regional Plan Structure and Chapter Standards. We updated this guidance in September 2020 to reflect feedback we received from councils that are implementing the planning standards.  We will continue to update this guidance with examples of how the planning standards work in practice in relation to regional policy statements and regional plans.