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Step-by-step guide to rehousing a policy statement and or plan under the National Planning Standards

Publication date:  November 2019
Publication reference number:  ME 1476

This guidance provides a step-by-step guide to ‘rehousing’ a policy statement and/or plan to be compliant with the National Planning Standards.

It has been informed by pilot projects we have undertaken using content in the Proposed Dunedin City District Plan and the Proposed Waikato District Plan. In addition, we have provided (see below) downloadable rehousing templates for district plans, regional plans and regional policy statements that you can populate for your rehousing exercise.

If you have any questions, see our recommendations on submissions reports and our guidance. If you still cannot find the information you are after, email us at

Rehousing templates to download

National planning standards district plan rehousing template

National planning standards regional plan rehousing template

National planning standards regional policy statement rehousing template