The Government has introduced national planning standards to make council plans and policy statements easier to prepare, understand and comply with. The first set of planning standards came into force on 3 May 2019. Since then some minor changes have been made and the standards have been updated with these changes.
National planning standards under the Resource Management Act 1991
In this section
The purpose, scope and content of the national planning standards explained.
The first set of national planning standards will improve the consistency of council plans and policy statements. This will make them easier to understand, compare and comply with.
Key aspects of the implementation process for the first set of national planning standards.
Information on the development of the first set of national planning standards.