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Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual

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The Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual 2019 became operative 1 July 2019.

Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual

The new manual will replace the current Nelson City Council Land Development Manual (2010) and the Tasman District Council Engineering Standards (2013).

The draft NTLDM has been structured so as to separate mandatory requirements from good practice. Mandatory requirements are the minimum standards that are required to be achieved for different development activities. For Nelson, some of the mandatory matters are also referenced as rules in the NRMP. The referencing occurs where the standards are necessary to meet NRMP environmental outcomes.

The draft NTLDM:

Takes a regional approach to the design of our residential and business areas which provides consistency and certainty to the Nelson and Tasman communities and the developers and contractors that operate within the Regions, creating a more efficient process and lifting Council performance; and

Ensures the quality of assets that vest in Council are of a standard that the community can depend on and benefit from critical infrastructure providing safe and smart transport, water, wastewater, stormwater, flood protection and reserves and open space; and

Provides a means to give effect to our resource management plans to ensure that development results in a healthy environment and resilient community.

Practice Notes

For enquiries email Lisa Gibellini, Team Leader City Development,