Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual - LDM

The Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual becomes operative on 1 July 2019.

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The Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual (NTLDM) is an important document for delivering the shared goals for affordable and resilient asset management while balancing community expectations for our environment.

One set of standards for Nelson Tasman

The Manual replaces the Tasman District Council Engineering Standards 2013 and the Nelson Land Development Manual 2010, and provides one set of standards for the Nelson and Tasman region.

So what has changed?

We will be correcting some errors and do some clarifications on the LDM.

Have a look at the PDF below, and email with any feedback you may have on the alterations. Feedback on potential changes need to be in by 31 July.

These alterations will go into an update to the LDM 2019 and will become the pending 2020 LDM version.

Please note that the amendment summary is not final as there may be further changes.

Read the LDM amendment summary which is open for feedback. (pdf, 198 KB)

Read the Nelson Tasman Land Development Manual (pdf, 31 MB).


You can download the manual two ways. By chapter below

Chapter 1-Introduction (pdf, 633 KB)

Chapter 2-Qualifications, Process and Information (pdf, 1.3 MB)

Chapter 3-Definitions (pdf, 426 KB)

Chapter 4-Transportation (pdf, 8.5 MB)

Chapter 5-Stormwater (pdf, 10 MB)

Chapter 6-Wastewater (pdf, 2.3 MB)

Chapter 7-Water (pdf, 1.8 MB)

Chapter 8-Trenching and Reinstatement (pdf, 1.4 MB)

Chapter 9-Telecom and Lighting (pdf, 1.1 MB)

Chapter 10-Parks and Reserves (pdf, 1.3 MB

What's new?

Related guidance

Practice notes - Coastal and freshwater water inundation, stormwater bioretention and wetlands
Vertical datum

Background information

What's in the manual?
How was the manual developed?

Related pages

These standards applied before 1 July 2019. Consents approved before that date use these standards.