National Planning Standards

The National Planning Standard 2. Regional Policy Statement Structure Standard requires Evaluation and Monitoring to be included as a chapter titled ‘monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the policy statement’ under Part 4 of Regional Policy Statements.

The National Planning Standards 5. Combined Plan Structure Standard requires Evaluation and Monitoring to be included as a chapter titled ‘monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of the policy statement’ under Part 5 of Regional Policy Statements and under Part 4 of Combined Plans.

The RMA does not require evaluation and monitoring information to be included in district or regional plans. The National Planning Standards leave it to the discretion of councils to determine where this information should be located in plans if councils choose to include it.