What is a resource consent?
A resource consent is a written approval from council to use your land in a manner that does not comply with the rules of the District Plan, or is listed in the District Plan as an activity that requires a resource consent.
When is a resource consent required?
You will need a resource consent if your proposal is not in accordance with the District Plan. Some examples are:
- Building in close proximity to property boundaries
- Subdividing your property
- Building on a coastal property
- Relocating a building
- Establishing a business in a residential zone.
If resource consent is required for your project, you cannot start any building work until it has been granted.
There are a few ways to find out if your specific activity requires a resource consent:
View the District Plan to find out for yourself
Contact our Planning Team for help.
How do I apply for a resource consent?
Fees and Charges
The Council does charge a fee for all reasonable and actual costs which it incurs in processing your application. Click here for more information related to specific fees.