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
- Contact our Planning team by emailing or calling us on (06) 278 0555 or tollfree on 0800 111 323
Fees and Charges (2020/21)
The Council does charge a fee for all reasonable and actual costs which it incurs in processing your application.
Council may elect not to charge a deposit for any particular planning application or service however we reserve the right to request payment in advance at Council's discretion, before performing any particular service.
|Time and Processing Fee per hour||$150.00|
|Resource Consent Monitoring per hour plus disbursements||$150.00|
|Consultancy Charges||Actual Cost plus 10%|
|Hearings Committee Chairperson (per hour)||$100.00|
|Hearings Committee Member (per hour)||$80.00|
|Independent Hearing Commissioner||Actual Cost|
|District Plan (hard copy)||$310.00|
|District Plan (compact disk)||$15.50|
How do I apply for a resource consent?
You can apply for a Resource Consent by downloading an application form below. You will be able to apply online very soon - watch this space.