While we are still available for enquiries over the next few weeks, the period between 20th December and the 10th January is considered one working day under our legislation, processing will slow during this period. However, inspections and monitoring will take a break from the 22nd December till the 5th January. Spots are already filling up during this first week as they are limited until the full team are back on the 10th January. We would appreciate that all enquiries over this period be first directed through to the planning and building emails where they will be picked up by the team. Or if you wish to secure an inspection time then make a call to our contact centre ladies to book this in.
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 (2021/22)
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||$170.00|
|Resource Consent Monitoring per hour plus disbursements||$170.00|
|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.