Common Resource Consent Planning Topics
We frequently receive applications and inquiries for these types of activities. These information pages can assist you with the planning requirements to consider with your new building, project or activity.
If you already have a property in mind and know the planning zone and features that apply it will help you understand how some of these topics could apply to your specific situation.
If you'd like to find out more about a particular property and its zoning and features under the District Plan check out the District Plan Maps or our online mapping tool.
Coastal Land Hazard Areas
The Western Bay of Plenty District has a range of actual or potential natural hazards that will or may adversely affect human life, property or the natural environment.
Dwellings on Multiple Owned Maori Land
Find out more about dwellings on multiple owned Maori land such as resource consents and subdividing.
Given the amount of horticulture in the Western Bay of Plenty District, Council has developed rules and provisions within the District Plan for frost protection fans. Find out more.
Before beginning your home enterprise, it is wise to consult with Council to discuss your individual circumstances and ensure you meet all the criteria.
Housing and Accommodation
The District Plan provides for a range of different housing options throughout the Western Bay, depending on the planning zone a title of land in located within.
Ōmokoroa and Te Puke MDRS information
Housing rules, known as the Medium Density Residential Standards (or MDRS) are being introduced for Ōmokoroa and Te Puke.
Zoning is about the types of activities that you can carry out in a particular area and the standards those uses must meet to ensure that the area's environmental and amenity standards.
Rural Zone Rules
Find out more about the rules of zoning in rural areas.
All you need to know about subdivision rules.