New Application Types
The ‘New’ application types are the best place to start if there hasn’t already been any planning approval given for the proposed activity someone is looking to carry out.
Land Use – s88 RMA
Use this application type if you are proposing an activity that is unable to meet all the rule requirements of the District Plan. Example: Building a new home in a flood zone.
Subdivision - s88 RMA
Use this application type if you are proposing to subdivide land including a unit title, cross lease or freehold subdivision. Example: Creating a new residential lot or adjusting property boundaries.
Fast Track consent (Land Use consent for a controlled activity) – s88 RMA
Use this application type if you are proposing a land use activity that is identified as a controlled activity within the District Plan. Example: An additional dwelling on a property zoned Residential
Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity – s87BA RMA
Use this application type if you are proposing a structure that is located or sized within a boundary rule (e.g. setback or overshadowing), no other District Plan rules are breached and you have the necessary written approval from the neighbouring property. Note: this does not apply to boundary setbacks with public boundaries. Example: An extension to a home that will be located within the 1.5 metre yard setback with a neighbouring property.
ROW Approval – s348 LGA
Use this application type if you are creating a right of way over land that will be registered on a record of title. Example: A new access to a property over the neighbours property.
Certificate of Compliance - s139 RMA
Use this application type if your activity complies with all rules of the District Plan and any relevant National Environmental Standards. Example: Seasonal worker accommodation on a property in the Post Harvest zone.
Existing Use Rights - s139A RMA
Use this application type if you have an established activity that doesn’t have a resource consent to operate but was otherwise lawfully established at some prior time. Example: Two dwellings on a site when the current District Plan only allows one dwelling per site
Outline Plan of Works – s176A RMA
Use this application type if you are carry out some works or a project on a site such as a school, treatment plant, power station that has been designated in the District Plan. Example: A new classroom block at a primary school
Notice of Requirement – s168 RMA
Use this application type if you are a Requiring Authority and proposing to designate land in the District Plan for a specific purpose. Example: A new school or highway
Easement cancellation or amendment – s243 RMA
Use this application if you have an easement registered on the record of title e.g. a right to drain or convey water under s243 of the RMA for a property that you wish to remove or amend. Example: a new subdivision will provide a new water supply so the existing water easement is no longer required.
National Environmental Standard – NES
Use this application type if you trigger a rule within a National Environmental Standard. A National Environmental Standard Regulation is a set of rules separate to the District Plan which are applied across the country and administered by the Council. There are currently 5 different NES regulations i.e. plantation forestry, contaminated soils, etc.
Outline Plan Waiver - s176A(2)(c) RMA
Use this application type if you consider the works or project being undertaken on a designated site such as a school, treatment plan or power station do not need Outline Plan of Works approval. Example: Interior works to a school classroom building
Compliance Certificate (Liquor) - s100(f) Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act
Use this application type if you need to provide confirmation with your liquor licence application that the business premise meets the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991. Example: A café applying for a liquor license so alcohol can be sold to patrons.
Deemed Permitted Marginal / Temporary Activity - s87BB RMA
Use this application type if you consider the activity proposed creates only a marginal or temporary non-compliance with a rule of the District Plan and Council could consider it to be a permitted activity.