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There are two types of resource consents administered by the Council: Land Use Consents and Subdivision Consents.

In addition there is a certification regime administered by Council for "Boundary Activities".

Land use Consents

A Land use Consent is required when you have a proposal to carry out an activity, or construct a building in a way that is not permitted by the District Plan. There are two options - either to comply with the planning standards by amending your proposal, or you may choose to apply for a resource consent.

Subdivision Consents

Subdivision Consent is required for any subdivision of land, including cross-leases and unit titles.

See: Subdivisions

If you are considering subdividing or want to know if it is possible on a particular piece of land, it is best to contact a Planning Officer at Council to discuss the proposal. They can give you an indication of the rules in the District Plan that apply to your situation.

Permitted Boundary Activities

A Permitted Boundary Activity may be applied for when you want to build a structure that will be closer to your neighbour than the District Plan rules allow, e.g. within the side or rear (other) yard requirement or through the daylight control/daylighting envelope.

Note:

  • It cannot be applied for if the adjoining land is public - e.g. roads, reserves, crown land.
  • It cannot be applied for if your proposal requires a resource consent under any other District Plan rule. 

Two District Plans

Note that two District Plans apply: the Hauraki District Plan, and the Franklin District Plan (applicable to anyone who lives in the area of Hauraki District previously in the Franklin District).

For a general guide to Hauraki District Plan standards (in the Residential, Low Density Residential and Rural Zones) see:

Refer to the Hauraki District Plan for standards applying to other zones.

Refer to the Franklin District Plan for standards applying to the Franklin area.

Also see:

Application Form

Please note: Forms 9 and 9A will open with Adobe Acrobat Reader and can be filled in on screen to be saved or printed. We recommend you update to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to ensure the form retains the data you type in. Otherwise the form may save as a blank and lose your work. The latest version of adobe Acrobat Reader can be found at https://get.adobe.com/reader 


Subdivision Consents

A Subdivision Consent is required for any subdivision of land, including cross-leases and unit titles.

See: Subdivisions

If you are considering subdividing or want to know if it is possible on a particular piece of land, it is best to contact a Planning Officer at Council to discuss the proposal. They can give you an indication of the rules in the District Plan that apply to your situation.


Further Information

See also:
The District Plan
Do you Need Planning Advice?

Phone 0800 734 834 from within the District or (07) 862 8609