There are two types of resource consents administered by the Council: Land Use Consents and Subdivision Consents.
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.
For a general guide to Hauraki District Plan standards (in the Residential, Low Density Residential and Rural Zones) see:
- Standards for Residential Development (140KB)
- Standards for Low Density Residential Development (83KB)
- Standards for Rural Development (72KB)
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.
A Subdivision Consent is required for any subdivision of land, including cross-leases and unit titles.
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.
Phone 0800 734 834 from within the District or (07) 862 8609