Will you be applying to build a new dwelling?
Will it be located along a State Highway?
If you are going to build a new dwelling on a State Highway there are new District Plan rules for achieving acceptable internal noise levels that may affect how you design the dwelling.
For further details see the Zone Development Standards of the District Plan for the Zone the dwelling will be located in;
Contact the Duty Planner 07 862 8609 or 0800 734 834 (from within the District) before commencing building design work.
The new rules apply in the Rural, Coastal, Karangahake Gorge, Residential, Low Density Residential and Township Zones.