It is Council's intention through the 'Relocated Houses'
provisions of the District Plan to ensure that houses are
reinstated to a reasonable standard of external appearance and
You will also need a PIM (Property Information Memorandum) and
Depending on whether the site is zoned Residential or Rural, the
new location will need to comply with the Bulk and Location
requirements of that zone. The requirements for the
Residential Zone are contained within the Residential Bulk and
Location brochure or for the Rural Zone - please see
Section 9 of the District Plan.
What do I have to do for a Relocated House resource
A resource consent for a relocated house is treated in the same
manner as a resource consent application. You will need to
provide the following:
- Site plan at 1:100 scale showing the location of the house
- Elevation plans showing the house and floor plan
- Photographs of the house to be relocated
- A Building Officers report detailing how structurally sound the
building is and what upgrade work is needed. If the house is
coming from outside of Palmerston North, the applicant needs to
arrange for a Building Officers report, where normally a building
inspector from that local Council can provide the necessary
information. Check with the local Council where the house is
coming from. If a house is being shifted within Palmerston
North, a Building Officer from the Palmerston North City Council
will inspect the house as part of the resource consent
- Details of the removal of any trees which will be necessary to
get the house off its existing site.
- Cash bond assessed at time of application.
A cash bond is required to be paid prior to the house being
moved to a new site. You will be informed of the amount as a
condition on the resource consent. The amount of the bond is
assessed by a Building Officer to cover the cost of reinstatement
work and will vary depending on the state of the house. For
example, a condition may be imposed on the resource consent
requiring that the exterior is painted, or make good all exterior
cladding, joinery, roofing, spouting etc.
Depending on the site history, if there will be multiple houses
on the site or if there is a proposed subdivision, a Development
Contribution may be payable.