Instant Resource Consents - when you cannot meet separation
distances in the Residential Zone
An Instant Resource Consent is needed when you are building onto
your house or property and the new structure will be coming close
to a boundary shared with a neighbour. This is a common resource
consent that many people encounter when proposing to build a new
dwelling, extend an existing dwelling or build a new garage.
You will be required to obtain the written approval of the
owners of the property you are proposing to go closer to. The
written approval must be provided on Council's official written
consent form, and you must ensure that there are no other
non-compliances with the District Plan. You can also contact
the Duty Planner by calling us on 06 356 8199 or by coming in to
our Customer Service Centre on The Square, between 10.30am and
3.00pm during the week. The Duty Planner can help answer your
questions and give you the relevant forms.
When applying for an Instant Resource Consent, you must provide
accurate information and site plans to the affected persons (your
neighbours) clearly showing the dimension of the separation
distance of the proposed structure to the common boundary with them
so that the affected persons can understand what they are signing
for. They are required to sign a copy of the site plan.
If you are unsure who is considered an affected person or cannot
obtain written approval from the neighbours considered affected,
then please contact a Duty Planner who can advise you of the next
step to take.
The fee is $200 (GST incl) based on current fees and
If you need help or have questions with your planning or
building plans, just pop into our Customer Service Centre from
10.30am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday to speak to a Duty Planner and
Duty Building Officer.
It is always good to bring as much information regarding the
site you are talking about or details on what you are proposing to
Alternatively, you may wish to call us on (06) 356-8199 between
10.30am and 3.00pm to speak to the Duty Planner or Duty Building