Getting it right first time
You may be surprised at what needs resource consent – anything from simple earthworks to operating an Air BnB.
Whether your project is big or small, our Planners can help with:
- Feasibility Reports – due diligence
- Council pre-application meeting – discussing feasibility with Council to gauge support and identify any show stoppers
- Resource consent applications:
– Land use & subdivision consents
– Discharge to land, air or water permits
– Coastal permits
– National Environmental Standard Applications
- Preparing an Assessment of Environmental Effects Report
- Lodging and project managing the resource consent phase
- Abatement notices.
With detailed knowledge of the RMA and associated legislation, we work closely with councils across New Zealand. We also process consent applications on councils’ behalf. Contact our team today to get started.
Subdivision Consents explained
Subdivision consents can allow you to:
- Subdivide around an existing dwelling – perhaps with a new vacant lot to the rear, or with a new dwelling or dwellings for greater returns.
- Create titles around a new development for sale. This may involve relocating or removing an existing house.
- Subdivide a vacant site or relocate a boundary.
Subdivision consents are usually granted with conditions which relate to other approvals. These other approvals include building consents, engineering plan approvals, and certifications under sections 223 and 224 of the RMA.
You’ll need to obtain all necessary resource consents before you can subdivide your property, including any land use consents. Our team can explain this and more to you, get in touch to find out more.
A smart subdivision design will allow you to maximise your returns.
The subdivision process in a nutshell
1. Contact us and ask to speak to a planner.
2. We’ll arrange for a feasibility assessment to help determine:
– How many dwellings or lots you can create
– How they can be serviced for water, wastewater, stormwater
– How safe access and appropriate parking can be provided
– How this may affect your costs and profits.
3. Once we understand your objectives, our in-house surveyors and engineers work with you to determine the best layout for your subdivision – one that meets your budget and needs, and aligns with the potential of the site.
4. Our planners can then determine what information is required with your subdivision application.