Pre-Application Meetings for Resource Consent

​​Pre-application meetings enable us to efficiently process your resource consent application.

Pre-design meetings

Pre-design meetings are held to give applicants the opportunity to meet with Council staff, prior to a pre-application meeting to discuss a development proposal in the "pre-design" phase.  

This "design- scoping" phase for a development proposal may include arranging for potential applicants to attend a Council Urban Design Panel Meeting where advice is given on the ways that the design elements of a proposal might be improved.

​Pre-application meetings

Pre-application Meetings are held so that Council Officers can discuss a development proposal and the reasons why resource consent is required, prior to lodgement.

The effects of the proposal can also be discussed, in addition to the potential parties considered to be affected, and the expected process that will occur once an application for consent is lodged.

Apply for a pre-application meeting

Pre-application close down period

Please note that the last day for pre-application meetings for 2017 will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017, and therefore requests for a pre-application meeting need to be received by council before the close of business 30th November 2017.

The first  day for pre-application meetings for 2018 will be held on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and therefore requests for a pre-application meeting can be lodged from 19th January 2018.


Contact the Planning Guidance Duty Planner, 7.45am - 5.00​​pm Monday - Friday
Phone 07 838 6699​​​​

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