Land Use

Attend a pre-application meeting

You may need to attend a pre-design or pre-application meeting prior to lodging your resource consent application. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to facilitate communication between applicants and the council so that the applicant can make informed decisions about applying for consents, permits or licenses.

​Apply for a Resource Consent

You will need to apply for a land use resource consent if your proposed activity or structure does not fully comply with the relevant rules and standards in the Operative District Plan.

Apply for, change or cancel a resource consent

Development Contributions

Pursuant to the Local Government Act 2002 and Council’s Development Contributions Policy, all subdivision consents lodged with Council will undergo an assessment for development contributions. For general information on development contributions please refer to Council's website.

Prior to lodgement please contact Council's Development Contributions Team on (07) 838 6739 or DCO@hcc.govt.nz to determine whether a development contribution is applicable to your development and /or for an estimate of the development contributions charge.

Recent RMA Amendments 

Need to know more?

See our Guide to resource consents or talk to a Duty Planner, 8am-4.45pm Monday - Friday. 

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