When you wish to build or use your land in a way that does not comply with the rules of the Waimakariri District Plan you need to get special permission, in the form of a resource consent.
The Resource Management Act 1991 deals with the inclusion, change or cancellation and review of resource consent conditions. It is the main law controlling the use of land, soil, water and air, as well as subdivision and noise.
Getting Help with your Proposed Development
The Council offers a Planning and Urban Design Forum to provide comment or recommendations on development relating to: Land use activities and subdivision proposals; new or re-developed buildings and structures; comprehensive developments and matters relating to urban design.
Forum provides an opportunity where developers and Council staff can
meet at an early stage to discuss key details and requirements related
to a proposed development.
To request a meeting with the Planning and Urban Design Forum, simply
contact the Council on (03) 311 8900 and ask for the Duty Planner or
email the Duty Planner.
Obtaining Service Plans
To obtain service plans in the Council's road reserve, contact beforeUdig. The beforeUdig service helps contractors to determine the location of any underground services before excavating.
Phone: 0800 248 344
For any service plans on private property, contact Customer Services.
Planning and Resource Consents
A planning and resource consent is required when you want to build or use land in a way that does not comply with the rules of the Waimakariri District Plan.