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Resource Consents

The District Plan contains rules about different types of activities in different parts of the district. Anything not permitted by the Plan requires a resource consent, which will be for either a land use consent or a subdivision consent.

Any development, subdivision or other proposed use of a site must be assessed against the Council's District Plan.

Residential rules

Resource consent process

Resource Consents Issued Recently (Last 3 months)

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

Resource Consents Received Recently (Last 3 months)

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

 

Applying for a resource consent

Design review meetings (pre-application meetings)

Application forms - including Temporary Event Management Plan forms

Fees

Public notices  

Monitoring resource consents

Enforcement

Residential rules

Activities that may require a resource consent are, for example:

  • building a new deck close to a boundary
  • planning a new multi-level apartment building
  • setting up a work-from-home business
  • subdividing a property

Resource consent process

Resource consent applications take 20 working days, provided all the necessary information is included and your proposed project does not need to be notified.

An application will follow one of three procedures; non-notified, limited notified or publicly notified.

The Council monitors projects it has issued resource consents for.  It also investigates building work that may be breaching the District Plan rules by not having the necessary consents.  If you are concerned a development may not comply with the District Plan, contact us as soon as possible.

Applying for a resource consent

You, or someone representing you - such as a builder, architect, surveyor or planning consultant - must complete a land use resource consent application form or subdivision resource consent application form, together with all the relevant information requirements and take, or post it, to the Council's Resource Consents team.  The appropriate fee must be paid when lodging your application.

Design review meetings (pre-application meetings)

At a confidential pre-application meeting, you can have a discussion with a resource consents planner, and other technical officers (if relevant) before you submit your resource consent application.

We can help you through the resource consent process, discuss any potential issues and review your proposal before you finalise it.  This meeting may save you time and money later.  There is no fee for a pre-application meeting.

A pre-application meeting is highly beneficial for more complex projects, such as a large development or multi-unit housing.  Other projects, such as building a new deck, may only require an over-the-counter visit with the Duty Planner.  Just drop into the Civic Centre reception and ask to speak with the Duty Planner.

Contact us early on and we can advise if a pre-application meeting is for you.

Seawalls

If you’re the owner of a coastal property and thinking of constructing a seawall, please get in touch with us early on in your planning.  You may need to apply for a building consent and/or resource consent for your work.
Council resource consent and building control staff will work with you to clarify what consents you need.  The first step is a meeting to discuss your specific situation.
Note that in addition to Kāpiti Coast District Council consent(s), you may also need a Greater Wellington Regional Council coastal permit – see ‘Coastal permits’ in information sheet below.

Find out more in our information sheet:

 

Application Forms

  • Land use applications

Resource Consent Application Form - Land Use

Resource Consent Written Approval Form - Land Use

Land use application guidelines

  • Subdivision applications

Resource Consent Application Form - Subdivision

Resource Consent Written Approval Form - Subdivision

Subdivision application guidelines

  • Temporary Event Application Form and Management Plan

Please note: If an application does not contain all the necessary information, it will be returned for completion before processing begins.

Temporary Event Application Form and Management Plan 

Find out what you need to know about planning events on our Events page.

  • Approval for a Yard Encroachment (of a Building)

Building Consent Written Approval Form for Yard Encroachment

Fees

There is a fee for processing applications, and a deposit must be paid with your application.

Further cost may be incurred during processing, which are charged for after processing completion.  In addition, compliance monitoring fees may apply for supervision of land use consents.

Refer to the fee schedule for information on the current rates:

Notified resource consents

All recent publicly notified resource consents are listed below. 

There are also links to a copy of the public notice and submissions forms.

We are currently accepting submissions from the public on the following applications:

Location                                                           Date submissions close
No publicly notified consents  

The following applications have recently been publicly notified and the submissions period has now closed:

View notified resource consents here.

Public notices

Publicly notified resource consents are included in a public notice in the Kapiti Observer newspaper published weekly on Thursday.

Monitoring resource consents

We monitor subdivisions and land use activities that resource consents have been issued for.  We also investiage building work which may be breaching the District Plan rules by not having the necessary consents.  If you are concerned a development may not comply with the District Plan, contact the duty planner as soon as possible on 04 296 4700 or resource.consents@kapiticoast.govt.nz.

Enforcement

We also take enforcement action when required. The Enforcement Policy 2014 provides general guidance on how compliance, enforcement and prosecution matters are dealt with by the council.