Check if you meet the criteria
If you're building or extending your home, you may be able to apply for a "deemed permitted boundary activity" instead of a resource consent if:
- the only District Plan rules your project infringes are boundary rules – for example, the building recession plane – and no other District Plan rules are infringed
- none of the infringed boundaries are public boundaries – for example, a park or a road, and
- the neighbours who share the infringed boundary have given their written approval.
What are boundary rules?
Boundary rules are rules in the District Plan that relate to your property's boundaries. They include rules about:
- recession planes – how high a structure can be in relation to the boundary
- yard setbacks – how far from the boundary you can build a structure
- decks more than 1.5 metres above ground level built near boundaries
- fences and retaining walls.
If your proposal infringes rules relating to site coverage or maximum height, you'll need to go through the standard resource consent process.
Note: If you're not sure whether a rule is a boundary rule or not, you can contact a planner on 04 801 3590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the boundary rules for each area?
These rules only apply in the following areas identified within the District Plan. Some rules within the Utilities chapter of the District Plan are also considered boundary rules.