Leasing or buying Council land
To lease the land, you'll need to apply for an encroachment licence.
The Council may be able to sell the land if it is not needed for utilities, roads or footpaths. The process of changing the status of the land so it can be sold is called road stopping.
We recommend you get permission to lease or buy the land before you apply for your resource consent.
When you apply for a resource consent to build a structure like a car deck on road reserve, we assess the impact of your proposal on:
- neighbouring properties (for example, if it will shade other property)
- neighbourhood character (for example, the design and siting of your building or structure)
- vegetation (for example, any vegetation that may need to be removed).