This page contains information about Outline Plan of Works, how to apply and and the process for granting permission.
3/03/2015 8:19 a.m.
An Outline Plan of Works is required where public work or a building is to be constructed on a designated site. The District Plan outlines the specific requirements that relate to each designation.
The public can only make a submission when the requiring authority’s initial request is publicly notified.
Preparing your application
A range of supporting information is required to be included with an application. The pages listed below will give you guidance on compiling this information.
District Plan Changes
Contaminants in Soil
Assessment of Environmental Effects
If your proposal includes any building work, you may need to obtain a building consent too.
Where land development involves the creation of infrastructure (ie roads, water and wastewater systems etc), our Environmental Engineering Standards set out the minimum acceptable levels for engineering design.
Guidelines and Standards
We recommend that you talk to us in the early stages of planning your proposal and before submitting your application. It's an opportunity to discuss your proposal and any planning matters which may affect processing of your application.
Applying for an Outline Plan of Works
Our detailed guidance notes explain the supporting information which you need to include with your application.
Resource Consent Application Guidance Notes [280kb]
When you have compiled all the necessary information, complete the application form and attach the information to it.
Outline Plan of Works Application [230kb]
Assessment of Environmental Effects Form [103kb]
Processing an Outline Plan of Works
We will process your application within 20 working days. Timeframes may be extended if you need to provide further information at any stage during the process. The 'processing clock' is stopped until you have provided this information.
Checking your application
Our customer services staff will do the initial check of your application to make sure it has been fully completed, the necessary information is included and sufficient copies have been supplied. If not, the application can't be lodged and we will let you know the reasons why.
Our planning staff will then do a preliminary planning check to make sure your application meets the RMA regulations. If the application is accepted, an advance fee/deposit is payable at this point.
A member of our planning team will visit the site and prepare a report with recommendations, which is then considered by a senior planner.
We will assess your application for Development Contributions. Follow the link below for further information about our Development Contributions Policy and how contributions are calculated.
When the Development Contributions assessment is complete, the consent is issued. We will send the decision and an invoice for any additional charges which may have been incurred to the applicant or the agent, if one has been engaged.
Cost of an application
We charge an advance fee which is intended to cover most of the actual and reasonable costs associated with processing any application. Where the costs exceed the advance fee, they will be invoiced once a decision on the application is issued. Additional costs may be invoiced where ongoing monitoring or compliance checking is required.
Fees and Charges
If we engage an external consultant, their fees are added to your costs together with a 5% management fee which is applied to each invoice.