Find out how to apply for a land use resource consent to carry out earthworks, and what you need to supply with your application.
A land use resource consent is required for land use activities that are not listed in the District Plan as Permitted Activities or if the District Plan specifically requires a land use consent for that activity.
This includes such things as:
The Napier City Council Operative District Plan sets rules and standards to manage the effects of activities, buildings and development on the environment. Resource consent applications will be considered under both the Operative District Plan and any relevant sections of the Proposed District Plan until the Proposed District Plan becomes fully Operative. During this period, you should check both the Operative and the Proposed District Plans to fully understand the planning rules for the district. Please note that there are rules related to earthworks in the Proposed District Plan which took immediate legal effect when the plan was notified.
What to include with your earthworks resource consent application:
1. Detailed plans, including:
2. An assessment of environmental effects (AEE) of the earthworks, including:
Earthworks on Contaminated Land
If you are planning to dig or disturb contaminated land for any reason, including testing, you need to notify us in writing before you start. To notify us, or find out if your land is potentially contaminated, call our duty planner on 06 835 7579 or send an email to email@example.com with your consent number and property address in the subject line.
If there is no way to provide digital copies of your plans or documents, visit our Customer Service Centre. Our staff will accept your documents for an additional charge. The charge covers costs involved with us scanning your documents into our digital consent system.
Call us on 06 835 7579 to speak with duty planner if you have questions regarding your application.
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