LGOIMA Request Details

Date Received:03/03/2022
Date Responded:
Requester Name:Emelia Ives
Organisation:Otago University
Requested Information:Subdivision and Resource Consent Process Questions

​Thank you for your request for information regarding resource consents

Please find the answers highlighted below. If there is any more specific information you require please do not hesitate to contact me.

How long does the process typically take to complete a subdivision (from once the council lodges an application until the final clearance Sec 224(c) certification)? Typically councils have 20 working days to issue a consent. If the consent is complex then an extension of time can be applied under the Resource Management Act which allows further time for processing. To the stage of 224  certification this will vary depending on how long the developer takes to undertake the work and have the certification signed off. I cannot give a timeframe for this as it is dependant on the developer completing the work.

How many people at the council are involved in the approval process? A planning team of 3 Consent Planners and a newly appointed Planning technician are involved in the processing of Resource consents at Manawatu District Council, along with input from the Land development team and private Planning Consultants.

How many subdivision applications do you process at the council on an annual basis? From July 2020 to June 2021 a total of 150 subdivision consents were received and processed by Manawatu District Council

What is the most challenging part of the process for you? Consultation and mediation to reach agreement with the numerous parties involved so that all concerns are addressed and a happy median reached while meeting the requirements of the Operative District Plan and the Resource Management Act

How much does the council typically charge in total during the process (ballpark range is fine)? A typical Sub Division consent can range from $1000 to $3000 however this can vary a lot depending on the size and complexity of the consent. This cost would not include development contributions if they are applicable