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Request pre-application guidance
We offer individually tailored pre-application guidance for projects that need a resource consent, a building consent, or both.
You should know
Pre-application guidance meetings will continue this year until 18 December 2020.
There is currently very high demand for these meetings and we cannot guarantee your request will be scheduled for 2020.
We will restart pre-application meetings from 18 January 2021.
What you need to request pre-application guidance
As well as the completed request for pre-application guidance form, provide any:
- conceptual plans
- draft assessments of environmental effects
- other relevant information you have.
To ensure you get the maximum benefit from your pre-application guidance, and so we can prepare appropriately, it is important that you:
- let us know, in advance, about the topics or issues you would like to discuss
- provide us with as much detailed information as possible, even if your ideas are only conceptual.
Depending on information you give us, we may ask for input from other specialists, relevant to the project (urban designers or traffic engineers).
How to request pre-application guidance
We only accept online applications for pre-application guidance. If you are unable to apply digitally, visit one of our service centres for assistance in making your online application.
What happens next
A planner or building processor will contact you within five working days to discuss your request.
It's important that we have a clear understanding of your project, so we can involve the right specialists.
We will co-ordinate the input from the various specialists and send you the required guidance in writing.
If you feel there are issues that require further discussion in person, we can arrange to meet with you.
Follow up on your request
If it has been more than five working days since you applied, contact us on 09 301 0101.
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