A proposal may be exempt from requiring resource consent if it is a boundary activity and the written approval of the adjoining owners has been obtained. This is referred to as a permitted boundary activity.
A boundary rule is a rule controlling the size or position of a structure in relation to the boundary of an adjoining property. A permitted boundary activity can infringe more than one boundary rule.
If the infringed boundary is a public boundary (e.g. roads, rail corridors, waterways) it is not a deemed permitted activity.
Download the permitted boundary activity application form(PDF, 288KB).
For a proposal to be eligible for the permitted boundary activity process the following information must be provided:
You need written approval those owners of the site and owners of properties with infringed boundaries. You should use the notice of written approval form(PDF, 54KB). All owners of properties with an infringed boundary must sign the plans.
If your application is complete and the activity is permitted, we will confirm this in writing within 10 working days.
We are not able to request further information for this type of application. Incomplete applications will be returned, and need to be resubmitted in full. Submitting a complete application will help to reduce the time and cost involved in processing your application.