If your proposal is a boundary activity you may qualify to apply for a Permitted Boundary Activity. This is a faster and cheaper process then a resource consent.
When you can apply
In order to qualify for a Permitted Boundary Activity you will need to demonstrate that you have one or more infringement/s of only boundary rules and you have the written approval of the neighbour/s of the infringed boundary/boundaries.
When you can’t apply
If any part of the application is for a boundary activity and you cannot get written approval from the neighbouring owners you will need to apply for a standard resource consent (land use).
Also you cannot apply if you are building close to a public boundary. A public boundary includes a boundary with any of the following:
- a public road or walkway
- a public open space
- a stream, river, or lake
- the coast
- an esplanade reserve or strip
- any other reserve
- any land owned by council or the crown (e.g. public schools).