What is a Subdivision Consent?
Subdivision of land is a legal process, which influences the possible uses of land. Therefore a resource consent is required (the resource consent application form is also used for a subdivision consent).
In considering each application for a Subdivision Consent the Council takes into account the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Rangitikei District Plan, both of which address the matter of subdivsion. The Council will also ensure that adverse affects on the environment are identified and dealt with, that all works and services are installed to an appropriate standard and that the new sites are suitable for the intended use.
How do I apply for Subdivision Consent?
We recommend that you talk your proposal through with council staff (mainly the Council Planner) before you fill in the application form. You should also contact the Council if you are unsure as to what forms to fill out and what information to provide.
There are forms applicable to the Subdivision Consent process available on the website:
- Subdivision Consent Application - Form 9
- Summary of Subdivision Requirements
- Notice of Written Approval by a Person Affected by an Application for Resource Consent
- Change and/or Cancellation of Resource Consent Condition/s Application
You can find copies of all the above named forms on the Forms (A to Z) page of this site, either by clicking on the following link: Forms (A to Z) or going to the Forms (A to Z) page in the Council Services section.
The Council is required to prepare a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991. The Rangitikei District Plan became operative ion July 9 1999.
The District Plan is the primary document that manages land use and development within the Rangitikei District Council's territorial boundaries. The District Plan provides a single set of resource management provisions that apply to all rural and urban areas within the district territorial boundaries. Some of the provisions may affect you if you are wanting to build, subdivide or change the use of your land.
To view the District Plan please click on the following link: Rangitikei District Plan