Land Development

Overview

To support growth, we're here to assist businesses to navigate through Council standards and processes.

Development Process and Infrastructure Standards

The Subdivision and Development Principles and Requirements 2014 identifies industry standards, design guides and specifications to guide construction throughout the Horowhenua District. Engineering appendices are also referenced to help guidance of the standards and relates to specific areas. It is incorporated in the District Plan and is enforced under Rule 24 of the Plan.

Please contact us by email at enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz or call 06 366 0999 and ask to speak to a member of our Development Engineering Team.

Land Development Documents

The Horowhenua District Plan document refers to a number of external documents and standards. There are provisions within the District Plan that require certain activities to comply with these documents incorporated by reference.

Land Development & Subdivision

HDC Subdivision and Development Principles and Requirements 2014(PDF, 533KB)
Appendix One: Vehicle Crossings(PDF, 1MB)
Appendix Two: Stormwater Disposal to Soakpits(PDF, 512KB)
Appendix Three: Pumping Stations(PDF, 388KB)
Appendix Four: Working in Roads and Trench Construction(PDF, 1MB)
Appendix Five: As-Builts(PDF, 909KB)
NZECP 34:2001 NZ Electrical Code of Practice for Electrical Safe Distances(PDF, 583KB)
NZTA Planning Policy Manual (Version 1) Appendix 5B Accessway Standards and Guidelines(PDF, 1MB)
RTS 18 New Zealand On-road Tracking Curves for Heavy Motor Vehicles (August 2007)(PDF, 265KB)
Drinking-water Standards for New Zealand 2005 (Revised 2008)(PDF, 903KB)

Hazardous Substances

HSNOCOP 25 Existing Stationary Container Systems at Timber Treatment Facilities(PDF, 76KB)
HSNOCOP 44 Below Ground Stationary Container Systems for Petroleum – Design and Installation(PDF, 613KB)
HSNOCOP 45 Below Ground Stationary Container Systems for Petroleum - Operation(PDF, 588KB)
HSNOCOP 48 The use of Perchloroethylene in the Drycleaning Industry(PDF, 183KB)
HSNOCOP 50 LPG Compliance 100kg to 300kg(PDF, 354KB)
Land Use Planning Guide for Hazardous Facilities (MfE, 2002)(PDF, 2MB)

Land Development & Subdivision

The following documents cannot be viewed online for copyright reasons. Please contact Horowhenua District Council to arrange to see a copy of these standards.

  • NZS 4404:2010 Land Development and Subdivision Infrastructure
  • NZS 2772.Part 1 1999 Radiofrequency Fields Part 1 – Maximum Exposure Levels – 3kHz to 300GHz
  • AS/NZS 2890.1:2004 Parking Facilities Part 1: Off Street Car Parking

Noise & Vibration

The following documents cannot be viewed online for copyright reasons. Please contact Horowhenua District Council to arrange to see a copy of these standards.

  • ISO 140-5:1998 Acoustics - Measurement Of Sound Insulation in Buildings and of Building Elements - Part 5: Field Measurements Of Airborne Sound Insulation of Facade Elements and Facades.
  • ISO 717-1:1996 Acoustics -- Rating of Sound Insulation in Buildings and of Building Elements -- Part 1: Airborne sound insulation
  • AS/NZS 2107:2000 Acoustics-Recommended Design Sound Levels and Reverberation Times for Building Interiors
  • NZS 4303:1990 Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
  • NZS 6801:2008 Acoustics – Measurement of Environmental Sound
  • NZS 6802:2008 Acoustics – Environmental Noise
  • NZS 6803:1999 Acoustics – Construction Noise
  • NZS 6805:1992 Airport Noise Management and Land Use Planning
  • NZS 6806:2010 Acoustics – Road Traffic Noise: New and Altered Roads
  • NZS 6807:1994 Noise Management and Land Use Planning for Helicopter Landing Areas
  • NZS 6808:2010 Acoustics – Wind Farm Noise
  • NZS 4403:1976 Code of Practice for the Storage, Handling and Use of Explosives (Explosives Code)
  • AS 2670.1-2001 Evaluation of Human Exposure to Whole-body Vibration Part 1: General Requirements
  • AS 2670.2-1990 Evaluation of Human Exposure to Whole-body Vibration Part 2: Continuous and Shock Induced Vibration in Buildings (1 to 80 Hz) DIN 4150-3:1999 Structural Vibration Part 3: Effects of Vibration on Structures

Hazardous Substances

  • AS/NZS1596:2008 Storage and Handling of LP Gas
  • NZS 8409:2004 (HSNOCOP 3) Management of Agrichemicals HSNOCOP 31 Control and Safe Use of Fumigants HSNOCOP 42 Storage of Class 3.1 Substances in Retail Stores

Disclaimer

  • The standard drawings on this page will be withdrawn and/or updated at the sole discretion of Horowhenua District Council
  • Council may condition development applications based on Council’s standard drawings.
  • The standard drawings current at the time of construction are to be utilised by the person intending to undertake works.
  • Applicants may wish to consider alternative design outcomes from the standard drawings, however Council will only consider those that are certified by a Chartered Professional Engineer.
  • Council has not considered site specific requirements when producing these drawings.
  • Prior to the implementation of any drawings, a site-specific investigation is required by the person intending to undertake works.

Resource Consent Process

To find out more about the Resource Management Act process please visit the Ministry for the Environment - An Everyday Guide to the RMA webpage

Development Plan Approval Process

You can view our flow chart for the Development Plan approval process below.

Process Development - Plan Approval Process(PDF, 95KB).