Subdivision Consents

Subdivision consent is a type of resource consent. All subdivision of land requires subdivision consent even if it's only a boundary adjustment.

Subdivision requires three stages of approvals from Horowhenua District Council. The three stages of approvals are:

  • Subdivision Consent - decision made to grant subdivision consent 
  • Section 223 approval - approval of the survey plan showing the new boundaries. This must be approved within five (5) years of the consent decision.
  • Section 224 approval - completion of any physical works required to complete the subdivision, such as installing new water and sewer connections. These works must be completed and approved by Council’s Development Engineer within three (3) years of the Section 223 approval. 

Example: You own a residential property which has a total area of 1012m2. You want to separate the backyard from the house and sell it. You'll require a subdivision consent to do this.

If you're considering subdivision you're advised to speak to both a surveyor and Council’s Duty Planner.  This will give you a good understanding of the steps and costs involved. You can also check the Horowhenua District Plan.