Can I subdivide my land?

To be able to subdivide your land, big or small, you need to meet the requirements of the Council’s District Plan. Amongst other things, it details what is allowed to take place with regard to land development within the confines of the City or District. Depending on the complexity of the subdivision the Regional Council, New Zealand Transport Authority, Heritage NZ and local Iwi (to name just a few) may also have to be consulted and may have certain requirements around land development in your area. Under the Resource Management Act 1991 all subdivisions require resource consent and this is the first step in the subdivision process. Just because you don’t meet all the rules and requirements in the District Plan does not automatically mean you can not subdivide, it just means there will be more hoops to jump through! The best first step for any one wanting the definitive answer to this question is for us to undertake a feasibility report on the subdivision. This allows us to prepare indicative development plans, discuss with the Council planners and engineers, obtain costings for the construction work and prepare a very detailed report and quote. Sometimes the answer to ‘can I subdivide my land?’ could be a simple yes, however there is a lot more to think about when embarking on this type of project and we can outline for you the risks and rewards for your development. Click here for more information on our feasibility reports or contact us to discuss further.

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