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Planning forms and guides

Planning application forms, brochures, checklists and guides are available here in .PDF format.

Application forms

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Boundary Activity Notice Application Form (PDF, 528.8 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for a deemed permitted boundary activity.

Boundary Activity Written Approval Form (PDF, 59.9 KB, new window)
If you have been asked to sign this form, it will be because your neighbour is applying for a deemed permitted activity and they require your written approval.

Certificate of Compliance (PDF, 487.1 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for a Certificate of Compliance.

Change or cancellation of a resource consent condition application form (PDF, 486.0 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for a change or cancellation of a resource consent condition.

Existing Use Certificate (PDF, 495.0 KB, new window)
Use this form to formalise existing use rights.

Extension of Lapse Period (s125 of the Resource Management Act 1991) (PDF, 104.7 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for an extension to the lapse period of a resource consent.

Hail Property Search Application Request (PDF, 458.4 KB, new window)
Hail Property Searches will take up to five working days to complete.

Heritage Fund Application Form. (PDF, 1.4 MB, new window)
Use this form to submit your funding application.

Marginal or Temporary Activity Notice Application Form (PDF, 107.4 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for a deemed permitted marginal or temporary activity.

Outline Plan of Public Work, Project, or Work to be Undertaken on Designated Land (PDF, 484.4 KB, new window)
Use this form to apply for an Outline Plan on designated land.

Remission of development contributions application form (PDF, 465.1 KB, new window)
Use this form when applying for remission of your development contributions.

Request for Reconsideration of Development Contributions (PDF, 460.3 KB, new window)
Use this form to request reconsideration for development contributions.

Resource Consent Affected Persons Written Approval Form (PDF, 489.4 KB, new window)
Any proposal to do something that is not a Permitted Activity in the Dunedin City District Plan requires a Resource Consent. If you have been asked to sign this form, it will be because your neighbour proposes to do something that is not a Permitted Activity, and therefore their proposal requires a Resource Consent.

Resource consent application form (PDF, 520.2 KB, new window)
Use this form when applying for resource consent.

Resource Consent Monitoring Request (new window)
Use this form to request a Resource Consent Monitoring inspection

Significant tree maintenance or emergency works application form (PDF, 474.6 KB, new window)
Use this form if you wish to apply for consent to carry out work on a significant tree.

Brochures, checklists and guides

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Ministry for the Environment - Resource consent process for non-notified applications (new window)
This flow chart shows the resource consent process for non-notified applications.

Ministry for the Environment - Resource consent process for notified/limited notified applications (new window)
This flowchart shows the resource consent process for notified/limited notified applications.

Assessment of Environmental Effects (PDF, 216.6 KB, new window)
This brochure details the process for assessing the environmental effects of your application.

Drafting Guideline (PDF, 523.3 KB, new window)
The Drafting Guideline is to assist anyone wishing to prepare a private plan change request.

Earthworks Consent checklist (PDF, 88.4 KB, new window)
This check list has been produced to assist you in the preparation and lodgement of your earthworks resource consent application.

Fund for maintaining significant trees (PDF, 2.8 MB, new window)
The fund has been established in recognition of the contribution the trees make to the amenity and environmental quality of the city.

Guide to Iwi consultation in the resource consent process. (PDF, 39.1 KB, new window)
This brochure has been produced in consultation with Kai Tahu ki Otago. It is a guide to the consultation process that applicants need to be aware of.

Hearing process guide for resource consent applications (PDF, 214.1 KB, new window)
Guide to the hearing process for Resource consent applications.

Heritage Fund brochure. (PDF, 595.1 KB, new window)
This brochure outlines background, requirements and purpose of the Fund.

Land use resource consent checklist (PDF, 113.6 KB, new window)
This check sheet is to assist you in lodging a complete resource consent application and to avoid delays in processing. Please return this check sheet with your completed application.

Landscape Management Guideline 1: Landscape Management Areas (PDF, 580.1 KB, new window)
This guideline is the first of a set of three landscape management guidelines for Dunedin City. Guideline 1 contains information on the Landscape Management Areas identified in the Dunedin City District Plan.

Landscape Management Guideline 2: Rural Land Use Activities (PDF, 797.4 KB, new window)
This guideline is the second of a set of three landscape management guidelines for Dunedin City. Guideline 2 deals with rural land use activities.

Landscape Management Guideline 3: Rural Subdivision and Development (PDF, 807.7 KB, new window)
This guideline is the third of a set of three landscape management guidelines for Dunedin City. Guideline 3 deals with rural subdivision and development issues.

Monitoring resource consents (PDF, 188.1 KB, new window)
Information on how resource consents are monitored.

NES for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil (PDF, 171.7 KB, new window)
This brochure contains information for landowners and developers.

Pre-application consultation (PDF, 205.4 KB, new window)
Pre-application consultation is essentially a free, risk reducing, negotiating first step to preparing an application.

Private Plan Change Process (PDF, 44.2 KB, new window)
Any person may request a change to the operative part of a District Plan.

Resource consent charging guide (PDF, 57.2 KB, new window)
This brochure explains the Council's policy for resource consent charging, details what we do and do not charge for, and gives suggestions on how you can reduce the costs of your resource consent application

Resource consent guide to actual application costs (PDF, 24.5 KB, new window)
It hasn’t been possible to update since 2016 but the time spent processing each application type still provides a good estimate of possible processing costs.

Signage resource consent checklist (PDF, 27.9 KB, new window)
This check sheet is to assist you in lodging a complete resource consent application and to avoid delays in processing. Please return this check sheet with your completed application.

Silt and Sediment Control (PDF, 1.3 MB, new window)
This guide outlines a range of measures to reduce erosion and sediment discharge to our waterways, harbour and coastal waters.

Subdivision resource consent checklist (PDF, 43.1 KB, new window)
This check sheet is to assist you in lodging a complete resource consent application and to avoid delays in processing. Please return this check sheet with your completed application.

Tree work resource consent checklist (PDF, 26.8 KB, new window)
This check sheet is to assist you in lodging a complete resource consent application and to avoid delays in processing. Please return this check sheet with your completed application.

Written approvals of affected persons brochure (PDF, 204.4 KB, new window)
This brochure explains how Council determines who, or if anyone, may be adversely affected by a proposal.

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