The District Plan contains rules about different types of activities in different parts of the district. Anything not permitted by the Plan requires a resource consent, which will be for either a land use consent or a subdivision consent.
Any development, subdivision or other proposed use of a site must be assessed against the Council's:
Resource Consents Issued Recently (Last 3 months)
Resource Consents Received Recently (Last 3 months)
Application forms - including Temporary Event Management Plan forms
Activities that may require a resource consent are, for example:
Resource consent applications take 20 working days, provided all the necessary information is included and your proposed project does not need to be notified.
An application will follow one of three procedures; non-notified, limited notified or publicly notified.
The Council monitors projects it has issued resource consents for. It also investigates building work that may be breaching the District Plan rules by not having the necessary consents. If you are concerned a development may not comply with the District Plan, contact us as soon as possible.
You, or someone representing you - such as a builder, architect, surveyor or planning consultant - must complete a land use resource consent application form or subdivision resource consent application form, together with all the relevant information requirements and take, or post it, to the Council's Resource Consents team. The appropriate fee must be paid when lodging your application.
At a confidential pre-application meeting, you can have a discussion with a resource consents planner, and other technical officers (if relevant) before you submit your resource consent application.
We can help you through the resource consent process, discuss any potential issues and review your proposal before you finalise it. This meeting may save you time and money later. There is no fee for a pre-application meeting.
A pre-application meeting is highly beneficial for more complex projects, such as a large development or multi-unit housing. Other projects, such as building a new deck, may only require an over-the-counter visit with the Duty Planner. Just drop into the Civic Centre reception and ask to speak with the Duty Planner.
Contact us early on and we can advise if a pre-application meeting is for you.
If you’re the owner of a coastal property and thinking of constructing a seawall, please get in touch with us early on in your planning. You may need to apply for a building consent and/or resource consent for your work.
Council resource consent and building control staff will work with you to clarify what consents you need. The first step is a meeting to discuss your specific situation.
Note that in addition to Kāpiti Coast District Council consent(s), you may also need a Greater Wellington Regional Council coastal permit – see ‘Coastal permits’ in information sheet below.
Find out more in our information sheet:
Much of the Kāpiti Coast is low-lying and subject to flooding, ponding or drainage issues. We need to pay careful attendtion to how we develop and build in these areas, to make sure properties are protected from hazards, and that developments don't make flooding or ponding worse for others
The information sheet below provides general information on these issues. We strongly advise you to talk with us about your specific situation early in your planning, and that you consult your own professional advisers.
Find out more in our information sheet:
Please note: If an application does not contain all the necessary information, it will be returned for completion before processing begins.
Find out what you need to know about planning events on our Events page.
There is a fee for processing applications, and a deposit must be paid with your application.
Further cost may be incurred during processing, which are charged for after processing completion. In addition, compliance monitoring fees may apply for supervision of land use consents.
Refer to the fee schedule for information on the current rates:
All recent publicly notified resource consents are listed below.
There are also links to a copy of the public notice and submissions forms.
We are currently accepting submissions from the public on the following applications:
|Location||Date submissions close|
|No publicly notified consents|
The following applications have recently been publicly notified and the submissions period has now closed:
Publicly notified resource consents are included in a public notice in the Kapiti Observer newspaper published weekly on Thursday.
We monitor subdivisions and land use activities that resource consents have been issued for. We also investiage building work which may be breaching the District Plan rules by not having the necessary consents. If you are concerned a development may not comply with the District Plan, contact the duty planner as soon as possible on 04 296 4700 or email@example.com.
We also take enforcement action when required. The Enforcement Policy 2014 provides general guidance on how compliance, enforcement and prosecution matters are dealt with by the council.