Before you apply, you need to get written approval from the owners of the property you are proposing to go closer to.
How to apply
Fill out the affected persons approval form below and submit it with a copy of the site plan, signed by your neighbours. You also need to check that there are no other non-compliances with the District Plan. You can check the District Plan yourself, or talk to a duty planner.
Make sure you give your neighbours accurate information and site plans so they know what they are approving. For example, clearly showing the dimensions of the structure you are proposing and the distance between it and the shared boundary.
If you’re not sure who is an affected person or can’t get written approval from your neighbours, contact a duty planner on 06 356 8199 or visit our Customer Service Centre on the Square between 10.30am and 3pm during the week. It’s always good to bring as much information as you can about the site you’re talking about, and details about what you are proposing to do.
What it costs
See the planning fees and charges booklet at the bottom of the page.