Resource consents

The Christchurch City Council is responsible for processing resource consent applications (land use and subdivision consents) within Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.

The Housing and Business Choice Plan Change (PC14) contains the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) and other government-directed intensification provisions. Updates on this are available on our PC14 page. 

Applications for resource consent and building consent can’t be processed under the proposed rules until they have legal effect. This will occur after decisions on PC14 have been made and notified.

The operative District Plan provisions continue to apply in the meantime. 

Processing timeframes

As of 27 November 2023, the current timeframe for most applications to be allocated to a planner for processing is eight working days. 

To help minimise delays please ensure that your application is complete and includes all the necessary plans and supporting information. If you’re unsure about what you need to provide, check with our Duty Planner.

The planner will contact you once your application is allocated.

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