At Establish, all of our people have personally been through the subdivision process in one way, shape or form and as such know what it's like to juggle the many moving parts.
In simple terms, the subdivision process involves the following key steps:
1. Resource / Subdivision Consent
2. Engineering Approvals / Building Consent
3. Survey Plan Approval - 223c certification
4. Section 224c certification
5. Lodgement with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ)
6. Certificate of Title Issued
RESOURCE / SUBDIVISION CONSENT
In addition to the general requirement for a consent application to include an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE), a subdivision consent application must also include: a topographical survey, a scheme plan and an infrastructure report. Other inputs such as a flood assessment and house plans may be required depending on the nature of the proposed development and the number of new lots sought.
ENGINEERING APPROVALS / BUILDING CONSENT
Engineering Approval is required for supporting infrastructure that will become part of the council's network such as stormwater and wastewater drainage, it is also required for common access ways and vehicle crossings. Building consents could be required for private drainage, retaining walls associated with access and site levelling.
SURVEY PLAN APPROVAL - 223C
A detailed survey plan which involves pegging the site boundaries is submitted to council in general accordance to the scheme plan approved under the resource / subdivision consent. The 223 certificate must be approved by council within five years from the date of issue of the resource / subdivision consent.
Once all the consent conditions have been met (provision of power, water, telecommunications, access etc.), you need to apply for a 224 certificate as confirmation. If works comply with council requirements the conditions will be approved. If works do no comply further works may be required.
LINZ AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
Certificates for 223 and 224 are submitted to LINZ by your solicitor. New Certificates of Title are issued for the Lots.