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Some councils offer non-regulatory pre-application processes.

They encourage developers to present, discuss and refine concept plans with the council before lodging applications for building or resource consent.

The benefits of this approach include:

  • the council becomes aware of the proposal early in its development
  • required levels of information can be outlined by the council
  • design concerns and shortfalls can be discussed before applying for consent
  • developers can apply for consent with more confidence of a positive outcome
  • speedier consent processing
  • fewer conditions and better understanding of consent conditions that are imposed
  • overall faster and cheaper consent process.