Just follow these steps:
- Use the Hutt City District Plan maps, to find the property affected by your proposal:
- Click ‘Street index’ to find the street in which your property is located. Note the ‘sheet number’.
- Go back to the index page and click ‘Urban map index’ or ‘Rural map index’ (whichever applies). Go to the sheet number that covers the area of your property.
- Zoom in to find your property, then use the legend at the bottom of the map to identify the ‘activity area’ for that location.
There’s a summary of the required density for each activity area, as well as the minimum ‘net site area’ (which excludes the right-of-way or driveway access) and the ‘shape factor’, which is the minimum area (clear of yard setbacks) that you can use to accommodate a house. Find out more about subdivision (PDF 96 kb).
Open the rules of the District Plan and select the relevant activity area document.
As you’ll see, the ‘Rules’ section in the activity area document specifies the activity classifications (permitted, controlled, restricted discretionary, discretionary, non-complying and prohibited). This'll help you to identify the types of activity you’re allowed to undertake and the type of resource consent for which you need to apply.
You can also get copies of the District Plan at all Hutt City libraries and at the consents counter at Council's main building, 30 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.
If you’d like help with finding your activity area and working out your activity classification, please get in touch – we’ll be happy to guide you through the steps. We can also advise whether you’ll need a building consent.