Please remember enquiries must be related to a possible resource consent enquiry please. If you are only wanting to know general setback requirements for an activity or building that does not need resource consent, please contact your local landowner liaison officer. You can find there details HERE.

Which form should I use?

 

Form list

Form 1A - Request for Setback Requirements

FORM 1A

Request for setback (from lines) requirements at a specific site for ‘sensitive buildings’ only.

 

Use this form if:

  • Do not have plans; and
  • Want to know setback requirements apply to your site for a proposed ‘sensitive building’ within 50m of a National Grid Transmission line/s.
  • Your site is NOT located next to a Transpower Substation. Please use Form 4 if located next to a substation.

Form 2A/2B - Request for Pre-Application Comments

FORM 2A

Request for pre-application comments on a ‘sensitive building’ that may require resource consent

Use this form if you:

  • Are proposing a new (or extension to an existing) ‘Sensitive Building’ within 50m of a National Grid Transmission line/s.
  • Have plans of the proposal; and
  • Do not have a resource consent application prepared; and
  • Are seeking comments/confirmation your proposal meets Transpower’s requirements before you apply for resource consent.

FORM 2B

Request for pre-application comments on a subdivision that may require resource consent

Use this form if you:

  • Are proposing a boundary adjustment or rural subdivision, that involves no physical works, except establishing a vehicle access road; and
  • Have a subdivision/scheme/concept plan of your proposal; and
  • Do not identify building platforms on the subdivision/scheme plan OR the building platform/s more than 50m away from the lines; and
  • Do not have a resource consent application prepared.

Form 3A/3B - Request for Comments, or Affected Party Approval on a Resource Consent Application

FORM 3A

Request for comments, or affected party approval, on a resource consent application for a ‘sensitive building’

Use this form if you:

  • Are applying to the council for resource consent for a new (or extension to an existing) ‘sensitive building’ within 50m of a National Grid transmission line.
  • Have plans of the proposal; and
  • Have a resource consent application (draft or final) for review; and
  • Seek comments or affected party approval from Transpower on the resource consent application.

FORM 3B

Request for comments, or affected party approval, on a resource consent application for a subdivision

Use this form if you:

  • Are proposing a boundary adjustment or rural subdivision, that involves no physical works other than establishing a vehicle access road; and
  • Have a subdivision/scheme/concept plan of the proposal; and
  • Do not identify any building platforms on the subdivision/scheme plan OR the building platform/s more than 50m away from the lines; and
  • Have a resource consent application (draft or final) for review; and
  • Seek comments or affected party approval from Transpower on the resource consent application.

Form 4 - Request for Comments on a Land use proposal (not covered by Forms 1-3 above)

FORM 4

Request for comments on a land use proposal not covered in Forms 1-3.

Use this form if:

  • You are proposing an activity, structure/ building (not sensitive) or subdivision (not covered by Forms 1-3) that requires resource consent; and
  • Have plans of your proposal;
  • Seek comments and confirmation your proposal meets Transpower’s requirements prior to applying for resource consent.

Before you complete an enquiry form...

Please ensure the lines or structures affecting your site are Transpower National Grid assets. To be sure, you can check your property HERE.

Please ensure you have the correct documents to attach. These documents will need to be in PDF format. You cannot submit an enquiry unless you provide all requested documents. Required documents are listed at the beginning of each form, which generally include:

  • A site plan and elevations (to scale) of your proposed building or subdivision; and
  • Details of any existing Transpower easements or consent notices attached to the certificate of title; and
  • Evidence of compliance with NZECP34:2001 requirements.

To obtain evidence of NZECP compliance, you will need to contact your local Transpower Landowner Liaison Officer. Click HERE to find them.

Alternatively, you can engage an electrical engineer to undertake an NZECP  clearance assessment for your proposal. Please be aware that this has a charge associated with it and Transpower engineers are required to formally review the assessment which can take several weeks. If you would like to pursue this option, there are specific consultants that can do these assessments. You can find these on the contacts page.

You can also find out which NZECP requirements apply for your site by submitting a generic enquiry via Form 1A. For substation setbacks however, please use Form 4.

Processing timeframes

Whilst we strive to respond to enquiries as soon as possible, response times will depend on the type and complexity of enquiry you are submitting. Approximate timeframes are listed below:

Form 1A Approximately 5-10 working days
Form 2A and 2B Approximately 10-15 working days
Form 3A and 3B Approximately 15-20 working days
Form 4 Approximately 10-15 working days

Please note that Pātai is not monitored outside of normal business hours, on Public Holidays, or during the RMA Christmas holiday period (20th December to 10th January in the following year).