Subdivision resource consent clearance for electricity supply
Why do I need resource consent clearance for electricity supply?
A subdivision of land requires resource consent from the local district council.
As part of meeting local district council requirements for subdivision resource consent, they will require a resource consent clearance for electricity supply from your local lines network owner, in this case Northpower.
What is the purpose of a resource consent clearance for electricity supply?
The resource consent clearance is intended to ensure that:
- There is an electricity supply connection available where required.
- There is legal access to the reticulated electricity supply network.
- Efficient reticulation design is encouraged and installation is coordinated with other utilities.
- Properties without an electricity supply connection are identified with an encumbrance.
The resource consent clearance can also include provision that a telecommunications connection is available in areas that Northpower provides Fibre Optic Telecommunications reticulation.
How do I obtain a resource consent clearance for electricity supply?
Step 1: Send us a copy of the subdivision plans and we will provide details of the resource consent requirements (if any) for your subdivision.
NB: If electricity reticulation hasn’t yet been completed, you are welcome to contact Northpower Contracting to undertake the work on your behalf. northpower.com/application
Step 2: Once the subdivision has been completed, we will confirm that a satisfactory electricity supply has been provided and that any easements required are satisfactory. We will then issue the resource consent clearance.
NB: If the subdivision has been reticulated by a private contractor (i.e. not Northpower) we will require suitable installation documentation to confirm that the reticulation is satisfactory before we can issue the resource consent clearance.
What are the Whangarei and Kaipara District Council Subdivision Requirements for electricity supply to subdivisions?
Reticulated electricity and telecommunications supply shall be provided to the boundary of each lot.
However where land usage does not warrant an electricity supply or where it is uneconomic, a no supply encumbrance may be registered on the title.
Where applicable, electrical and telecommunications easements shall be registered over new and existing plant to ensure the security of supply.
Refer to the following for details on requirements:
- Whangarei District Council Environmental Engineering Standards, Section 8
- Kaipara District Council Engineering Standards, Section 10 Network Utilities
To apply for a resource consent clearance or for further information please contact Northpower.