The purpose of the Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan is to help you to understand what the residential standards and terms mean for your own residential project. This guide covers the core standards you must meet to build a permitted development (i.e. does not require a resource consent).
The Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan is a supplementary resource. You’ll still be required to refer to the Unitary Plan to complete your project, but you can use this guide to get clarity and ensure you understand the new residential standards that are set out within the plan. Drop into an Auckland Council service centre and talk to a duty planner if you need further help with interpreting the standards.
Please note some of the Unitary Plan standards are under appeal, and may be subject to change.
See also, Auckland Design Manual www.aucklanddesignmanual.co.nz