The process of subdivision is lengthy and involves a number of parties including the applicant, a registered surveyor; the Council, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), Land Title Office (now part of LINZ) and solicitors. It can also require consultation with affected parties such as Transit NZ (when a site is accessed from a State Highway) and Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Planning and Land use
The Hastings District Plan sets out what sorts of land uses are allowed in the various zones of the district. Some activities require a resource consent, which is a formal council approval.