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All Saints Church additions and alterations

We've received a resource consent application for works at the iconic Palmerston North church. Submissions are now closed, but you can read about the proposal here.

Photo shows the iconic brick church which is a listed heritage building.

Palmerston North City Council has received an application for resource (land use) consent for additions and alterations (including partial demolition) of the All Saints Church building. The church is a Category 1 Heritage Listed building located at 338 Church Street, Palmerston North.

Submissions closed on 12 August 2020. We received 100 submissions.

Main components of the works

  • Partial demolition of a portion of the existing church building, including the removal of the existing baptistery
  • The addition of a new lobby and reception area with a curved canopy and glazed frontage to Church Street
  • Seismic upgrade and repair to the existing building
  • A new accessible entrance into the main space of the church
  • Construction of a new roof of the church
  • Construction of new entrances and a new covered walkway along the western edge of the church, serving a new office space on the western boundary of the site
  • Landscaping to integrate the overall design to the street and public realm, including works within legal road.

Further details about the application are provided in section 2.3 of the applicant’s Assessment of Environmental Effects. This should be read in conjunction with the proposed plans submitted with Appendix C of the application. A ‘walk-through’ computer-generated 3D model has also been presented by the applicant for reference.

Watch the walk-through video of the proposed works.

Public notification of the application

  • Title of Application: All Saints Church
  • Applicant: Wellington Diocesan Board of Trustees
  • Legal Description: Part Section 838 Township of Palmerston North
  • Council Reference Number: LU 5331

Application documents

The resource consent application documents are available below:

Hearing documents

A commissioner hearing was held at 9am on Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 January 2021.  Information on the commissioner hearing is available below:

Post hearing correspondence

Decision by Independent Hearings Panel

Further information requests and response