This page explains the circumstances in which a resource consent must be notified, and details the applications we have received and are currently notifying.
There are two types of notification - fully and limited.
The public as a whole are notified of a resource consent application if,:
- the activity will have, or is likely to have, adverse effects on the environment that are more than minor; or
- the applicant requests it; or
- a rule or national environmental standard requires public notification.
This process enables any person or entity to lodge a submission in support or in opposition to a fully notified application. Anyone can also indicate that they are neutral about the proposal.
Other examples of where we may fully notify an application are where:
- there are special circumstances
- a notification decision has not been made and a further information request is not responded to before the deadline concerned.
The decision to fully notify an application will be made within 10 days of it being received by the council.
It will be publicly advertised, including on this webpage, and we will send a copy of the application to affected parties.
Resource consent applications in this category (limited notification) are notified to parties the council identifies as being potentially affected by the proposal.
Only those parties are able to make a submission on the application and otherwise participate in the process.
Parties identified as affected may provide their written approval to the activity, but will not be able to otherwise participate in the process.
There is no publicly notified consent at present.
There are no recently closed notified consents at present.