Resource consent process

When a resource consent is needed

A resource consent is a formal approval needed when a building or activity does not meet the rules in the city or district plans, or where that plan states that resource consent is required for a particular activity.

Notified or non-notified

There are three ways in which resource consent applications can be processed – publicly notified, limited notified or non-notified.

Getting written approval from affected parties

Sometimes written approval from affected neighbours and other parties is needed for an application to be processed on a non-notified basis.

Resource consent hearings

A hearing is a formal meeting to consider notified resource consent applications where submissions have been received.

Publicly notified applications

You can make a submission on any publicly notified resource consent application.