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How to prepare a good quality resource consent applicationMe pēhea e whakarite i tētahi tono whakaaetanga rawa taiao kounga

Find out what to include in a resource consent application; a good quality application can save you time and money.

Help us process your application as quickly as possible

A good quality application starts with a good quality proposal, one which includes all relevant information and documentation required for us to process your consent smoothly. This will help to reduce confusion, delay and cost, as we do not accept applications which have missing information. We recommend you engage a professional (resource consent planner or consultant) to prepare your application, as the requirements are technical.

We offer pre-application guidance that could save you time and money later. For guidance call us on 06 835 7579 and ask to speak with the duty planner.

Start with a good quality proposal

Your proposal is more likely to be approved if you work within council guidelines for development. The Napier City Council Operative District Plan zoning descriptions help guide you on the types of activities that are expected within each zone. You will also find objectives and policies on the way your neighbourhood is expected to look. For zone descriptions and help interpreting the rules, see what can I do in my zone?

 

What’s in a good quality application

A good quality application includes all the information required for all consents and approvals for your project. A resource consent is required when you do not comply with a rule in:

It is important that your application accurately identifies all of the reasons that your project will need resource consent. Your consent application must include an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE). An AEE is a written report identifying the effects of your proposed activity on the environment, and information on how you intend to negate or modify these effects. Your application will usually be processed faster if you have approached neighbours for their written approval. If you are applying for a resource consent online, follow the Guidelines for resource consent online applications.

 

National Environmental Standards (NES)

NES are nationwide regulations made under the Resource Management Act 1991.

They set out planning requirements and technical standards on a variety of specified activities that have an effect the environment, including forestry, freshwater use, electricity transmission and more.

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