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12 Resource Consent Applications Articles

What’s up with District Plans?

District Plans are the documents prepared under the Resource Management Act that control what land-use activities are permitted or will require consent in the district the plan relates to, and why.

This makes them fundamentally important if you are intending a development be it large or small.

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Allowing for insignificant breaches of a District Plan

A common cause of frustration for land owners is when effects of their activities that are insignificant require resource consent because they breach a rule in a plan to a minor degree.
The changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) on 18 October 2017 include an attempt to recognise this ...

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Permitted Boundary Activities

Changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) on 18 October 2017 have affected how some basic resource consents applications are processed. The intent is to speed up processing, reduce time and expense to applicants, and to free up councils to focus on more complex applications.

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Approvals obtained for Tourism zone at Pukaki Downs Station

After a long District Plan change process in relation to Plan Change 13 to the Mackenzie District Plan (PC13) Cavell Leitch’s Resource Management Team has managed to secure approvals from the Environment Court for a stand alone Tourism Zone at Pukaki Downs Station, on the western banks of Lake ...

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