The resource consent process can seem complicated and full of unknowns and jargon. To be honest, it can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Through our weekly blogs we aim to give you free information on the resource consent process, changes to related legislation, and information on development in general. This week we take a look at s104 of the Resource Management Act (RMA). As you will have seen from our earlier blogs, the resource consent process involves two decisions: a deci
Consent notices are restrictions (conditions) placed on a certificate of title, that an owner is required to comply with on an ongoing basis. They can relate to issues such as building platforms, stormwater management, servicing and building colours. Sometimes, you may need to change or cancel these conditions. In these cases, you will need to vary or delete those consent notice conditions. How can I vary a consent notice? Consent notice conditions can be changed or cancelled
How long is my resource consent valid for? Your resource consent has been approved- rejoice! Now you move onto the next phase of your project- implementing the resource consent. In most cases though, once you have your resource consent you won’t be ready to start works straight away. In may cases you will still need to think about: getting detailed plans, obtaining building consent, getting Engineering Plans Approval (also called “EPA”), getting a Vehicle Crossing Permit, eng
Making a submission can seem daunting and is definitely at the more “business side” of the resource consent process. You shouldn’t however let that stop you from continuing to be involved in the process, and making a submission, if you have a real concern and will be affected by the development. It is a good opportunity however for you to sit back and think objectively about what’s proposed, what the effects will be and how you will be affected. Take the opportunity to reacq
The new year is a time when people often reflect and plan the year ahead. This could mean house renovations, a new job or business, or developing land. If this means developing your land, where do you start? There are many bylaws, standards and laws governing development, and it can be confusing to make your way through them. Once you’ve decided what you would ideally like to do, a visit to your local Council’s website or office is a good start. Here you can investigate the v
So you have submitted your resource consent application. I bet you are on the edge of your seat waiting to hear if it has been accepted or not. When you are pumped to get started on your project, it can sometimes feel like the decision takes forever to arrive (even if it is only a few weeks!) If your resource consent is granted, you will receive a decision document which will outline the type of activity that has been approved, conditions and an expiry date. This is your reso
Big changes are afoot with the new Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. The Bill itself contains close to 40 changes and is the most comprehensive package of reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA) since its creation 26 years ago. But what do all these changes actually mean in a practical sense? Let’s have a look at a few of the important ones now.
What Does The Bill Aim To Do?
The changes are designed to improve the resource management system. There is a focus on mor