As well as an application form there are a number of other documents and considerations before you submit your resource consent application.
The information requirements for resource consent applications are set out in Section 88(external link) and Schedule 4(external link) of the Resource Management Act.
In summary, a complete resource consent application must include:
Subdivision consent applications must also include a plan showing:
The amount of information that needs to be provided depends on the proposed activity and the complexity of the application. It must be sufficient for the Council to understand the effects of the proposal and decide whether consent should be granted. Otherwise the Council may return your application due to insufficient information being provided.
Resource consent applications can be complex so you may wish to consider engaging an experienced professional (e.g. architect, planning consultant) to prepare and submit the application on your behalf.
Information checksheets are included at the end of our application forms for land use consent and subdivision consent. Specific guidance is also available on Landscape plan information requirements.