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APPLICATION PROCESS

for development/use or land subdivision

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Lodgement of planning application form

Once  completed, the  planning  application  form, with  all  the  relevant information,  should  be lodged  with  Council.    It is  recommended   that applicants  consult  with Council  officersespecially  about  the nature of their plans, prior to lodging their application form.

 

Request for additional information

 

Within 21 days of receiving a valid application Council may require the applicant   to  provide   additional   information   (to   better   explain   the proposal).   The  statutory  timeframe of 42 days  in which Council  must grant or refuse the permit does not run while the request for information has not been answered.

Advertisement (Discretionary Applicants Only)

 

Discretionary  planning applications are publicly advertised.   Usually this involves  a notice  in the 'Mercury' newspaper, notices  on  the site  and letters  to adjacent  properties.     Council  also  displays  advertised applications on its website and in the Council offices.
 


 

Public exhibition (Discretionary applicants only)

 

Any  person  wishing  to  make  a  representation   may  write  to  Council within the time frame advertised in the public advertisements (normally 14   days).  Representations   can   only   be   made   on   discretionary applications.

Decision

 

Council  will consider  the  application   within  the  statutory   timeframe, unless an extension of time is agreed with the applicant.
 

 

Notification of decision

 

Council will then notify the applicant and any representor of its decision
 

 

Planning appeals

 

Appeals   against   Council's  decision   can   be   made  to  the  Resource Management  and Planning Appeal Tribunal (RMPAT)  within 14 days of the  decision.     If after  14  days  no  appeals  are  lodgedthe  permit  is validated and if a building permit is required, this may then be assessed and issued.
 

 

Planning appeals

 

Appeals   against   Council's  decision   can   be   made  to  the  Resource Management  and Planning Appeal Tribunal (RMPAT)  within 14 days of the  decision.     If after  14  days  no  appeals  are  lodgedthe  permit  is validated and if a building permit is required, this may then be assessed and issued.
 

 

Appeal Decision

 

After  the  hearing  process  has  been  completed, the  Tribunal  makes  a decision  on  the appeal.    This decision  is legally  binding  on all  parties involved.
 

 

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