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Resource Consents

A resource consent is the approval of a local authority - in this case, the Marlborough District Council - to undertake an activity that is not a permitted activity and may not occur "as of right" under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) or the various formal plans governing the use of natural and physical resources in Marlborough and its coastal areas.

The information in this section explains Council’s obligations under the RMA for the issuing of resource consents, how to apply for them and Council process for considering them. It is not intended as a substitute for the RMA or Marlborough’s resource management plans.

For specific information, reference should be made to those documents.

Activities in the Marlborough District Council resource management plans are classified as:

  • permitted
  • controlled
  • restricted discretionary
  • discretionary
  • prohibited

If they do not fit any of these categories they are termed non-complying.  A resource consent is required for all activities other than a permitted or prohibited activity.

The Council is unable to accept an application for a prohibited activity.

PDF Document.Resource Consent Flowchart (66 Kb)

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Image link to e-plan - online resource management plan.