A resource consent is the approval of a local authority - in this case, 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:
- Restricted discretionary
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.
Council is unable to accept an application for a prohibited activity.
As an applicant for a resource consent, you need to give Council sufficient information to enable a proper assessment of your application.
The duty planner's role is to discuss your proposal, the type of consent(s) you may require and the information you need to provide.
List of publicly notified resource consents currently open for submissions.
Resource consent applications received 11-18 April 2017.
Fees for resource consents.
Trustpower resource consent decision.