Notified Resource Consent Applications

Resource consents are notified for public comment when the Council considers that the environmental implications of the proposed resource use may be of concern to some members of the public.

What is a Notified Application?

Most resource consent applications are able to be processed without the need to notify the general public as the environmental effects of the activity are perceived as minor, and all affected people have given their written approval.

If your application is not notified, it will not be advertised or be asked for submissions. The Council's decision will be based on the application alone.

However, some proposals have a broader effect on the environment and may require notification from people who may be directly affected (limited notification) or the general public (public notification).   

If your application is notified, then the public can make a submission on your application and become involved in the hearing of your application. See the Resource consent hearings page for more information on what happens at a resource consent hearing.

Submission Form

Resource Consents Open for Submission

RC175017 - Claudia Mehrtens & Roy Hill, 63 Harewood Road, Oxford

To erect a dwelling on 3.5 hectares in the Rural Zone at 63 Harewood Road, Oxford, being Pt RS 1917, where the minimum lot area required under the District Plan in the Rural Zone is 4.0 hectares.  The dwelling will be located to the front centre of the lot in a position where required minimum boundary setbacks will be exceeded.  The proposal is a non-complying activity under the Waimakariri District Plan.

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Recent Notified Resource Consents

RC175066 -  David Kettle, 15 Max Wallace Drive, Ashley

To subdivide Lot 12 DP 52564, (being 1.3522ha), located at 15 Max Wallace Drive, Ashley, into Lot 1 (5000m2) and Lot 2 (8522m2) in the Residential 4B Zone. The subdivision will not comply with the 1.0ha average required across the subdivision application, being 6761m2 and will bring the average lot size across the Residential 4B zone to below 1.0ha (average 9966m2).  The existing dwelling is to remain on Lot 1.

The subdivision is a non-complying activity and is zoned Residential 4B in the Waimakariri District Plan.

Resource consent notifications

RC165285/RC165286 - Neville J Gale 6 Northbrook Road Rangiora Subdivision & Land Use

To subdivide, by way of boundary adjustment, Lots 1 and 2 DP 46242 creating Lot 1 (5400m2), Lot 2 (3.637 ha) and Lot 3 (4200m2 as esplanade reserve) at 6 and 16 Northbrook Road, Rangiora.  Land use consent is also sought to retain the existing dwelling on Lot 1, which will not achieve the minimum allotment area of 4.0 hectares, and to erect a dwelling on Lot 2.  Currently Lots 1 and 2 DP 46242 are held together by way of a memorandum of encumbrance by the Waimakariri District Council.

Both subdivision and land use consents are non-complying activities and are zoned Rural in the Waimakariri District Plan.

Resource consent notifications

Limited Notification

Once your application has been assessed, the Planning Officer will determine whether the effects of your proposal are minor (or more than minor) and checks will be made on whether you obtained written approvals from everyone who is likely to be affected.

If any one of those affected parties have not given their written approval, the Council may notify those individual people. They will then be able to make a submission, either supporting or opposing your application, within 20 working days.

Public Notification

If the Council determines that the effects of your proposal are more than minor, it may decide to publicly notify your application by issuing: 

  • A public notice in the Christchurch Press newspaper and Council website
  • A site notice(s), outlining the application, on the application site
  • A notice to the affected people and other people the Council is required to notify under the Resource Management Act 1991. (See the Resource Management Act page for more information on this Act.)

Anyone can make a submission supporting or opposing your application within 20 working days of the application being notified.

What Happens If Your Application Receives a Submission?

The Council encourages applicants and submitters to communicate directly to discuss any concerns and identify ways in which those concerns can be addressed.

If those concerns cannot be resolved, the Council may arrange a pre-hearing meeting or refer the parties to mediation. This is an opportunity to clarify and potentially resolve any concerns. If that doesn't succeed, a public hearing will be held to decide on your application.