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Give written approval on a resource consent

If we think the proposed activities in a resource consent application could affect you, you will have a chance to give your written approval.

Who can ask you for a written approval

The applicant (or someone acting on their behalf) can ask for your written approval on their application.

You need to understand why the applicant is asking for your approval, and how the activity in the application will affect you and your property.

How to know whether to give written approval

We can't give you advice on whether you should give your approval.

If you are unsure, you should get independent advice.

You can discuss the application with the applicant and suggest possible solutions to any concerns you may have.

The applicant may be willing to negotiate and change their proposal to reduce its impact on you. Make sure that any changes to the proposal, you have agreed on, are incorporated into the plans and application material that you sign.

You should know

You do not have to give written approval. You do not need to give reasons and there is no set time frame in which you must decide.
If an applicant gives you a date to respond by, this is usually for their convenience. It is not our deadline, so if you need more time to consider the proposal, ask for it.

What happens after you give a written approval

If all potentially affected parties give their written approval, we will not need to notify the application.

We only accept unconditional approval from affected persons, so you can't give conditional or partial approval.

You should know

You can change your mind up until a decision is made on the application, even if you have given written approval.
If you want to withdraw your approval, you should confirm this to us in writing as soon as possible, as we may need to notify the application.

​How to give written approval

Download and complete the Written approval form.

​Send your completed written approval form to the applicant, who will then provide it to us with their application and supporting documents.