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Consulting on a resource consent

If you are applying for a resource consent you must consult with any parties who might be affected by the work you wish to undertake.

Not only does this give affected people the opportunity to have their say about the ways in which your project might impact on them, including them in this process means they are more likely to be supportive of you and your proposal.

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It is also a requirement of the Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE) to include a statement that details what consultation was undertaken. The statement should include any responses you have to the views of those consulted.

In cases where we believe it would be unrealistic to identify all the affected people, it is likely that your application will have to be notified. Similarly, if you have consulted with affected parties and some do not give their approval, your application will have to be notified.