Permitted Marginal or Temporary Activities
Council can now waive the resource consent requirement for ‘marginal or temporary’ rule breaches.
To qualify to be a deemed permitted marginal or temporary activity, the activity must meet the following criteria:
- the activity would be a permitted activity except for a marginal or temporary non-compliance
- any adverse environmental effects of the activity are no different in character, intensity or scale than they would be in the absence of the marginal or temporary non-compliance
- any adverse effects of the activity on a person are less than minor.
If these criteria are met, Council can provide written notice to the person that their activity is permitted and a resource consent is not required.
What will a deemed marginal or temporary activity cost?
A deposit is required upon submission of the application with Council. You will be required to pay the balance of the costs when Council has processed your application.
What should I do if I think my activity qualifies for a deemed marginal or temporary activity?
Contact Council’s Planner on 06 327 0099 to discuss your proposal.
More information about Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
Visit the Ministry of Environment website.