Lodging an application
Putting together an application is complex but the clearer you describe what you want to do and where you want to do it, the easier the process of lodging an application will be.
Once you have lodged your application, we have 10 working days to let you know if you have given us enough information to proceed to the next step.
In particular, we require a map clearly showing the location of proposed works and a legal description of the site.
The description will depend on the activity, but in general, we need to know:
- What you want to do
- How you want to do it
- Where you want to do it
- When you want to do it
- Why you want to do it
We need to know where your proposed activity is related, in relation to nearby features.
For all applications:
- Is the property registered on the Listed Land Use Register?
- What is the distance to any significant environmental, historic or cultural sites?
You can check for these using the Canterbury Maps database.
In general, for a new consent, you will need to:
- Identify the relevant regional plan
- Identify the relevant rules in the plan.
Your AEE will need to include:
- Identification of any affected parties
- Effects on the environment
- Possible ways of avoiding, remedying or reducing any adverse effect identified
- Possible alternatives to the proposal
- Positive effects.
- Name and address of applicant
- A location plan
- An accurate description of what you want to do
- An assessment of the likely effects on the environment, both positive and negative.
This must include effects on land, air, water and on other people and a description of what you intend to do to avoid, remedy or mitigate any adverse effects.
- A record of any consultation with neighbours, iwi and any other affected parties
- What monitoring you think is necessary, both while your project is underway and after you have completed it and who you think should do it
- The necessary deposit/fee.
Once you feel your application is ready, please submit it with the initial payment via email, post or in person.
See contact us for more details.