Publicly notified resource consents
Making a submission on a publicly notified resource consent
Submission forms and copies of the application material may be obtained at the Nelson City Council Customer Service Centre, Ground floor, Civic House, 110 Trafalgar Street.
Submissions can be made by any person, in writing, on form ‘SUB96’ or in a similar form and should be addressed to the Chief Executive, Nelson City Council, PO Box 645, Nelson, Attention Consents Administrator.
Who can make a submission?
Any person may make a submission to the Council on a resource consent application that has been publicly notified.
What's involved in making a submission?
Any submission shall:
- Be in writing.
- Be served on the Nelson City Council, PO Box 645, Nelson, no later than the closing date specified in the public notice (20 working days after the date of notification).
- Also be served on the applicant as soon as possible after serving the submission on the Council.
What should be included in a submission?
State the reasons for making the submission and the decision that the person wishes the Council to make (ie, grant or refuse consent) and the general nature of any conditions sought. Whether or not the person making the submission wishes to be heard in respect of the submission.
Speaking about your submission at the hearing
All persons lodging a written submission have the right to attend and speak at the hearing of the application. You may be represented by a chosen person (i.e. a lawyer or planner or friend), and/or make a joint submission with other persons. You are entitled to make your submission in the Maori language, however, the Council needs early advice of this to allow time to organise an interpreter. If you feel you may be affected by a proposal, you should make a submission. If you do not, you will have no opportunity to do so at a later stage, and no right to appeal any decision.
Any persons making a submission and indicating a desire to be heard at a hearing will be notified of the hearing date and, at a later date, the decision. They will also receive a copy of the planning report prepared on behalf of the Council approximately one week before the hearing.
If you intend to be heard and wish to present additional information to support your submission, you should provide twelve (12) copies at the hearing.
Should you later decide to withdraw your submission for any reason, the Council would appreciate you advising the consents administrator in writing as soon as possible. Once you have withdrawn your submission, its contents cannot be considered at the hearing. If you decide, after withdrawing, that you still want a say, then you must make a new submission.