Resource Consents Overview
If your project could impact on the environment or could affect other people, you may require a resource consent.
Under the Resource Management Act 1991 , the Manawatu District Council issues two types of resource consent covering:
Land Use Consent
Land Use Consent is a type of Resource Consent. You will need Land Use Consent if you wish to use your land for something that is not allowed by a rule in the District Plan. An example is building a house too close to a property boundary.
Subdivision Consents are required to subdivide land or buildings for separate ownership, such as new lots or sections (fee simple), unit title, flat plans (cross lease) or company lease.
In determining an application for resource consent the Council will consider the information put forward by the applicant (or agent), any submitters (where relevant) and Council staff.
Do I need a Resource Consent?
If you are considering a project or activity which may require a Resource Consent, Manawatu District Council planning staff will be able to assist. They can explain which activities require Resource Consents under the Resource Managment Act 1991. If consent is required, they can also provide guidance on the type of effects, assesment and consultation that would be appropriate for your proposal.