When you contact your affected parties (usually these are one or more of your neighbours), you need to give them an accurate description of the activity that you are applying for.

This includes:

  • Where you want to conduct the activity - plans or maps
  • Which rule(s) of the District Plan that you are proposing not to comply with
  • A description of the activity, such as:
    • the hours of operation,
    • the number of employees,
    • the number of vehicle movements,
    • things that you will do to help minimise the effect of the activity on your neighbours.

There are two different affected parties forms – you must ensure that you use the right form for your application.

Form 8A is used when you are applying for a resource consent
Form 8B is used when you are applying for a deemed permitted activity notice.

You need to complete Parts 2 and 3 of the form before giving them the form.  If they are willing to give their approval, the party that you are obtaining approval from must correctly fill in Parts 1 and 4 of the form and sign a copy of the plans.

Sometimes it is alright if one or two people choose not to give their consent. Talk to us about this. To talk to the Duty Planner, phone (03) 347 2868 or email planning.info@selwyn.govt.nz

If your neighbours are renters and you are applying for a resource consent, you will need to get approval from the tenant(s) as well as the property owner(s).

If your neighbours are renters and you are applying for a deemed permitted activity notice, you only need to get approval from the property owner(s).

The Ministry for the Environment has prepared a series of guides about the RMA process:

To talk to the Duty Planner, phone (03) 347 2868 or email planning.info@selwyn.govt.nz