A resource consent allows a person or organisation to do something which has an effect on the environment.
Stratford District Council processes two types of resource consents:
- Land use (including relocated buildings, signs and yard dispensations)
Taranaki Regional Council processes applications for discharges to land, air and water. An activity may require consents from both the Stratford District Council and the Taranaki Regional Council. When consents are notified then a joint hearing is held concerning all submissions although typically each Council will release its decision separately.
Building Consents are separate from resource consents. If you are carrying out building work in conjunction with a subdivision or other activity, you will need to check if you require a building consent as well as a resource consent. Both can be lodged with Council at the same time.