The way your consent application proceeds depends on the scale and significance of the effects of your proposal, whether you have written approval from all the people the council considers will be adversely affected, and the type of consent you are applying for.
Officially, the consent process starts when you lodge an application with a council. But by that stage, you are likely to have a pretty clear view of what you’re wanting consents for.
The best time to engage in consultation is before the resource consent process formally begins, but consultation can play a part in all steps of the consent process.
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