Submissions on applications

96 Making submissions

(1)

If an application for a resource consent is publicly notified, a person described in subsection (2) may make a submission about it to the consent authority.

(2)

Any person may make a submission, but the person’s right to make a submission is limited by section 308B if the person is a person A as defined in section 308A and the applicant is a person B as defined in section 308A.

(3)

If an application for a resource consent is the subject of limited notification, a person described in subsection (4) may make a submission about it to the consent authority.

(4)

A person served with notice of the application may make a submission, but the person’s right to make a submission is limited by section 308B if the person is a person A as defined in section 308A and the applicant is a person B as defined in section 308A.

(5)

A submission must be in the prescribed form.

(6)

A submission must be served—

(a)

on the consent authority within the time allowed by section 97; and

(b)

on the applicant as soon as is reasonably practicable after service on the consent authority.

(7)

A submission may state whether—

(a)

it supports the application; or

(b)

it opposes the application; or

(c)

it is neutral.

Section 96: replaced, on 1 October 2009, by section 77 of the Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 31).