105 Matters relevant to certain applications

(1)

If an application is for a discharge permit or coastal permit to do something that would contravene section 15 or section 15B, the consent authority must, in addition to the matters in section 104(1), have regard to—

(a)

the nature of the discharge and the sensitivity of the receiving environment to adverse effects; and

(b)

the applicant’s reasons for the proposed choice; and

(c)

any possible alternative methods of discharge, including discharge into any other receiving environment.

(2)

If an application is for a resource consent for a reclamation, the consent authority must, in addition to the matters in section 104(1), consider whether an esplanade reserve or esplanade strip is appropriate and, if so, impose a condition under section 108(2)(g) on the resource consent.

Section 105: replaced, on 1 August 2003, by section 44 of the Resource Management Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 23).