Make a Submission, Objection, or Appeal

Before a consent is granted, you may be able to make a submission to council presenting your point of view about the application.  You can make a submission if:

  • Tasman District Council has advertised the application in the public notices section of the newspaper and placed a sign at the site (i.e. the application has been publically notified); or
  • Tasman District Council has served notice on you because you may be adversely affected, even though the effects of the proposed activity may be minor.

After a consent is granted, you may be able to make an objection to council about its decision.  You can make an objection if:

  • You are the applicant and the application was not notified; or
  • You are the applicant and the application was notified (limited or full notification), but no submissions were received.

After a consent is granted, you may also be able to make an appeal to the Environment Court about the decision.  You can make an appeal if:

  • You are the applicant and the consent was declined
  • You are the applicant and the consent was granted, but there are conditions that they strongly disagree with
  • You made a submission on the consent before it was granted and you were in opposition, or if there are conditions that you disagree with, or if there are other conditions that you seek.


How to make a Submission

How to make an Objection

How to make an Appeal