If we receive submissions opposing your project, we may hold a resource consent hearing about it. This could be a pre-hearing meeting of the parties concerned, or a formal hearing if they can’t reach agreement.
The decision about a resource consent application may be made right after a hearing or, for more complex applications, it may be reserved until a later date.
We will advise you about the decision when it is made. Appeals against a decision need to be lodged with the Environment Court within 15 days.