Make a submission, objection or appeal

You may be able to make a submission before a consent is granted, or an objection or appeal after a consent has been granted.

Before the decision is made

Before a decision is made on a consent application, you may be able to make a submission to the Council presenting your point of view on it. You can make a submission if:

  • The Council has advertised the application in the public notices section of the newspaper and on the internet (ie the application has been publically notified), or
  • The Council has served notice on you because the proposed activity may adversely affect you.

After the decision is made

After a consent is granted, you may be able to make an objection to the 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 decison is made on a consent application, you may also be able to make an appeal to the Environment Court. 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 you 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 do I make a submission?
How do I make an objection?
How do I make an appeal?

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