The latest resource consent update from Christchurch City Council shows a significant increase in applications in 2021 in comparison to previous years. Post Covid-19 lockdown, Council were expecting a down-turn in consent applications, but this has not been the case. The increase is reflective of high workloads being experienced across the industry.

This is a great time to look at your upcoming projects / developments to ensure you are allowing plenty of time for consent application and processing. This is especially important while consent processing times are exceeding the statutory timeframe of 20 working days, and is currently double that timeframe.

You can read more about the consenting increases and what Council are doing to address this on CCC’s website or contact Novo Group via email or call to talk through the consent process.