Definitions for "Resource consent"
Consent for activity regulated under the RMA. Resource consents include land use consents, subdivision consents, coastal permits, water permits and discharge permits and can be obtained from the responsible public authority through a statutory process.
a permission to undertake an activity on a particular site if it does not comply with the requirements of the District Plan
permit issued by a district or regional council, allowing a change in the use of land (or other resources). Consents are only required if a district or regional plan identifies the proposed use as capable of causing adverse environmental effects.