Northland Regional Council’s new Regional Plan for Northland has rules that cover a variety of on-farm activities. The rules aim to help protect our environment, while at the same time provide for essential work to be done.
Always check the rules before you do the work
Before doing any work on farm, check the rules to make sure you comply with our permitted activity status or if you may need to apply for a resource consent.
If in doubt about whether your proposed work will need a consent or not, please contact our friendly staff – we’re happy to help.
List of common activities
The list below has common activities that farmers might want to undertake, and points you to the relevant rules in the Regional Plan.
Bear in mind it’s not a list of every rule in the Regional Plan – check the full plan or ask us if you’re not sure whether rules apply to your proposed work.
Activities in the beds of lakes and rivers
|Damming and diverting water||C.3|
|Taking and use of water||C.5|
Discharges to water
|Land preparation (Cultivation)||C.8.2.1|
* Note that these general conditions apply to all activities in the beds of lakes and rivers