Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 23:31)
Chapter 7 Part 3 Section 164
164   Local policy not to be more onerous than this Act or the regulations
(1)  If a criterion is prescribed by this Act or the regulations in relation to—
(a)  a specified aspect of an activity that may be carried out only with the prior approval of the council, or
(b)  a specified aspect of anything for which an order may be given under Part 2,
a local policy adopted under this Part by a council, to the extent to which its provisions impose a more onerous criterion in relation to the specified aspect, is void.
(2)  However, for the purposes of this section, the imposition of a criterion in a local policy in relation to a specified aspect, does not, in the absence of the prescription by this Act or the regulations of a criterion in relation to that aspect, constitute a more onerous criterion.