Our team of experienced Planners and our long-standing working relationships with local Councils will give you the best chance of success in the Council consenting processes.
Our Planning services include:
Experts in planning and resource management
Strategic Navigation: Our experienced planning team have the technical expertise to successfully navigate council consent processes, to give our clients the greatest chance of success.
Key Collaborators: There’s no substitute for local knowledge, and we have worked hard to build excellent, long-standing relationships with all Councils in the Wellington region. We know who to talk to when a project gets tricky.
Latest Advice: We operate in an increasingly dynamic planning environment. Our team are proactive in leading conversations with Councils about local changes, as well as amendments to national legislation and standards, ensuring we are ahead of curve.
Resource consent applications
We can prepare resource consent applications of varying complexities, from a basic land use consent for a new garage, through to large scale, complex developments under fast-track legislation. We manage the consenting process from start to finish. Our services include:
- Pre-application evaluations
- Preparing resource consent applications
- Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE)
- Expert planning evidence
Plan changes and rezoning
We’re experienced in preparing applications to change the planning provisions for a site, and to rezone land. We can evaluate the options for your site, then project-manage and complete the plan change process for you.
Plan changes and rezoning land can improve the certainty for a development, and can reduce the need to apply for resource consents in future.
Policy work and resource consent processing for Councils
Our policy and processing work has been recognised for its quality, robustness and assurance that it meets statutory requirements. As a result, we’re now a preferred supplier of policy advice for a number of clients, including some local Councils in the Wellington region.
Natural hazards and climate change planning and policy
- Natural hazards – such as earthquakes, tsunami and landslips
- Climate change policy
- Ministerial Advice
We can help prepare your submission to Council, if you are affected by a resource consent application, plan change, designation, or plan/policy statement review.
We can help:
- Identify the key issues affecting you
- Prepare a written submission
- Present expert evidence on your behalf, at local Council hearings and/or the Environment Court