Planning

Whether you require advice at a strategic level or site specific planning advice, we can assist

Planning Advice and Resource Consents

We have extensive experience in preparing and obtaining resource consents for a wide range of land use and subdivision development proposals, ranging from small scale through to development over several hectares, for residential, commercial and industrial activities. 

Our planners provide initial feasibility/strategy advice, manage all technical experts and prepare comprehensive resource consent applications for submission to Council.  We will manage the consent through the Council process to ensure a successful outcome.

If the consent application is notified to neighbours, we will walk you through the process, prepare expert Planning evidence, and coordinate other technical evidence.

Plan Changes, Structure Planning and Land Rezoning

Our Planners have expertise in preparing and processing plan changes, to both the Auckland Unitary Plan and plans of other local authorities.  We are also able to assist in preparing submissions to public and private initiated plan changes.

We undertake comprehensive structure planning and rezoning of land, specialising in the rezoning of greenfields Future Urban zoned land for urban activities.

We manage all technical experts and undertake consultation with Council, iwi and third parties. We will guide you through the hearings process and prepare and present expert planning evidence to ensure a successful outcome.

Recent rezonings include:

  • Flat Bush
  • Park Estate, Hingaia
  • Redhills, Massey
  • Clarks Beach

Planning team members

Russell has more than 30 years of private and public sector planning and project management experience in New Zealand and London. His expertise include strategic, large scale structure planning and plan changes creating new suburbs, commercial centres and industrial parks.

BRP, MNZPI, Dip Mgt

Russell Baikie

POSITION: Director - Planning
TEAM: Planning
Emma is a full member of the NZPI with over 12 years resource management planning experience. She has particular expertise in subdivision and resource consent planning for a range of residential and commercial developments including large scale greenfield developments.

BPlan (Hons), MNZPI

Emma Bayly

POSITION: Planning Team Leader
TEAM: Planning

Juliana Cox

POSITION: Senior Planner
TEAM: Planning
Aaron has over five years’ resource management planning experience, primarily in preparing and processing resource consent applications for both public and private sector clients. He has a particular depth of expertise in planning for large scale residential development and greenfield subdivisions.

BPlan (Hons), Int.NZPI

Aaron Grey

POSITION: Senior Planner
TEAM: Planning

Mat Husband

POSITION: Planner
TEAM: Planning

David Clouston

POSITION: Planner
TEAM: Planning

Frequently asked questions

How long does a resource consent take to issue?

What is an urban design assessment?

Where can I find information on the zone of my land?

What are development contributions?

What is 223 certification?

What is 224(c) certification?

What are the steps to subdivide my land?

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