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Planning & Resource Consents


The Surveying Company has an established and experienced Planning team. Our Planning Services include the full range of Statutory Planning and Consenting under the RMA as well as Project Management and Conceptual and Strategic Planning.

Our team manages many forms of Resource consents. Your next project may require one of the following:

RMA Planning

  • Land Use planning advice
  • Concept planning including subdivision and development design
  • Existing Use Right Assessments
  • Resource Consent Applications – District and Regional
    • Land Use
    • Subdivision
    • Environmental
      • Discharges, Water Takes, Earthwork
      • Stormwater and Wastewater Design and Management
      • Earthworks Design
      • Civil Engineering
      • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
      • Catchment Management Plans
  • Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE)
    • Social Impact Assessment
    • Visual Impact Assessment
    • Urban Design Assessment
    • Cultural Impact Assessment
    • Traffic Impact Assessment
    • Ecological Impact Assessment
  • Affected party consultation including Iwi Consultation
  • Permitted Baseline Assessment
  • Applications for Designations and Outline Plans
  • Private Plan Changes including Section 32 Evaluation / Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Rezoning
    • Urban Design
    • Infrastructure Design
    • Physical and Social Infrastructure Impact Assessment
  • Preparation of Evidence for Council and Environment Court Hearings
  • Written and Oral Submissions to Proposed Plan Changes
  • Planning Evidence for Council Hearings
  • Preparing Objections to Resource Consent Decisions
  • Appeals to Environment Court and expert evidence
  • Mediation
  • Compliance Monitoring and Reporting
    • Manage and report to Council on behalf of clients operating under consents
  • Consulting / Secondment to Local Government as auditing planners

Project Management

  • End to end project management including coordination of sub-consultants
  • Contract Oversight

Conceptual and Strategic Planning

  • Feasibility and Due Diligence Investigations
  • Business Risk Analysis
  • Strategic Land Use Planning
  • Growth Concepts and Strategies
  • Concept Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Research
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