Planning & Resource Management

Planning & Resource Management

Our Planning and Resource Management Team are the ones to call when you are up to your red bands in red tape. They can help you make the most of your land by outlining what you can and can’t do with your land through consent scoping assessments. Need to get approvals for your activities? Then our planning and resource management team can take care of both regional and district council consenting, they can help you with water permits, land use consents and discharge consents. We can also help oversee your project, as your trusted project manager. We can lead consultation with affected parties on your behalf and secure any other regulatory approvals that you might require for your project.

Consent Scoping

We can prepare detailed assessments of potential consenting and other regulatory requirements associated with your proposed activities, including assisting with due diligence assessments so that you can understand what might be required before progressing a project or proceeding with land purchases.

Regional Planning

Our Planning and Resource Management Team have extensive experience dealing with regional planning matters, which tend to focus on matters relating to air and water. This has seen us work with all regional councils in the South Island, and a few in the North Island.

District Planning

Land use consent and district planning is a key skill of our team. We can identify district consenting requirements, obtain consents for your activities as well as prepare evidence and attend consent hearings on behalf of clients.

Plan Changes

Should your activity require a plan change we can scope the private plan change process for you and then lead this planning process on your behalf. We are also effective when it comes to assessing and interpreting proposed plan changes, both regional and district plans, and can prepare and lodge submissions on your behalf.

Water Permits

Water Permits are a crucial aspect of many developments, including rural land use. Our team are experienced in obtaining water permits for domestic, irrigation, and commercial applications and are very familiar with all regional plans which govern the use of water.

Landuse Consents

Landuse consents can be required for a variety of activities from earthworks, to breach of internal set back requirements for dwellings, to culverts and irrigation ponds and dams. We are able to provide cost effective solutions to your landuse consenting matters.

Discharge Consents

If you require a discharge consent, be it discharge to land, air or water we are able to assist you. We can identify the relevant rules which might control your proposed activity, prepare the necessary applications and assessment of effects and obtain consent for your activity.

Other Regulatory Approvals

If you activity requires other approvals such as licence to occupy from a district council or a concession from the Department of Conservation or even an easement from a third party such as Land Information New Zealand, we are able to firstly identify these requirements for you, and then go about obtaining the necessary approvals on your behalf.

Project Management

If you are undertaking a project, we are able to provide full and comprehensive project coordination and management services for you. Our team are very experienced in pulling together both small and large teams in support of projects, including other contractors or consultants, and are able to manage project timeframes and budgets on your behalf.

Consultation Management

A key component of any resource consenting process is consultation with affected parties. At Landpro we are able to lead this process for you. We are able to identify affected parties, prepare consultation information, and meet with affected parties, including Department of Conservation, Fish & Game and Iwi, with whom we have sound working relationships. Consulting with affected parties is in our view often essential to securing good consenting outcomes.