What is Planning?

Put simply Planning directs what land owners can and can’t do on their property under the Resource Management Act 1991. 

The truth is Planning is more than just ‘red tape’.  It has a significant bearing on how communities are shaped and how the environment is protected.  Planners work revolves around balancing the demands on land with the needs of the community.

Hiring a professional planner to write your resource consent application offers several advantages over other approaches:

  1. Expertise in Regulations and Requirements:

    • Planners are well-versed in local regulations, district plans, and the Resource Management Act (RMA).  They ensure your project aligns with legal requirements, minimizing the risk of delays or non-compliance.

  2. Navigating Complex Processes:

    • District and regional plans can be lengthy and intricate.  Experienced planners efficiently navigate these documents, saving you time and effort.

  3. Tailored Solutions:

    • Planners customize your consent application based on your specific project.  They address unique challenges, such as environmental impact assessments or heritage considerations

  4. Efficient Communication with Councils:

    • Planners understand council processes and terminology.  They communicate effectively with local authorities, streamlining the approval process

  5. Cost-Effective Approach:

    • While hiring a planner involves a fee, it often saves costs in the long run. Avoiding mistakes or rejections due to incomplete applications can prevent costly delays.

In summary, a professional planner ensures your resource consent application is thorough, compliant, and well-prepared, ultimately enhancing your project’s chances of success.