Our extensive combination of planning experience, significant areas of speciality and our professionalism allow us to continue delivering high-quality results for all of our clients. The team at Urban Edge Planning will provide the expertise and innovative approaches to your project, with enthusiasm, professionalism and a desire to make it a success.
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Jaime has over 14 years of combined experience in the architectural, structural engineering and planning fields.
Jaime has a unique background, with a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master of Environmental Resources and Planning and a Certificate in Landscape Design. Her previous work history in planning has primarily been within the private sector; including construction, land development and telecommunication companies. She also has experience utilising her architectural background for a structural engineering firm. This has provided Jaime with practical experience in architectural design, general structural and construction knowledge and working with the New Zealand Building Code and Standards.
Jaimes' skillset has allowed her to pursue her passion in urban design. Her experience provides her with a strong grounding in key urban design principals while understanding the fine balance sought between architectural design and integrity, structural constraints and the requirements sought by District Plan objectives, policies and rules. Jaime works with a number of private clients; preparing resource consent applications for proposals of various scales, and is largely involved in the applications that require an assessment against District Plan design guides. She also provides urban design advice to the policy and consenting teams within local Councils and in the Wellington Region.
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Brett is a full member of the NZPI with over 18 years' planning experience in policy and resource consents.
Brett has significant experience in both the public and private planning sectors with a strong background in resource consents. His considerable local government experience is underpinned by a strong practical working knowledge of the Resource Management Act. He provides specialist planning support to regional and city council consenting teams, predominantly within the Wellington region, with significant experience in large-scale, multi-disciplinary proposals and joint applications to regional councils. This includes leading multi-specialist teams and developing consenting strategies as part of projects of national significance.
Brett has led numerous notified applications through hearings and is engaged by public and private clients as a planning expert for Environment Court mediation and provision of expert evidence. Brett continues to provide ongoing processing support to Councils for a range of non-notified applications and preparing applications for private clients. An experienced planner in policy development, Brett leads plan changes from concept to delivery, with experience in plan changes addressing natural hazards, flooding and outstanding natural landscapes as well as the process of developing a full district plan review. Brett is able to lead the pre-schedule 1 phases, from issue identification, framework development and engagement through to the formal stage including all statutory reporting, hearing and evidence requirements.
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James has 14 years experience as a planner in the public and private sectors.
James has experience working for local Government, GNS Science and private consultancy firms. He continues to work with many of the local councils in the Wellington region, providing advice and forming of district plan policy, training graduate policy planners and processing resource consent applications. He also works with a number of private clients; preparing resource consent applications for multi-unit residential developments, subdivisions, commercial developments, and preparing private plan changes to rezone land for residential development.
James has represented Council and private clients in a significant number of hearings for plan and changes and resource consents that have been limited or publicly notified. He has also presented planning evidence in the Environment Court and High Court. James has successfully worked closely with a number of his clients during the mediation process to reach agreements with affected parties, thereby preventing the need for Council hearings and Environment Court proceedings.
James' particular expertise is in land use planning for natural hazards. He has worked for a number of councils and Crown Research Institutes to research and facilitate projects that manage risk associated with natural hazards. This includes assistance in developing national guidance on managing natural hazard risks through land use planning.
Corinna has 10 years experience in New Zealand Planning.
She has worked in Policy and Planning for more than 20 years, in very diverse environments, and under ever changing legislation.
With an in-depth knowledge of the Resource Management Act, and extensive experience in the development, preparation and processing of planning documents, Corinna has excellent analytical skills and can readily make sense of complex information. She has the ability to easily adjust to changing circumstances and is a real team player, with a very good eye for detail, and while never losing sight of the bigger picture.
Rachael has a Masters of European Studies, and a Bachelor of Resource & Environmental Planning (BRB).
Rachael has over 10 years experience in the New Zealand Policy Planning, in very diverse environments, and under ever-changing legislation. Her knowledge and understanding of District Plan chapters, and environmental impacts allows Rachael to lead, advise and support Policy work to benefit all.
Anna has spent much of the past 10 years working in the resource consent teams of Wellington and Hutt City Councils and obtained a Master of Resource and Environmental Planning along the way.
She has worked across a wide range of projects, including multi-unit residential, subdivisions, shopping centres and other commercial and industrial developments. Anna’s experience includes processing of non-notified and notified resource consents, including presenting at hearings, as well as the preparation of resource consent applications.
Richard graduated with a Masters in Planning from Sheffield Hallam University in 2008 and has over 10 years of combined experience working for local authorities in policy and strategic planning roles, a planning consultancy and housebuilder in the United Kingdom. Richard’s previous role was a Planning Manager for Linden Homes working on large housing projects within the South West of England.
Richard has experience working in the UK on large scale residential builds, community engagement on both client side and for planning authorities, preparation of housing monitoring reports, speaking at planning committee and has worked on the preparation of planning evidence for a Public Inquiry.
Jouvelle has over 14 years Administration, HR and BA experience, bringing with her a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
Jouvelle is a real people person, our resident Xero champ and excels at keeping our accounts in check and our office up to scratch.
Having previously worked within a Government Department for many years, Jouvelle has vast experience in dealing with a variety of people and is outstanding at building and maintaining relationships.
Now that she writes Resource Consent applications as well, those relationships are stronger and her knowledge base is growing by the day.
Susan is a competent Senior Planning professional with diverse experience across crown agency, district council, regional council and the private sector, with over 10 years of resource management experience. She is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.
Through her career, Susan has gained knowledge in consenting, policy and strategic planning work. She has specific experience with complex urban, rural and coastal planning issues, community engagement, project management and advising on national planning projects.
Susan has a particular passion for natural hazard planning, having worked on projects including the Rena shipwreck and regional Flood Management Plans.
Josh graduated with a Bachelor of Science; Geography & Development studies in 2015, and is continuing to grow his portfolio, still currently studying for a Master of Resource & Environmental Planning at Massey University part-time.
Josh has led a number of projects, including review of the heritage and rural chapter of the Wellington District Plan. He played a part in the capacity modelling work, preparation of plan changes and scheduling.
Josh is one of 'Pro's' when it comes to NPS-UDC and modelling.
With core strengths in written communications, relationship building, organisation and project management, Lynda's experience in juggling multiple priorities helps to optimise the workflow.
Lynda has experience in the public sector, and is highly driven by the idea of providing a strong project management backbone.
A natural collaborator, Lynda is highly skilled at building and maintaining client & team relationships, coming from 15 plus years experience in administrative, client-facing, financial & advisory roles across various industries.
Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Planning from the University of Auckland in 2011, and has worked in a variety of planning roles throughout New Zealand since.
Sarah has experience working with and for local councils in the Hawke's Bay, Wellington and Canterbury regions. Sarah currently works for local councils in a resource consent processing capacity, as well as preparing resource consent applications for private clients.