District Plan Policy and Private Plan Changes

District Plan Policy Development

We have extensive experience in policy planning for District Plan formation in New Zealand. Our team of professionals bring years of expertise in the field, having successfully contributed to the development and implementation of District Plan policy in various regions across the country. This involves managing the entire process, including evidence collection, consultation, section 32 report preparation, the Schedule 1 process, urban design recommendations and presenting evidence at hearings.

We have involved in a number of full District Plan reviews and Intensive Planning Instrument Processes for council’s, throughout the country. We are recognised for our specific expertise in the natural hazards and natural environment topics.


Plan change topics that we have undertaken include:

  • Natural Hazards (flooding, fault rupture, slope failure, liquefaction, tsunami and sea level rise);
  • Outstanding Natural Landscapes and Features;
  • Significant Natural Areas;
  • Rezoning individual sites for residential development;
  • Residential and Subdivision Chapters;
  • Three waters chapters
  • Rural Residential Chapters;
  • Commercial Zones;
  • Earthworks provisions; and
  • The Coastal Environment


Private Plan Changes

Whether you are a landowner seeking to optimize land use, or a developer aiming to enhance a projects feasibility, our tailored solutions cater to your unique needs.

Our knowledgeable and experienced policy planners have an indepth understanding of the Resource Management Act (RMA), and National Policy Statements, ensuring your plan change application addresses all of the relevant environmental matters and aligns with national and regional direction. We manage the entire process, from initial assessments and strategy development to stakeholder engagement and application lodgment.

By entrusting us with your private plan change, you gain a competitive advantage through our extensive expertise and industry relationships. Our commitment to quality ensures a smooth and efficient journey towards achieving your planning goals.

Contact us today to discuss your project.