Armed with up to date knowledge of the Auckland Unitary Plan, other national planning policies, and an understanding of technical and environmental constraints, we provide planning advice to identify the development potential of your site, whether you are a homeowner, architect, builder or developer.
No matter the nature of your query we are more than happy to help you understand how the Unitary Plan affects your property.
We prepare land use and subdivision resource consent applications for clients across the spectrum. Our project scope covers commercial projects such as digital billboards, childcare centres, supermarket, industrial workshops retail and offices, to residential projects such as infill subdivision, minor dwelling units, multi-unit terraces/apartments and heritage character alterations.
We work with a “no surprises” approach and have open communication with our clients and consultants. Along with our extensive experience with resource consent preparation, this ensures our applications are of excellent quality, and our strong working relationship with Auckland Council means that our clients’ applications will be processed as efficiently as possible.
We offer urban design assessments for various projects that require this expert input to support development proposals. Our scope includes assessment of multi-unit residential developments, greenfield and brownfield subdivisions, master planning and commercial projects. We can tailor our services based on client requirements.
We are on the Auckland Council’s approved panel of consultants to process resource consent applications of varying complexities on behalf of the Council, including notified resource consents.
A number of our staff have had policy planning experience and were heavily involved with the Auckland Unitary Plan process. This includes plan preparation and review, submissions process and preparation of evidence and attending hearings.
We undertake Auckland Unitary Plan and Resource Management Act due diligence for clients and offer feasibility advice to assist clients in understanding the development potential of their site.
We provide a breakdown of the relevant development controls, highlight any areas requiring further investigation, and provide preliminary concept layouts to explore the available development options. We answer common but essential questions like the underlying Unitary Plan zoning of the land, the minimum land size for subdivision, the building controls applicable to the land, and the assessment criteria for resource consents.
We assist our clients in successfully obtaining Overseas Investment Office Consents. We are part of a larger team that is familiar with this process. Please contact us should you wish to discuss these matters.
How many houses can I build on my site?
How do I build in a heritage character area?
What is the process to subdivide my site?
Does my extension/alteration need a resource consent?
Is it possible to operate my business on a site?
By understanding the nuances of local planning rules, urban design constraints, and consenting requirements, Avant Planning and Urban Design’s collective experiences ensure the delivery of an effective solution – no matter the problem.