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Additional Services

Our team is here to guide you through the intricacies and complexities of planning and resource management processes beyond consents, risk assessments and due diligence. We also offer:
Master planning

We provide the master planning required for large development sites, ensuring that all facets of a successful development are considered and included in the development plans. Considerations such as location of car parks, open spaces and amenity areas, building envelopes, landscaping and infrastructure are essential for the success of any significant development project.

We are aligned with professional colleagues in related fields and can ensure a seamless package of technical inputs is available to undertake the necessary master planning.

Appeals

Our team has extensive experience as expert witnesses in the Environment Court and High Court. Effective expert witnesses need to be skilled, composed and professional. They also need to have a good reputation and be known to act with professional integrity. The outcome of an appeal will be strongly influenced by the quality of the expert witnesses that are giving evidence.

We can advise you on the merits of your case and the chances of success. If you haven’t lodged an appeal, we can prepare and lodge it on your behalf. We will ensure the appeal is correctly drafted to meet the statutory requirements and maintain jurisdiction to achieve an optimum outcome – either through mediation or through a decision from the Court.

Mediation

We can act on your behalf or assist you in a mediation situation, generally conducted through the Environment Court process. Many resource management issues are resolved through either formal or informal mediation. Mediation sessions can be challenging for people unfamiliar with the format or with the specialised nature of the proceedings. We will be a trusted advisor in mediation sessions, to assist you to achieve the best possible outcome.

Submissions

We can assess proposed district plan changes, resource consent applications, and notices of requirement and prepare and lodge submissions on your behalf.

“We found Michael Campbell at a time of despair dealing with “The Council”. It is a nightmare if you are a novice, which we are. Michael is extremely professional, kept us informed verbally and by email follow up and carried out all activities in a timely fashion. His knowledge of the workings of The Council ensured our application progressed smoothly and ended with a positive result. We would not hesitate to use his services again in the future.”
Mark Lewisham, Director – Garden Co