The Planz team are very experienced in assisting clients through the preparation of submissions and subsequent hearing evidence in response to resource consents and plan changes. We routinely undertake the full spectrum of work from reviewing proposed plan changes through to the drafting of submissions, working constructively at mediation to resolve issues and avoid the need for a hearing, presenting evidence at hearings, and where necessary assisting with Environment Court appeals.

These plan changes have addressed a broad spectrum of urban growth and regeneration issues, including urban design controls for medium density housing, heritage, height limits, industrial brownfield regeneration, greenfield urban growth, rural residential development, and Regional Council water-related issues.


  • Comments on the Land Use Regional Plan (LURP) as part of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery planning process
  • Extensive submissions on PC1 to the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement
  • Submission on the Christchurch Southern Motorway Project on behalf of affected business owner