WHAT ARE CLIENTS SAY

I want to place on record my sincere gratitude and thanks for all the help and guidance provided to me by Jo, the Senior Planner at Planning Plus. My initial engagement with Planning Plus was when I was faced with confusion and uncertainty about my Resource Consent Application. Jo's guidance and help with my Resource Consent Application were most reassuring and for this, I am very grateful. Thank you, Jo!

 

The meticulous planning of my Resource Consent Application and professionalism in dealing with the Council's concern highlights the deep commitment in wanting to help people, like myself.

- Neville Nair

The team at PlanningPlus have been so easy to deal with. They’ve been professional, knowledgeable, diligent, communicative, and very efficient with their time and costs. I recommend them wholeheartedly for jobs big or small.

Richard Taylor

I worked with Planning Plus managing a project in rural Auckland whilst I am based in Dunedin. The entire process was a breeze and easier than I thought. Very efficient and kept me in the loop all the way. A committed group of professionals! Highly recommend.

- Lee Tan

I recently dealt with Hannah Thomson to obtain resource consent planning advice. Hannah was accommodating and responsive. She did a brilliant job of considering the issue from my perspective in order to give the appropriate advice, and was stress-free to deal with throughout. I would certainly use Planning Plus again in the future.

Kathryn Walker

We are renovating our Devonport villa and Planning Plus made it so easy to obtain resource consent, for our heritage overlay addition and new pool. Would recommend to all!

- Rebecca Macfie

We recently brought a section on the beach to build the house of our dreams. We were recommended to contact Hannah at Planning Plus to help with the submission of our Resource Consent through the Bay of Plenty Council and we are as so grateful we did. We cannot thank Hannah enough for all her professional help and advice. We knew to expect more obstacles than normal building on the beach however we were not prepared for just how many. Hannah was so helpful and kept us informed of any potential issues that may arise and how to overcome these. Building can be stressful and thanks to Hannah and her resourcefulness, this part of the building process was handled brilliantly taking the pressure off us.

 

We would recommend Hannah and the team at Planning Plus to others.

We are small to medium size residential building company that will continue to use Planning Plus in the future for all our up coming projects, feel free to contact if you have any queries.

- Deek Tocker

The team at Planning Plus are extremely knowledgeable in the their field. Having worked with them on a couple of projects can definitely recommend them for both large and small planning related work. Highly responsive and thoughtful and measured in their advice.

- Micheal Gulavin

We recently brought a section on the beach to build the house of our dreams. We were recommended to contact Hannah at Planning Plus to help with the submission of our Resource Consent through the Bay of Plenty Council and we are as so grateful we did. We cannot thank Hannah enough for all her professional help and advice. We knew to expect more obstacles than normal building on the beach however we were not prepared for just how many. Hannah was so helpful and kept us informed of any potential issues that may arise and how to overcome these. Building can be stressful and thanks to Hannah and her resourcefulness, this part of the building process was handled brilliantly taking the pressure off us.

 

We would recommend Hannah and the team at Planning Plus to others.

We are small to medium size residential building company that will continue to use Planning Plus in the future for all our upcoming projects, feel free to contact if you have any queries.

- Deek Tocker

We have dealt with Planning Plus for a number of subdivisions and could not recommend her highly enough.  Anne is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient and well versed in negotiating the myriad of complex and overwhelming rules, regulations, decisions and curve balls thrown at you during the subdivision process.  Anne was invaluable in achieving compromises and agreeable outcomes with the council to ensure we were able to proceed with our subdivisions.  We operate in the construction industry and even with 30 years experience dealing with councils the money spent engaging the services of a top class Town Planner is worth every cent.

Liane and James Hicks

"I have no hesitation in strongly supporting the recommendation made to us and am certain that the quiet professionalism demonstrated by Hannah and her firm contributed significantly to the success and timeliness of the resource consent. I strongly recommend her and her firm to others. 

 

It soon became apparent that there were significant differences of opinion within Council as to the future of such applications and, having heard horror stories of long delays, difficult dealings with Council’s staff, etc, we were advised to use the services of a planning consultant to assist us in preparation of any application. We selected Hannah Thomson, principal of Planning Plus, following a recommendation from a mutual friend and, following a relatively brief meeting, it immediately became clear that Hannah had a very close understanding of Council requirements.

Then, in one site visit, and a “pre-application meeting” with Council, Hannah identified all the potential issues and prepared a 17-page application in which possible issues with its size, building separation distance and potentially sewerage issues were specifically addressed.

Throughout the process she kept us fully informed and I am delighted to say that the application went smoothly through the Council’s process without delay, resulting in the resource consent being issued within their 20-day target.

I have no hesitation in strongly supporting the recommendation made to us and am certain that the quiet professionalism demonstrated by Hannah and her firm contributed significantly to the success and timeliness of the resource consent. I strongly recommend her and her firm to others".

- Alan Maclean

"Planning Plus took care of everything for us with our recent resource consent. Planning Plus produced a comprehensive report covering all required aspects needed for our application, which resulted in the application sailing through the Council process without a hitch. The professional assistance from Planning Plus really sped up the whole process, which is important to us as property developers.

 

Planning Plus’ breadth of experience and knowledge of information and process was invaluable to us and we will be using them again in the future. We have no hesitation in highly recommending their services".

- Byrne Homes

"Thank you so much for fantastic service and incredibly thorough advice. Your report for us and answering our questions was so easy to understand, it made all the various planning jargon we had been struggling to understand crystal clear. Your expert advice was invaluable; you spotted and explained the importance of so many different issues that we needed to be aware of and hadn’t thought about. Because of your advice were able to make an informed decision we felt confident about. Many thanks also for putting together such a thorough report for us on such a short timeframe, the service was above and beyond".

- Byrne Homes

"We selected Planning Plus more or less opportunistically from a list of planning advisors. This turned out to be very fortuitous as the service they have provided has been exceptional. Their network of contacts, knowledge of district planning, attention to detail and commitment to obtaining the best outcome for the client has delivered a very good outcome for us. We would unreservedly recommend Planning Plus".

- Chris and Kathy Hatton

"The team at Planning Plus recently prepared and lodged a Resource Consent for us with Auckland Council. They were always available to discuss any issues that arose and made the process easy without any unnecessary stress. All matters were dealt with quickly and professionally. We would highly recommend their services to anyone needing assistance within this complex environment.
Thanks again".

- Chris and Kim Spurr

"We found Planning Plus extremely reliable, knowledgeable and professional and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone else seeking assistance with the resource consent process".

- Jo Vautier

Have had many successful and seamless outcomes using the team at Planning Plus. Excellent communication the whole way through, nothing is too tricky for them. Would highly recommend to anyone needing to engage a planner for their project.

- Alexandra Farrell