Planning and policy
Westland District Plan Review/Planning Services
Fiona Aston has provided planning consultancy services to Westland District since the early 1990s, and Aston Consultants, since its inception in 1995.
This has included all stages of the District Plan Review process, reporting on numerous plan changes and resource consents and advising on policy and enforcement matters. Proposals have including subdivisions, township growth, mining, quarrying, hazards management, helipads and tourism proposals, and Westland Dairy extensions.
Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS)
The UDS proposes a 35-year growth management strategy for greater Christchurch. The UDS is part of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement and the Land Use Recovery Plan.
The Canterbury Regional Policy Statement has had a complex and rather ‘chequered’ planning history and is currently subject to the pending decisions on the Land Use Recovery Plan prepared under Canterbury earthquake recovery legislation. Aston Consultants have provided planning advice, including submissions and evidence, for various clients with property interests in Christchurch, Waimakariri and the Selwyn Districts.