gardens should capture the
beauty of nature around us,
be timeless in their application
and help us feel rejuvenated
and relaxed

LANDSCAPE / VISUAL ASSESSMENT -
DESIGN
& PLANNING

Landscape assessments can be a requirement of council in order for a landowner to obtain resource consent for a house build. These assessments seek a balance between landscape protection and the rights of the landowner to build on his / her land. I work with landowners and their individual site characteristics to produce assessments that are likely to make it through the resource consent process.



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PROJECT GALLERY- click to enlarge images

Oamaru Landscape Assessment

This Landscape Assessment was completed for a proposed house on a hill site near Oamaru, located within a ‘Rural Scenic Zone and Significant Landscape Area’.

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Report recommendations including the
reinstatement of a hillock over the house
(green roof), buried power lines, and the
use of low voltage and downward casting
lights. These recommendations fitted with
the clients environmentally friendly lifestyle
and they were granted permission to build.

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Whangarei Landscape Assessment

This Landscape Assessment was completed for a building site within an ‘Outstanding Natural Area’ (District Council) and ‘Protected Natural Area’ (DOC) near Whangarei.

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Recommendations in the report included
positioning the house below a dominant
ridgeline, reinstating extensive native
plantings, and using low voltage lighting.
Council granted permission to build.

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Huia Auckland Landscape Plan / Visual Assessment

This Landscape Plan and Visual Assessment was required by council before they would grant resource consent for a house build.

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To read more about Carl's various areas of design, and to view his PROJECT GALLERIES click the links below...

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Plants were strategically placed to screen
the house from public viewpoints, while still
allowing views to the ocean from the house.
The client was granted non-notified consent
to build.

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