The dream of subdividing your land
By Anna Bensemann, Senior Planner, Baseline Group | Apr 08, 2022
Subdivision of land is often depicted as being an effective way to maximise the value of your land.
Managing Cultural Heritage Sites
By Anna Bensemann, Senior Planner, Baseline Group | Mar 29, 2022
Early consultation with iwi can assist in achieving a suitable outcome and help to manage our Cultural Heritage sites for future generations.
Hazardous activities, land contamination and resource consent applications
By Rose Leighton, Planner, Baseline Group | Feb 14, 2022
Have you had your site checked for past or present hazardous activities?
Times' up on the RMA
By Mike Vincent, Associate, Baseline Group | Feb 11, 2022
Love it or hate it, the RMA has shaped the development of New Zealand over the past 30 years.
Game changers for housing under the RMA
By Mike Vincent, Associate, Baseline Group | Feb 04, 2022
Game changers do not come along often, however the Government recently released a Bill that will change how land development occurs across New Zealand.
What to do when you inherit land
By Kerryn Penn, Planner, Baseline Group | Feb 01, 2022
At some point in your life you may find yourself inheriting land from a recently passed loved one or from a distant relative.
Housing Growth continues in Selwyn with Legislative Support
By Anna Bensemann, Senior Planner, Baseline Group | Jan 21, 2022
Selwyn District has long been known as one of New Zealand’s most rapidly growing districts, and this does not appear to be changing.
Indigenous Biodiversity: what does it mean for a farmer?
By Oscar Savage, Graduate Planner, Baseline Group Marlborough | Dec 15, 2021
Historically, New Zealand has seen the extensive loss of indigenous biodiversity associated with original land development practices to create farmland. However there is an increasing trend, and direction through legislation, to protect and enhance biodiversity values on farms.
How lizards might affect your new development
By Thomas Holmes, Planner, Baseline Group | Dec 15, 2021
There are five species of lizard consisting of either skinks and geckos present on Banks Peninsula and in the Canterbury High Country; four species in particular are either declining or nationally vulnerable, namely the Spotted Skink, Jewelled Gecko, Canterbury Gecko and Common Skink.