Thomas Services: Landscape Architecture Plan Sets for Resource Consents
Year: 2017 and onwards
At Thomas Consultants we prepare Landscape Plan Sets for a wide range of clients and their property developments. Below you will see a number of projects from large scale subdivisions, or community facility developments to two lot subdivisions and mixed urban developments.
Typically the set will include a landscape master plan, plant and materials selection and specifications, a retaining plan (if applicable), a fencing plan, a landscape materials plan, construction details, and planting and maintenance instructions.
These plans and drawings are collated and presented in a set for lodgement with a Resource Consent Application, or as requested by Council Planners as a Section 92 request or Condition of Consent.
Our team is experienced in providing plans that create good outdoor amenity values as well as fulfilling urban design and safety requirements.
To find out more contact our Landscape Architecture team here.
PROJECTS - Large Scale Developments
The proposed development is for the addition of 6 new units, with carport garages, at the rear of the property and existing dwellings located at 13 Milton Rd. Areas of hard and soft landscaping are provided around the site, including several trees within the garden spaces to provide visual relief between the driveway and dwellings. Screening planting of medium sized shrubs and hedges are proposed to assist in breaking up the appearance of the building, as well as to provide screening between the private outdoor spaces of the proposed units.
Resource Consent approved November 2021
Auckland based land development project
The proposed subdivision design comprised of 39 residential lots, 2 communal facilities lots, and a JOAL. The project involved a stream restoration plan as there is an existing stream on the property. We worked alongside TCL ecologists and engineers, as well as an external architect and arborist. The flood plains relating to the existing stream created some design constraints to be worked around, but with successful collaboration we were able to provide a final masterplan that integrated riparian planting into the edges of private lots, as well as improving the existing wetland and stream environment.
Resource Consent granted May 2022
The proposed subdivision design comprised of 34 residential lots, 27 car parks, bin storage areas, a covered bicycle storage area, and a JOAL. The buildings are 2 storey and have 2-5 bedrooms. The outdoor living spaces are carefully designed to provide space for outdoor dining and play, with space for a washing line and planting, including a specimen tree. Part of this site was in a flood zone so careful design had to go into the rear Lots to ensure the space was suitable. Other design features included paving bands and planting strips within the carpark to visually break up the space, joint bin storage spaces, clear pedestrian connectivity around the development, and carefully landscape front and rear yards.
Resource Consent granted October 2021
PROJECTS - Small Scale Developments
Adriatic Avenue – Residential Development
The proposed subdivision design comprised of seven residential lots on a sloping site. The buildings are 2 storey terrace style with good sized outdoor spaces. The outdoor living spaces were carefully designed to provide ample space for outdoor dining, play and planting. The planting design provided specimen shade trees for each lot, with hedges to visually break up the retaining walls. Larger scale trees are used to the road frontage to provide visual screening of the development.
Resource Consent granted February 2022
This proposed subdivision design comprised of 13 residential lots with separate carparking area. The buildings were 2 separate blocks of 2 storey terrace style buildings stepping down the sloped site. The outdoor living spaces were carefully designed to provide space for outdoor dining and planting, with space for a washing line and bin storage. Pedestrian access, safety, fencing design and heights, and views were key to this project with careful design consideration required. A central pedestrian pathway was provided to gain access to the rear lots (and back yards of the front lots) with 50% visually permeable fencing used to provide passive surveillance of the pathway. Carefully placed specimen trees were used for screening between the buildings.
Resource Consent granted December 2021
Te Atatu Road
The proposal includes 8 new 3-storey dwellings located in two separate buildings, with a JOAL which includes the driveway and central landscaped strip. A gated rear pedestrian access lane contains the service area for each unit, including bin storage, to keep the front facing area of the development clear. Part of the road-facing façade, as well as the two walls fronting the central landscape strip are proposed to have climbing plants, to further reduce visual impact of the buildings while creating an aesthetic finish to the development. Fencing along the road frontage is set back to allow a strip of planting.
Resource Consent granted August 2022
Great South Road
The proposed subdivision design comprised of eight residential lots with individual carport spaces to the rear of the units. The buildings are 2 storey terrace style with landscaped front yards. The outdoor living spaces were street facing with ample planting to provide privacy and screening for the building. Pedestrian access was provided directly to the street with vehicle access to the rear. Washing lines were carefully placed within the undercover patio, while bins were stored in a joint storage area at the back of the site. Mature trees on the street front helped to tie in the development to the wider residential area and provide privacy to the development from the busy main road. Other design features included paving bands across the driveway to break up the paved space, and specimen trees and garden at the end of the driveway.
Resource Consent granted December 2021