Integrated planning and balanced solutions.

Who we are

Babbage Planning provides clients with integrated planning solutions that optimise environmental, social, cultural and economic outcomes.

We integrate our planning services with our other disciplines such as architecture, engineering, environment and surveying. This one-stop-shop service helps clients to find balanced solutions satisfying a diverse range of requirements, needs and interests.
In our experience, these outcomes meet planning tests and speed up the planning process.

The services we offer cover all aspects of regional and district planning throughout New Zealand – from early-stage project assessments to appeals in the Environment Court arising from applications for resource consent. Specific services include gaining planning approvals for land developments, subdivisions, roads, wastewater, stormwater and water transmission; assessing discharges to air, land and water against planning and environmental requirements; implementing changes and variations to local authority plans, policies and bylaws; and consulting with stakeholders including the general public and mana whenua groups.


Our approach is to seek early involvement in projects in order to get a good understanding of what clients are trying to achieve and to identify risks and opportunities. Armed with this information, we agree scope of work, budget and timelines.

In all projects, we recognise the need for responsible stewardship of urban, recreational and rural landscapes which often involves balancing economic development with environmental performance.

We have extensive experience in dairy and other primary industries, and more than 20 years of experience managing planning applications involving dairy factories and dairy processing. Other industry experience includes residential housing subdivisions, retail developments and education facilities.

Members of the Babbage planning team.

Integrated Planning Services

Develop planning strategies to deliver projects Prepare and review assessments of environmental effects for resource consents, notices of requirement, outline plans of works and plan changes Engage with stakeholders including mana whenua groups Project manage the planning process including compliance monitoring Provide expert evidence at hearings and the Environment Court


Contact us today to get started on your next project.

Joe Gray +64 09 379 9980
I have no hesitation recommending Babbage Consultants Ltd for any projects relating to master planning.

Trevor Harris, buildings maintenance manager, University of Waikato