Landscape Policy Planning

Landscape policy planning includes the assessment of landscape on a broad regional, or national scale, or the mapping out potential landscape change scenarios, such as might occur with population growth, land-use activity changes or infrastructure projects (such as wind farms or roads).

Hen and Chickens islands (Northland Mapping Project)

Hen and Chickens Islands (Northland Mapping Project)

Projects and Experience

In 2013, Simon Cocker Landscape Architecture was engaged by Northland Regional Council as part of a team to map the Outstanding Natural Landscapes of the Northland Region.  This study fed into the Regional Policy Statement.

In the past, Simon Cocker has been a member of teams undertaking assessments for Waitakere City (Waitakere District Landscape Assessment, (1993); Oratia Catchment Landscape Structure Plan, (1993); Franklin District Landscape Assessment, (1994); Whangarei District Urban Growth Strategy, (2005); Doubtless Bay Landscape Assessment, (2009); Kaipara District Landscape Assessment, (2009);

On a smaller scale, the practice has prepared Plan Changes for both Councils and for private individuals seeking the rezoning of areas to facilitate development.