Chester Consultants have had ongoing involvement with this staged project, assisting the developer and managing the wider specialist team to authorise the subdivision of two lots in the General Residential zone into 43 lots. Land use, subdivision and s127 variation consents under Waikato District Council have been obtained. Additionally, consents under Waikato Regional Council were obtained to carry out earthworks activities in a high erosion area, the infilling of a flood plain, diversion of surface water and the discharge of stormwater.
Council agreed that while the density of the development exceeded the permitted density in terms of minimum site areas, the dwellings have been designed to specifically respond to the smaller site areas and are able to achieve the same style and scale of built form as would be expected on a compliant site. Careful urban design and landscaping have gone into this project to achieve a favourable outcome.
Chester Consultants is a 100% NZ-owned, multi-disciplinary consultancy founded in 1985 by Gary Chester.
The team has since grown to 50+ specialist consultants including surveyors; civil, structural, and fire engineers; planners; project managers; and technical staff - offering an extensive range of professional services throughout New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.
The core of everything we do is People and Outcomes. We orient all aspects of our work around our clients and have built systems and strategies that make sure our clients’ needs are kept front and centre. This is why our defining statement is Positive People, Positive Outcomes. We work hard to deliver the best possible result for each client’s unique requirements and intentions.
Our team, our people, and our culture are instrumental in achieving the longevity and successes Chester enjoys. Through our engaged, high-performing team, we deliver excellent outcomes both inside and outside the Chester team. With over 35 years of operation and the deep collective experience of our team, we have the skills, experience, resources, and track record to give our clients confidence that their projects will be a success.