James Bentley
Landscape Planner, Principal

Contact details:

Tel: +64 3 364 4763


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons), Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education (now The University of Gloucestershire)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education (now The University of Gloucestershire)


Registered Member, NZ Institute of Landscape Architects

Member, Resource Management Law Association

Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, UK

About James

James is originally from the UK and has worked in New Zealand since 2006 on a variety of often complex projects across the country. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, James worked for a multi-disciplinary practice in London, concentrating on urban regeneration projects in London and new settlements in Scotland and Cambridge.

Many of the projects James has worked on in New Zealand have been large scale, environmental planning projects, including utilities, infrastructure, mining, aquaculture, and broad-scale landscape and natural character assessments. James’ practical experience includes writing landscape and visual assessments as well as preparing evidence for Council and Environment Court hearings. James also has experience in consulting with the general public on landscape issues.

James contributes to the development of the profession within Boffa Miskell through the refinement of assessment methodologies, including interpreting parts of the NZCPS 2010 and updating the Landscape Guidance Note for MfE’s Quality Planning website.

A selection of James's projects

Queenstown Country Club >

Natural Character of Selected Marlborough Rivers >

Natural Character of the Marlborough Coast >

Marlborough Landscape Study >