Natural Character Workshop

Our Landscape Planners were approached by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to assist in the preparation of a workshop on providing guidance around Policy 13 (Natural Character) of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS)

Our Landscape Planners were approached by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to assist in the preparation of a workshop on providing guidance around Policy 13 (Natural Character) of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (NZCPS).

This is the third DOC-run workshop since the NZCPS was released in 2010, of which Boffa Miskell has been integral in all three. For this latest workshop, James Bentley along with other Boffa Miskell Landscape Planners prepared a think piece focussing on implementation techniques, following our involvement with numerous coastal natural character studies throughout the country.

The workshop was attended by various consultant landscape architects, local and national government coastal policy planners and representatives from the Ministry for the Environment. The workshop, held in Wellington in late November 2015 facilitated healthy debate about the methods and rigors of current best practice. It is hoped that the workshop notes that follow will provide further guidance for practitioners and decision makers around assessing and mapping coastal natural character.

Read the workshop think piece “Coastal Natural Character Assessment methodologies” >

For further information please contact James Bentley

11 December 2015