Who are KTB Planning Consultants?

KTB Planning is Planning and Resource Management Consultancy based in Cambridge, New Zealand.

We provide expert land use planning services to a variety of key stakeholders, private individuals and local authority clients throughout New Zealand. We offer a positive and balanced approach to planning in New Zealand to promote high quality outcomes for individuals and the community.

KTB Planning has earned a reputation for offering a practical and efficient service to help clients achieve their project outcomes, and streamline the resource consent process as much as possible.

Although based in the central Waikato, KTB is recognised as Resource Consent experts in the Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland City, Hamilton City, Waipa and Waikato Districts.

Karl Baldwin - Principal & Director

Karl has over 20 years of planning and environmental management experience in New Zealand. Karl's expertise lie in managing projects for land use and subdivision and identifying solutions to a client's needs. Karl prides himself on providing clients with cost effective, yet practical advice and guidance. During his time as a Resource Management Planner, Karl has been involved in a wide variety of primary industry, town planning, subdivision and land use development projects.

Moving from the Coromandel Peninsula to Cambridge in 2007, Karl focused on expanding the KTB Planning practice. Karl is highly regarded as an expert in Resource Management Planning and regularly appears for clients in local authority Hearings and Environment Court proceedings.

Katherine Davies - Principal & Director

Katherine has extensive experience in both consenting, and policy development and implementation, with a focus on integrated and strategic planning. This experience coupled with her attention to detail, analytical mind and collaborative working style makes her invaluable in her leadership role at KTB. 

Donna Jones - Principal Environmental Planner

Donna has worked in the field of environmental planning and resource management for more than 17 years. She has extensive experience in project management of environmental investigations, assessments of effects, and preparation of resource consent applications. Donna has a particular interest in infrastructure projects, including water supply, wastewater and stormwater management.She has a Master's of Science and Technology degree, and in addition to regional council experience has worked as a consultant hydrogeologist.

Donna has been with KTB Planning since 2015, and compliments our team with a particular focus on managing multidisciplinary resource consent applications with an environmental focus.

Christina Walker - Senior Planner

Christina has an extensive history in both local government and the planning and regulatory environment.  Having spent the last five years as a Consents Planner at the Waipa District Council, Christina brings to the team a wealth of local knowledge and experience, along with a detailed understanding of the relevant legislative requirements. 

Christina has well established relationships with key stakeholders across various professions in the Waipa and Waikato areas.  Her specialist areas include applications for mixed use developments, urban and greenfield subdivisions, industrial, commercial and residential developments.  

All of this means Christina is well placed to assist you with turning your ideas into a reality. Her superb, customer focused approach, means you will always be fully informed of the process, requirements and  risks and opportunities associated with your project.  

Emily Hunt - Planner

Emily has 5 years of planning experience working in both district and regional government.  During her time in local government she has been involved in a range of land use and subdivision consents, and has experience across both the rural and urban environments.  

Her Council experience and relationships enable her to effectively assist clients in navigating the Council’s planning process.  This, coupled with her bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of Waikato, means she brings a wide set of skills and expertise to KTB Planning.

Joy Morse - Planner

Joy has a Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (BRP Hons) from Massey
University and over four and a half years’ experience working in local and central government as well as consulting environments. Joy is passionate about providing her clients with practical and sound advice and takes ownership of projects from their commencement through to completion. Joy has a proactive and solutions-based approach. Her excellent communication skills, positive attitude and her multi-faceted skill set makes her a valuable asset to any development or project team.

Jemma Ryan - Graduate Planner

Jemma joined the KTB team in January 2019 in the role of graduate planner. Jemma graduated from Waikato University in 2018 having completed a Bachelors degree in Environmental Planning, specialising in Terrestrial Environments. Jemma looks forward to developing her skills and experience in all aspects of planning. 


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