To Whom it may concern,
We have utilised the services of Wendy Baverstock and Isle Land Ltd, several times in the last few years. On each occasion the project at hand included a Resource Consent from Auckland Council that was, at the beginning of our planning, "a gross improbability."
The first project was on Waiheke Island with very tight restrictions - we sought consent to add onto our existing 3 bedroom house with visitor accommodation. For numerous reasons 'It's not going to happen,' we were told. Against all odds, Wendy got the Resource Consent approval done. Took a bit of time and preparedness to comply with Council requirements, but it was done. We were elated.
The second project was in central Auckland where we had purchased an old villa in res 1 zone. The villa needed substantial renovations and extensions. Council was excessively restrictive being res 1. A lengthy process followed including several meetings with Council but in the end the objective was achieved including the gross improbability of site subdivision. Patience and Wendy / Isle Land Ltd were key. We were very very happy.
Our present project is again at Waiheke on a site again with difficulties. Again, we seek to extend the existing house. We automatically revert to Isle Land - Wendy / Isle Land Ltd - "they will fix it." Subsequent to a very lengthy explanatory report to Council we have very recently received Resource Consent approval from Council. Again we are very happy.
At our first meeting with Wendy we liked her 'up front' but 'can do' attitude. 'It may be difficult - but let's give it a go.' She is easy to deal with, has a very pleasant manner, has experience as a Council employee, has a very high reputation on Waiheke, always available to answer questions, definately knows her way inside Council, knows what she is doing and above all..gets the job done.
We unreservedly recommend Isle Land Ltd for any Resource Management Planning project in Auckland. There is nothing better when doing a building project to know you have the best people looking after you for Resource Consent issues. Always a pleasure to deal with, but also with results.
Keith and Judi Davis, Central Auckland and Waiheke Island, 2016