Code Planning is a boutique Resource Management Consultancy based on Auckland’s North Shore.

Code is Directed by Haden Mills who is a full member of the New Zealand Planning Institute and holds a Bachelor of Planning(Hons) from the University of Auckland. Haden has over 10 years experience in planning in Auckland ranging from private consulting to being a senior planner, policy planner and a team leader at Auckland Council.

We specialise in all aspects of urban and environmental planning including:

  • Resource consent applications
  • Notices of requirement and outline plans
  • Plan changes and submissions
  • Evidence for Council and Environment Court hearings
  • Iwi and community consultation
  • Plan and strategic policy advice and development
“As a team leader for the Council I saw many applications come through that went off the rails for various reasons or didn’t fully utilise the true design potential of the site. This was often caused by a lack of understanding of the processes and planning provisions, I noticed this only got worse with the roll out of Aucklands Unitary Plan, which has further complicated (at least for now) the planning framework. I felt that the process could be managed far more effectively in terms of cost and time for private sector clients. I decided to use my planning knowledge and my understanding of the Councils structures and processes in the private sector in an effort to help navigate the process in a simple and cost effective manner and ensuring that good design isn’t outweighed by a rulebook”
Haden Mills, Director

Code holds a number of core values:

  • We will be upfront and honest with our clients in terms of our opinions and the likelihood of a project being successful. We won’t always tell you what you want to hear rather what you need to hear.
  • We work with high calibre professionals and experts that we can use to help form a project team.
  • No matter what the scale of the project we prioritise it as if it were our own.
  • We will listen to what you need and simplify the process

View our services



Our Resource Management Consultancy can help you add value to your site through subdivision.



At Code we are resource consent experts and our knowledge of the process can save you significant time cost and stress.



We understand the critical aspects in commercial development and obtaining consents.


Feasibility / Scoping Reports

A great starting point to any project is to understand the potential of your site.