Town and regional planning

IDC Town Planners deals with the efficient placement of land-use activities, infrastructure, and settlement growth across a larger area of land than an individual city or town. Regional planning is a sub-field of urban planning as it relates land use practices on a broader scale

IDC Town Planners provides the following services:

  • Resist development in flood plains or along earthquake faults. These areas may be utilised as parks, or unimproved farmland.
  • Designate transportation corridors using hubs and spokes and considering major new infrastructure
  • Some thought into the various ‘role’s settlements in the region may play, for example some may be administrative, with others based upon manufacturing or transport.
  • Consider designating essential nuisance land uses locations, including waste disposal.
  • Designate Green belt land or similar to resist settlement amalgamation and protect the environment.
  • Set regional level ‘policy’ and zoning which encourages a mix of housing values and communities.
  • Consider building codes, zoning laws and policies that encourage the best use of the land