About us

Zone has been developed by Vance Hodgson (Hodgson Planning Consultants Ltd) and Peter Skilton (PRS Planning Services Ltd).

Zone provides professional planning services, in an easy to understand and cost effective manner based on our 35 years of combined resource management related employment in both local government and private consultancies.

We have worked for a number of district Councils in both policy development and development control roles including the provision of professional advice, the processing of resource consents and involvement in the development and processing of district plan changes.

We also have considerable experience and have had a high degree of success on the other side of the fence working on behalf private clients across a wide range of areas including scoping the development / subdivision potential of land, the preparation of resource consents and private plan change applications, the presentation of expert evidence at Council and Environment Court hearings and involvement in court assisted mediation.

Vance Hodgson

Email: vance "at" hpcplanning.co.nz or vance "at" zone.co.nz

Phone: (09) 235 3252
Fax: (09) 235 3253
Mobile: 027 5555 450

Post: PO Box 97, Pukekohe 2340


  • Planning Consultant / Director Hodgson Planning Consultants Limited
  • Co-founder of zone.co.nz


Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Geography), Massey University, 1994 – Honours (Division II)

Peter Skilton

Email: peter "at" prsplanning.co.nz or peter "at" zone.co.nz

Phone: (07) 843 9612
Mobile: 021 051 3426

Post: P.O Box 16125, Urlich Ave, Hamilton 3246


  • Planning Consultant / Director PRS Planning Services Ltd
  • Co-founder of zone.co.nz


Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (Second Class Honours Division 1), Massey University, 1994