Following on from the Preliminary stage, we complete a Concept Design for the new layout, extension or new build. This is deliberately kept light and sketchy to facilitate easy changes and tweaks to the design. It is during this stage that we use a scheme plan to determine the feasibility of the design from a budget point of view and also with regards to Council restraints. A pre-application meeting with Council will be required if there are any potentially contentious infringements. This involves meeting with Council Planners and experts such as Traffic Engineers or Heritage Architects to ensure the proposal is acceptable and if not, what changes or requirements are imposed on a Resource Consent application.