Francelle is a specialist Resource Management lawyer with more than 18 years’ experience practising in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Francelle acts for a broad range of private and public clients with a focus on major urban development and infrastructure projects, in particular residential (including retirement villages), water and wastewater, tertiary and secondary education, large-scale subdivisions, heritage adaptive re-use and significant master-planned retail and commercial developments.
Francelle provides specialist advice on law reform and district and regional plan formulation and was closely involved in the Auckland Unitary Plan promulgation process. She has acted for numerous applicants utilising the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-Track Consenting) Act 2020 and was appointed Chair of the Expert Consenting Panel to determine the Rotokauri North project referred under the Fast-Track Act. Francelle was also a previous Chair of the Auckland branch of the Resource Management Lawyers Association.
Francelle Lupis and Amelia Alden recently assisted Summerset Villages (St Johns) Limited in obtaining resource consent for a large retirement village in St Johns, Auckland.
The application was heard in the Environment Court, where Judge Smith, Commissioner Gysberts and Commissioner Prime held the consent as proposed “is appropriate and properly balances the interests of intensification with the need for compatibility with the residential environment and the impact on visual amenity”.
The village will range between two and six storeys and contain 328 units made up of independent living units, serviced units and care / dementia rooms.
Partner, Greenwood Roche 2019 –
Principal, Greenwood Roche 2016 – 2019
Senior Associate (previously Senior Solicitor, Solicitor), Russell McVeagh 2007 – 2016
Solicitor, Richard Max & Co, London 2005 - 2006
Solicitor, Jeffrey Green Russell, London 2004 - 2005
Solicitor, Minter Ellison 2003
LLB (Hons) / BA
DDI: +64 9 306 0495
Mobile: +64 21 333 267
Phone: +64 9 306 0490
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Francelle is primarily based in Auckland.
Physical: Level 12
2 Commerce Street
Mail: PO Box 106006
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