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Tamaki Residential Development - Go Ahead Given

Plan change gives go ahead to residential development in Tamaki

Development of a new 5.4 ha subdivision has been given the go ahead following Auckand City’s approval of a district plan change rezoning part of College Road, St Johns.

The change in zone from Business 7 to modified Residential 6b affects land along College Road on the rim of the Lunn Avenue quarry site.

The plan change, which was lodged by the landowners Landco Limited, was notified on 1 June 2003. A total of 14 submissions were received and a hearing held on 19 December. Several of the submissions have led to amendments to the application.

The hearing panel, chaired by Councillor Juliet Yates, addressed concerns of some submitters over increased traffic use and amended the plan to include a widening of College Road.

Costs to mitigate the effects of traffic would be met by the developer.

Other submissions covered aspects of stormwater, wastewater and urban design, leading to further amendments being recommended by the panel. Design issues would be assessed by the council’s Urban Design Panel.

“Overall, the hearing panel believed that its proposed amendments to the plan change would result in a development producing a reasonable transition between the suburb of St Johns and the land below on the quarry floor,” said Mrs Yates.

Residential development on College Road represents a further stage in the redevelopment of the now closed Lunn Avenue Quarry.

A subdivision providing for residential activity, community uses and open space on land served by Gollan and Tidey Roads is largely complete. Consents have been issued and construction of new houses is already underway.

Auckland City and Landco, the landowner of the quarry, are in discussions concerning the nature of development proposed for the quarry floor. A significant residential development providing for up to 8000 people may be accommodated on the site.

The residential development on the College Road land is unable to proceed until after the appear period closes at the beginning of May and then only if the council’s decision on the plan change is not appealed against by submitters or Landco.

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