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Panmure proposed plan change consultation

Panmure proposed plan change ready for consultation

A plan change to introduce a Residential 8 zone in the Jellicoe-Pilkington Road area of Panmure is to be publicly notified on Sunday 25 April.

Plan Change 59 relates to an area bounded by Pleasant View road, Jellicoe and Pilkington roads and including Green and Dunn roads.

The plan change represents another step forward for the Panmure Liveable Community Plan “Panmure’s Future” which was adopted in 2002 after extensive public consultation. It is designed to revitalise the area and accommodate population growth.

As one of Auckland City’s “areas of change” in its growth management strategy, Panmure’s population is expected to grow by up to 2400 people before 2021.

Residential 8 zones allow more people the opportunity to live close to public transport and town centres and introduce special requirements to ensure high quality urban design.

Plan Change 59 restricts new buildings in the area to a maximum of two storeys or eight metres and has special requirements for recognition of the local environment. The Jellicoe-Pilkington Area is the only residential area identified in Panmure’s Future for rezoning to Residential 8.

Much of the new development will take place alongside existing buildings that embody the history of development in the area. The community has strongly emphasised its desire to retain the current ambience and amenity of the area, while allowing for new and increased intensity of housing to accommodate growth.

The public has until 24 May to make submissions to the proposed plan change. After that a summary of submissions will be prepared. The summary will be notified and additional submissions can be received during a further month-long period, which will be followed by a hearing. Submitters will be allowed to speak at the hearing. The hearing decision can be subject to appeal but only by those who have lodged submissions.

The plan changes have been assessed for infrastructure and traffic impacts and council will need to be satisfied they can be managed.

Projects related to the Liveable Community Plan that already have the green light include the town centre street upgrade, and a new railway station. A parking study and view protection study are also underway.

Councillor Sherryl McKelvie, spokesperson for the Panmure plan changes, says the Liveable Community Plan aims to breathe new life into Panmure by revitalising its town centre and providing quality housing of good urban design.

“The longer-term social and economic future of Panmure and town centres like it depend on these initiatives. In Panmure we will be active in protecting the essential character of the town by urban design requirements and streetscape improvements,” says Mrs McKelvie.

“It’s been a long road to travel for Panmure residents, but the time has come to see some tangible benefits after years of effective consultation.”

Submissions on the plan change can be made by visiting: http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/panmuresfuture

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