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Urban design related plan changes notified

Urban design related plan changes notified

Auckland City is planning to publicly notify six changes to the district plan related to urban design on the isthmus over the coming six weeks.

Through September and October Aucklanders will be encouraged to participate in the submission process and let the council know their views.

“Auckland City is continuing to review how development is managed in traditional villages and town centres with an approach which allows for development while maintaining the existing character of town centres,” says Councillor Juliet Yates, chairperson of the City Development Committee.

The six proposed plan changes are: 132 Character overlay (specific guidelines to protect, maintain and enhance the identified character of traditional town centres) 123 Mt Eden town centre plan 145 St Heliers town centre plan 153 Incorporation of urban design provisions for developments of four or more residential units in the Residential 6 and 7 zones 154 Residential Activity in Business 2 and 3 Zones, and 142 Panmure town centre structure plan and local view protection controls

Each proposed plan change will be notified in City Scene and details of these proposed plan changes will be available on the Auckland City website www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/isthmusplan.

The plan changes address a number of aspects of growth and encourage good urban design. Centres affected by town centre plans are St Heliers and Mt Eden, while the character overlay will apply to six initial centres: Eden Valley (Dominion Road) Upper Symonds Street Kingsland West Lynn (Richmond Road) Grey Lynn (Surrey Crescent) Ellerslie. The Panmure Town Centre structure plan and local view protection controls will complete the Panmure Liveable Community process.

Plan changes 153 and 154 relate to specific residential and business zones and focus on urban design criteria and how to better integrate residential units with commercial uses.

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