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Going up -not out - at Te Atatu

20 December 2004

Going up -not out - at Te Atatu

Developers who applied to erect a high rise building at Te Atatu Peninsula were granted consent by Waitakere Council’s Hearings Committee.

The mixed use development at 84 Gunner Drive was considered consistent with the policies and objectives of Waitakere City’s District Plan, the committee decided yesterday.

Two major issues raised by objectors to the project involved concerns of height and shading.

Hearings Chairman Councillor Derek Battersby said Lomond Developments had undertaken to set the building further back to reduce shading and that “expert witnesses said there will be minimal effects of height and shading. “The development is completely in line with the District Plan – it is medium density housing around transport. We have to make the decision on whether we go up or out” said Councillor Battersby.

A Council report stated that the “establishment and operation of the proposed activity will not lead to a decline in the amenity values of the area.”

The site is in the Harbour View North Special Area, a mix of residential and non-residential activities.

The Council set extra conditions for the building which will have underground parking, one floor of retail, and five levels of high quality apartments


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