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Housing Forum Called for Glen Innes

Housing Forum Called for Glen Innes


The Tamaki Community Board is holding a forum to discuss community concerns about proposed changes to the District Plan, which could lead to a spurt of high density housing development in Glen Innes.

The open meeting will be held at 6pm, Monday 13th of June at the Glen Innes Community Centre. Residents are invited to meet with Council officers and Community Board members to discuss the changes.

Plan Change 61 and Residential 8 Zoning proposals in the City Council’s draft plan would see the maximum allowed building height in residential areas increased from two to three storeys.

The number of dwellings allowed on each property would also be raised.

“We are holding this forum in response to public concern over the changes and urge anyone who feels they may be affected to attend,” said Deputy Chairperson Kate Sutton.

The issues that the public are raising about the change have not yet been adequately addressed by the Council, according to Sutton. “We also feel that while there has been vocal opposition by some parts of the community to the changes, we are unsure as to how widespread that unhappiness may be in the wider community.”

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Information for editors:

Plan Change 61 seeks to rezone residential properties, located within a 10-minute walk (or 800 metres) of the town centre, to Residential 8a and 8b, and to rezone Residential 5 zoned sites that directly face or are opposite the new Residential 8 zoned areas to Residential 6a.
Zone Height Density
Residential 8a Adjacent to residential areas, within walking distance of town centre. Up to 3 storeys (max. 11m).
Town houses and terrace houses. Density up to 1 unit per 150m2.
Residential 8b Adjacent to town centre. Up to 4 storeys (max. 14m).
Multi-unit development consistent with existing town centre commercial buildings. Density up to 1 unit per 100m2.

The Residential 8 zoning is aimed at encouraging more compact housing development, like apartments, terraced housing and town houses, near Glen Innes town centre and public transport.

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