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Council continues review of draft planning rules

Media release
2 July 2013

Council continues review of draft planning rules

Auckland councillors today continued the task of reviewing potential changes to building heights and housing zones in the draft Unitary Plan based on community feedback.

At a public meeting of the Auckland Plan Committee, councillors agreed to refer a set of nine directions on heights and housing zones to local boards for their consideration, guidance and feedback.

The principles may be used to guide changes to the draft plan in response to public feedback.

Council staff will undertake further work on changes that have been outlined following the first two workshops.

“Final decisions will not be made until the end of August,” said Auckland Plan Committee chair and Deputy Mayor Councillor Penny Hulse. “We have a lot of work to do to ensure the notified version of the plan reflects as best as we can what the public has told us.”

Councillors were also assured that public feedback will be available on the council's website allowing people to search for the comments of individuals and organisations.

The interim directions (outlined in the report) relate to:

• Principles for building heights in centre zones
• Principles for building heights around centres in the Terrace Housing and
Apartment Building zone
• Principles for notification for height infringements in centres and the Terrace
Housing and Apartment Building zone
• Principles for volcanic viewshafts and blanket height sensitive areas
• Approach to design quality
• Provisions in the Mixed Housing zone
• Notification of development control infringements.


ENDS


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