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Unitary Plan now online

30 September 2013

Unitary Plan now online

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan is now online, marking its official notification and the start of the formal submission phase, that will run until 28 February 2014.

The plan includes changes based on feedback from 22,000 Aucklanders and the decisions made by Auckland Council’s elected members.

“Today we officially kick off the formal submission phase with a plan that has been developed in partnership with our communities. This gives us a great head start as we enter the next step in the process,” said Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.

Changes made to the plan since the release of the first draft in March have been summarised in factsheets based on local areas and key topics including residential zones, heights in centres, heritage and the Rural Urban Boundary.

Improvements have also been made to the e-plan, which includes the rules, maps and a search function to find out what the plan proposes for a specific address. The plan can also be viewed at libraries and council service centres for those who don’t have access to the internet.

Also online from today is the first release of the Auckland Design Manual, which works as a practical companion guide to the Auckland Unitary Plan. The manual aims to help everyone from developers to homeowners achieve good design by providing the latest information on best practice processes and real life examples.

During November Auckland Council will be running a series of information expos on the Proposed Unitary Plan that will include support sessions on how to make a formal submission.

Following the five-month submission phase, there will be further submissions, hearings and appeals that will take place over the next three years.

The Proposed Unitary Plan, factsheets outlining key changes and the formal submission form can be found at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/unitaryplan

The Auckland Design Manual can be found at www.aucklanddesignmanual.co.nz

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