Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Beachlands plan changes open for consultation

Beachlands plan changes open for consultation

A proposal that would see the majority of sections in a new Beachlands residential area required to be at least 800sqm is now open for public consultation.

The minimum section sizes are included in Manukau City Council’s district plan change for low density residential development on 122 hectares of land south of the existing Beachlands village. It would allow 750 new homes to be built

The plan change has now been notified and is open for consultation. Progressive Enterprises’ private plan change for a new Countdown supermarket with some specialty retail on the corner of Whitford-Maraetai and Beachlands roads has also been notified.

The new residential zone would be subject to strict controls and allow a minimum section size of 800sqm, with 750sqm and 700sqm minimum sizes in two limited areas. The current minimum section size in Beachlands is 700sqm.

Following public feedback earlier this year the council has removed options for a medium density residential area and 2000sqm sites next to Whitford-Maraetai Rd.

Business zoning has also been removed following Progressive Enterprises’ decision to do their own plan change for a business centre. If the Progressive Enterprises plan change does not go ahead the land would be zoned residential.

One of the main aims of the plan change is to make sure that any future development is consistent with the original Beachlands Village character.

To allow for an increase in traffic, funding has been provided in the council’s long term plan and land designated to make Whitford-Maraetai Rd four lanes when necessary.



The plan change will require new houses to have two 25,000 litre water tanks and water conservation devices. It also requires connections to the Beachlands-Maraetai Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is designed to allow for 10,000 people. It is also able to be upgraded to accommodate a population of 15,000.

The council’s plan change follows a series of informal consultation periods, research, investigation and analysis of different options.

Open day:

An open day to find out more this plan change, Progressive Enterprises’ private plan change for a business centre and the Pine Harbour Marina plan change will be held on Saturday 12 June from 11am to 1pm at Beachlands Hall on Wakelin Rd.

The Pine Harbour Marina private plan change is currently out for further submissions.

Find out more at www.manukau.govt.nz/beachlands

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>

ALSO:

City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>

ALSO:

Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>

ALSO:

Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels