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Councillors progress with review of Unitary Plan

25 July 2013

Councillors progress with review of Unitary Plan

The Auckland Plan Committee today continued work to review proposed changes of the draft Unitary Plan.

Based on public feedback and direction given to staff at six councillor and local board chair workshops over recent weeks, the potential changes reviewed today covered: development in rural areas, retail operations in the general business zone, signage and billboards, parking, electricity transmission corridors, stock access to freshwater and the coastal marine area, tree protection during maintenance on utility operations, disabled access to buildings, genetically modified organisms, aircraft noise, and the Rural Urban Boundary.

“This is the council listening to community feedback and making sensible changes to the draft Unitary Plan to best reflect what people have told us,” said Deputy Mayor and Auckland Plan Committee chair Councillor Penny Hulse.

Council staff will continue with further work on the key issues as direction is given by elected members at workshops.

The Auckland Plan Committee then makes decisions that will shape the proposed Unitary Plan for public consultation later this year.

More information on the issues and directions considered can be found on the Auckland Plan Committee agenda, www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz


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