05 Apr 2013

Unitary plan explained

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Published: Howick and Pakuranga Times – 05 April 2013

RESIDENTS and ratepayers have the chance to find out more about the super-city’s draft Unitary Plan at a series of local meetings.

The Howick Local Board is hosting the sessions providing information about Auckland Council’s rule book for future growth.

The plan introduces a hierarchy of town centres and zones where most of the estimated million people expected to be added to Auckland’s population over the next 30 years will be housed.

It sets out what can be built and where, as well as how to safeguard the environment, heritage, coastal areas and productive rural land.

It maps a new rural urban boundary (RUB) where up to 40 per cent of the required 400,000 new dwellings will be located.

The draft Unitary Plan also defines the maximum amount of greenfield land to be developed for urban use over the next three decades.

The schedule of meetings is:

April 15, 6.30-8.30pm, Pakuranga United Rugby Club, Lloyd Elsmore Park, off Cascades or Pakuranga Roads.

April 22, 7-9pm, Howick Recreation Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road.

May 1, 6.30-8.30pm, Ormiston Senior College, Ormiston Road, Flat Bush.

May 9, 6.30-8.30pm, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga.

The Howick Local Board would like an indication of expected numbers. Send RSVPs to nichola.painter@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz saying which event will be attended.


 

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