30 Aug 2013

Chaos and confusion with Auckland’s Unitary Plan

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By Anna Burns- Francis
Published: 3 News – 3news.co.nz
20130830 Chaos and confusion with Auckland's Unitary Plan
If Auckland is indeed a shambles – slow moving, too expensive, and spreading like a red wine stain – the Unitary Plan is perhaps an appropriate response.

But, it’s been shambolic, too. Particularly the issue of density – how dense is too dense? How dense isn’t dense enough? Should some areas be more dense than others?

In the meantime, confusion prevails because what is the case now may not be the case soon.
We’ve found a classic example of that in the west Auckland suburb of Glen Eden.

It doesn’t meet the minimum design standards set at the moment.

But here’s the odd thing – it wouldn’t meet them under the Unitary Plan either.

Watch the video for Anna Burns-Francis’ report

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Chaos-and-confusion-with-Aucklands-Unitary-Plan/tabid/817/articleID/311297/Default.aspx#ixzz2dfV0hXVa


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