Latest: Extension for district plan extensions, application for glasshouse on 3.6ha, appeals, delegated decisions 15 March, delegated decisions 8 March, Matakana quarry hearing left to new councillors.
Resource consent applications which go to a hearing have been dealt with by independent commissioners, headed by Ken Graham, since the councillors resigned/were suspended a year ago.
District plan submission period extended
The submission period on the proposed Rodney district plan, which runs across the election and swearing in of a new council to replace commissioner Grant Kirby, has been extended to Friday 29 June. An extension to 31 May had been recommended. The plan was notified for public submissions on 28 November and the council has received more than 100 submissions. Group manager development services, Kaaren Goodall, said in a report to the commissioner today the extension would enable new councillors to become familiar with the plan, which they will have to see through several more processes before it becomes the existing plan. The council election is on 31 March.
Warkworth, Woodcocks Rd, CSM Ltd (Marinus & Cornelius van der Eijk) seek a five-year consent to build and use a four-stage glasshouse covering 3.6ha. Submissions close on 3 April 2001.
15 March 2001
Florence Ave, Orewa, An agreement has been proposed to end the appeal against an apartment block to be built by Graeme Hinton. A seven-storey block was proposed, but after the appeals by neighbour Anne Janssen and the National Trading Co, representing the nearby New World supermarket, the proposal was reduced to four storeys.
Delegated resource consent decisions going to commissioners 15 March 2001:
Wayby, State Highway 1, Izard Pastoral Ltd (Richard Izard) gained consent for commercial flights, aircraft assembly, construction and use of hangars.
Huapai, 28-30 Station Rd, Smith Earthmovers Ltd (Steven & Adrienne Smith) gained approval for eight residential lots.
Snells Beach, 64 Hamatana Rd, Autohaus European Ltd (Avric and Lisa Mirfin) gained consent to erect a mechanical repair workshop with office, household unit and storage shed.
Delegated resource consent decisions received by commissioners, 8 March 2001
Sandspit, 52 Kauri Drive, an application by Riverside Properties Ltd (the Kiwi Income Property Trust’s managers, headed by Ross Green) for four future urban 4ha lots and one balance area was approved.
Warkworth, 59 Woodcocks Rd, Times Media Group won consent to extend its industrial building, containing its printing works.
Puhoi, State Highway 1 & Puhoi Rd, Papillon Investments Ltd (James Lockwood) won approval for five boundary relocations, one rural residential lot and four bush lots.
Wainui, Monowai Rd, Agape Holdings Ltd (city project manager David Johnson & yachtswoman Leslie Egnot) won approval for four bush lots, one rural residential lot and two balance areas.
Hibiscus Coast ward
Whangaparaoa, Roberts Rd, Whangaparaoa Holdings Ltd (Greg Olliver of Landco) won consent to erect banners for the 29-lot Catalina Pt subdivision.
Stanmore Bay, 409 Whangaparaoa Rd, Retirement Developments Ltd (which does not show on the Companies Office register) won consent for a 60-person old people’s home.
Rodney District Council commission, 1 March 2001
Rodney commissioner Grant Kirby has sent the locally controversial Winstone Aggregates’ Matakana quarry resource consent issue on to the incoming council as one to be considered early.
The new council will be elected on 31 March, but the speed at which councillors take over from Mr Kirby depends on how clear the vote is. Confusion over who is elected will keep Mr Kirby in his job, which he began after the previous councillors and mayor resigned/were suspended a year ago.
The council resolved in October 1999 that Winstone Aggregates’ application to increase volumes from the Matakana quarry should be heard by two independent commissioners and one councillor from another ward. The hearing will now be in conjunction with the Auckland Regional Council, but has not yet been scheduled.
The dominant issue raised by submitters is the far more frequent movement of trucks proposed through Matakana village, which has become the centre of a rapidly growing tourist, lifestyle block and vineyard district.