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Rodney releases decision on high-intensity variation 58

Published 15 March 2009

The Rodney District Council has released its August 2008 decision on submissions to district plan variation 58, which was delayed until the residential chapter of the district plan became operative.

 

Variation 58, which became a change to the council’s 2000 district plan, relates to high intensity residential & integrated residential developments.

 

The variation introduces a new rule 8.10.7 which contains a number of specific design rules for integrated residential developments in both the medium & high intensity residential zones. It also introduces new assessment criteria to assist in assessing the design aspects of new integrated residential developments, and makes changes to the policies &strategy.

 

The variation reduces the number of multiple household units allowed as a permitted activity from 3 to 2/site. There is no change proposed to the 1 unit:275m² density rule applying to such developments.

 

Website: Plan change 58

 

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Attribution: Council release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Rodney variation 61 open to further submissions

Published 4 May 2008

Jurisdiction: Rodney District

 

Applicant: District council

 

Application: Variation 61 to the proposed district plan 2000, submissions summary

 

Notification date: 1 May

 

Submissions closed: 1 February

 

Further submission closure date: Monday 2 June

 

Application details: Variation 61 is intended to strengthen the rules controlling intensive residential development in areas at risk from coastal inundation or flooding. It changes provisions relating to multiple housing units, integrated housing development & cluster housing in the high- & medium-intensity residential zones in these areas.

 

Want to comment? Email [email protected].

 

Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for this website.

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Rodney variation knocks out need for playground consents

Published 4 May 2008

Jurisdiction: Rodney District

 

Applicant: District council

 

Application: Variation 66 to proposed district plan 2000, to change rules on open-space activities in residential zones

 

Notification date: 1 May

 

Submission closure date: Monday 2 June

 

Application details: Variation 66 proposes changes the activity status of playgrounds & other associated recreational activities on reserves vested in the council, where that land still has a residential zoning, to a permitted activity.

 

The change will remove the need for a resource consent, and so reduce the urgency to rezone to open space.

 

Want to comment? Email [email protected].

 

Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for this website.

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Rodney rural visitor accommodation proposal out for more submissions

Published 20 April 2008

Jurisdiction: Rodney District

 

Neighbourhood: Rural zones

 

Applicant: Rodney District Council

 

Application detail: Visitor accommodation, variation 65 to the proposed district plan 2000. The variation was notified on 20 November 2007 and the first round of submissions closed on 1 February.

 

Notification date: 17 April

 

Further submissions closure date: Monday 19 May

 

Website: Council website, variation 65 submissions

 

Want to comment? Email [email protected].

 

Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for this website.

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Update: Plan change 19 for Browns Bay & Albany town centres operative this week

Published 10 October 2010

Plan change 19, creating the business 12 mixed use zone for the Browns Bay & Albany Village town centre areas, will become operative on Thursday 14 October.

 

Published 2 March 2008

Jurisdiction: North Shore City

 

Applicant: Council

 

Application detail: Proposed plan change 19, business 12 mixed use zone, the council has released its decision notice relating to submissions and the plan change is deemed to have been amended in accordance with that decision as at 28 February; submitters have the right to appeal to the Environment Court

 

Notification date: 28 February

Other details: Plan change 19 seeks to create a new zoning to encourage mixed-use development in small & appropriate areas of the Browns Bay & Albany Village town centre areas.

The preamble to the plan change document says the chosen areas are believed to be suitable for high-quality mixed-use development, for which the potential was identified in 2002 centre plans.

The plan change was publicly notified in January 2007 and the initial round of submissions closed on 27 February 2007.

Features of the change include:

a new objective, new policies & assessment criteria to guide the design of mixed-use developmentmaximum height limit increase to 14m (except between Clyde Rd & Beach Front Lane, Browns Bay – area C, where the current height limit of 12.5m is to be retained)commercial uses such as shops & offices at ground floor will be requiredminimum floor-to-ceiling height at ground floor of 3.6m. “This should result in a better proportioned building, a superior quality of space and the potential for change of use at ground-floor level over timeminimum depth of 10m for any spaces developed at the ground floor, to ensure that town centres are supplied with reasonable areas for commercial activities such as shops & officesa nil setback at the street frontage to provide a continuous retail/commercial face to the streetsite amalgamation is incentivised (by way of activity status) to encourage more efficient development opportunities2-bedroom apartments must be 55m² or largerno more than 20% of the apartments within a mixed-use development can be less than 55 m².

Want to comment? Email [email protected].

 

Attribution: Council notice, plan change document, story written by Bob Dey for The Bob Dey Property Report.

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