Published 11 August 2010
Waitakere City Council’s planning & regulatory committee approved a private plan change for notification yesterday to introduce the Pakinui structure plan.
The plan change affects an area between Swanson & Waitakere, on Waitakere City’s border with the Rodney district, and proposes providing subdivision potential for 180ha in the 700ha Pakinui catchment.
Planning consultant Peter Hall, from Boffa Miskell Ltd, told councillors yesterday the structure plan had been in development for a decade: “When it was prepared originally in 2000-02, it was advanced as a council-led plan change, but the council asked for further work.
“It’s fair to say the plan change has stalled in the interim. The residents sought advice last year about what to do. There are 34 landowners. 31 of the 34 have given their written support to the structure plan.”
The structure plan area is bound by Amreins, McEntee & Sunnyvale Rds and the district boundary. Mr Hall said the average site density would fall from 5.2ha now to 1.8ha if the change went through. Current land uses include intensive poultry farming, horticulture, pasture & lifestyle living. There are also extensive areas of established & regenerating native bush.
The plan change will be notified by the Waitakere council and it will then be handed over to the new Auckland Council for processing beyond 1 November.
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Attribution: Council committee meeting & agenda, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.