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Kingseat village plan change up for final approval

The plan change to turn 250ha around the old Kingseat Hospital into a village for an eventual 5000 residents comes up for final approval on Thursday, 8 years after the old Franklin District Council started work on plans to transform the rural area.

Plan change 28 was notified by the new Auckland Council in January 2011, in a combination of plan change & variations based on the old district council’s structure plan for the area. Auckland Council’s Auckland development committee will approve making the plan change operative at its meeting this week.

The village idea was an enlargement of initial plans to redevelop the hospital grounds, sold in 1996. The psychiatric hospital, just south of the Manukau Harbour between Waiau Pa & Karaka, was closed in 1999.

Most of the plan area will be rezoned residential, allowing for residential development at varying densities. The future town centre & southern part of Kingseat will be zoned business & light industrial to service local needs & the wider catchment. The remaining areas subject to the plan change & variations will be zoned recreation & coastal.

As part of the plan change, a number of features identified for protection due to their historic & cultural value were scheduled, with immediate effect on public notification in 2011. This included scheduling of buildings, structures & trees on the former Kingseat Hospital site. Construction of the psychiatric hospital began in 1929 and it opened in 1932. South Auckland Health sold the property in 1996 and closed the hospital in 1999.

Auckland Council principal planner Barry Mosley says in his report to this week’s meeting the plan change would enable Kingseat to be developed as a compact & contained urban area of high amenity with a unique sense of place, characterised by connected areas of open space, making it a readily walkable village.

The plan change has been through an Environment Court hearing & mediation, and the court issued a consent order resolving 3 appeals on 8 May.

Link: Kingseat plan change and Precinct Properties QE2 Square application

Earlier story:
24 January 2011: Kingseat plan change notified

Attribution: Council report.

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Patumahoe development plan change notified

Published 27 May 2012

Jurisdiction: Auckland Council

Neighbourhood: Patumahoe

Applicant: Auckland Council

Application detail: 24 & 36A Kingseat Rd,Patumahoe Hill structure plan, Franklin private plan change 37 and application to change stormwater network.

 

The council has agreed to accept & notify the plan change request, which seeks to rezone 9.93ha from rural to village & village business, providing for up to 70 residential lots and a 1750m² commercial area. The existing Patumahoe urban area covers 70ha. The request proposes a Patumahoe Hill structure plan which contains objectives, policies, rules & assessment criteria for future subdivision & land use. The request also proposes amendments to some of the existing Patumahoe structure plan provisions that are intended to apply to both the existing & proposed structure plan areas.

The stormwater application would change the conditions of the existing Patumahoe stormwater network discharge consent to provide for the diversion & discharge of stormwater from this land.

Notification date: 15 May

Submission closure date: Wednesday 13 June (but the council has advertised the closing date as Thursday 13 June)

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

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Kingseat plan change notified

Published 23 January 2011

Jurisdiction: Auckland Council

 

Neighbourhood: Kingseat

 

Applicant: Franklin District Council (role assumed by Auckland Council)

 

Application detail: Plan change 28, Kingseat structure plan area & other amendments, variation 12 to plan change 14, variation 1 to plan change 20, variation 1 to plan change 23, variation 6 to plan change 24 and variation 1 to plan change 25 of the Franklin district plan

 

Notification date: 20 January

Submission closure date: Friday 18 February

 

Other details: The intention of the plan change & variations is to rezone the 271ha in the Kingseat structure plan area from rural to urban to allow for the growth of Kingseat into a rural town of up to 5000 residents over the next 40 years.

Most of the plan area will be rezoned residential, allowing for residential development at varying densities. The future town centre & southern part of Kingseat will be zoned business & light industrial to provide for retail & other business activities to service local needs & the wider catchment. The remaining areas subject to the plan change & variations will be zoned recreation & coastal.

As part of the plan change, it’s proposed to add a number of items that have been identified as worth protecting due to their historic & cultural value to schedule 8A of the district plan – historic buildings, structures, trees & areas. This includes scheduling of buildings, structures & trees on the former Kingseat Hospital site.

Auckland Council’s regional & local planning manager, Penny Pirrit, said in the notice that, in accordance with section 86B (3) of the Resource Management Act, the proposed scheduling of historic buildings, structures, trees & areas in the district plan would have immediate legal effect from the date plan change 28 was publicly notified – last Thursday.

Link: Kingseat structure plan

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

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