Published 7 April 2010
Jurisdiction: Rodney District
Neighbourhood: Specified centres
Application detail: Variation 140, to introduce a small business centres policy area into chapter 9 – business, of the 2000 district plan, which is now partly operative
Notification date: 25 March
Submission closure date: Monday 3 May
The council said in advocating the proposal: “There is an increasing shift to intensification of development, including residential development, within business areas. While this is welcome in the larger town centres in Rodney District, such development in smaller centres has the potential to have adverse effects on the community focus & smallscale character of those centres without significantly contributing benefits that intensification can bring.
“The proposal introduces a new small business centres policy area that is applied to the smaller centres in the district, including some centres that are zoned mixed business, where the centre serves as a local community focal point.
“The policy area is applied to 2 groups of centres. The A centres include those smaller centres that are listed for further intensification in chapter 13 – future development & structure plans. The B centres include those centres not so listed. The small business centres policy area requires new buildings to be assessed as a restricted discretionary activity to ensure that new development is in keeping with the centre & nearby residential development, and restricts the height of buildings in the B centres to 9m.”
The centres affected include:
Retail service-zoned land at Red Beach, Manly Village & Huapai.
Mixed business-zoned land at Leigh, Matakana & the corner of Beverly & Whangaparaoa Rds, WhangaparaoaRetail service-zoned land, Hill Top, Hibiscus Coast Highway; Manly, corner Manly Park Drive & Tulip Close;Orewa, corner of Grand Drive & Maire Rd; Parakai; Riverhead; Snells Beach, south of the playing fields; Stanmore Bay, 151 Brightside Rd, corner Brightside Rd & Whangaparaoa Rd, corner Vipond Rd & Cooper Rd; Waimauku (not subject to restricted activity 314); Waiwera, on the north side of Waiwera Rd.
Want to comment? Go to the forum.
Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.