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5 special housing areas approved

Commissioners have produced decisions approving 5 special housing areas at Ardmore, Clarks Beach, Drury South, Glenbrook, & Hobsonville Landing.

Auckland Council issued notices today making the applications under the housing accord with the Government operative.

The 5 areas:

  • Ardmore, plan variation 17, 170, 180 & 190 Walters Rd & 587 Mill Rd, 19.6ha rezoned from future urban to mixed housing suburban, to create 295 lots including 30 affordable housing sites
  • Clarks Beach, 137 Clarks Beach Rd, plan variation 19, 50.7ha rezoned from future urban to mixed housing suburban, 32 vacant lots, 2 residential superlots
  • Drury South, plan variation 16, 49 Harrison Rd & McEldownie Rd, 101ha rezoned from light industry to terrace housing & apartment buildings, mixed housing urban & mixed housing suburban, 50 residential lots
  • Glenbrook, plan variation 14, 35 & 127 McLarin Rd, 69ha rezoned from rural coastal to single house & local centre, to create 231 lots for residential, reserve & roading, neighbourhood park & coastal café
  • Hobsonville Landing, plan variation 12, 2ha to mixed-use zone, 6 new dwellings

Link: Auckland Council, special housing areas

Attribution: Council notices.

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2 large special housing areas for Franklin

The latest 2 Auckland special housing areas are both in Franklin and both large – 87ha on McLarin Rd, Glenbrook, providing for 800 homes, and 68ha on Bremner Rd, Drury, for at least 1000 homes.

Building & Housing Minister Nick Smith said when he & mayor Len Brown announced the areas yesterday that he was encouraged that Auckland Council “is continuing to advance greenfield sites for special housing area status. This is welcome progress, in both scale & momentum, to help address Auckland’s issues of housing supply & affordability”.

The Drury area is just north of Stevenson Group Ltd’s 361ha Drury South industrial subdivision & associated extension of the metropolitan urban limit, given approval last year. Stevenson Group’s private plan change will turn the 361ha of rural & quarry land over to a mix of industrial & business development.

Industrial development is also being considered at Glenbrook, where 1200ha is available next to the steel mill.

Thee special housing areas take the number in Auckland to 86, with a combined potential for 45,000 homes.

Mr Brown said both housing sites were near existing amenities such as halls, reserves & education centres, “and we are confident that the proposed housing developments at these sites can be well serviced by existing or planned water, waste & roading infrastructure.

“I also commend the undertaking from the developer to build at least 150 affordable homes at Bremner Rd – or 15% of the total project. This is above the 10% affordable housing provision which is required in the special housing area by the council.”

In addition to the new Franklin housing areas, a 5.2ha extension to a 29ha special housing area on Fred Taylor Drive, Westgate, has been approved.

The Drury development, by Karaka & Drury Ltd, will yield 1000-1500 new homes over 7-9 years, with the first homes ready for occupation by the end of 2017. The first stage will have about 150 lots. The land is rural, but zoned future urban under the proposed Auckland unitary plan.

The Glenbrook development by Kahawai Point Ltd (Tahuna Minhinnick) will provide a mix of housing types, including 2-bedroom duplexes & 3-5 bedroom homes. The first homes in the 200-lot first stage are expected to be completed by the end of next year. The council’s housing project office says Kahawai Point Ltd has been working closely with mana whenua and has incorporated iwi housing concepts into the masterplan.

Links: Auckland Council, housing accord
Map: Special housing area – McLarin Road, Glenbrook
Map: Special housing area – Bremner Road, Drury

Earlier story, 30 August 2013: Drury South industrial area plan change & MUL extension approved

Attribution: Ministerial & council release.

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Submissions on steel mill landfill close this week

Published 24 March 2008

Jurisdiction: Franklin District


Neighbourhood: Glenbrook


Applicant: NZ Steel Ltd


Application detail: Brookside Rd, proposal to construct & operate a primarily solid waste landfill (including some slurry material) and undertake earthworks within rural-zoned land adjoining the NZ steel mill. The landfill area is bounded by Glenbrook Beach Rd to the east & north, and Brookside Rd to the south and adjoins the existing landfill operation. The new landfill operation will replace the current landfill operation once its operation ceases. The proposed new landfill will only be for the deposit of material from the steel mill & associated processes. Separate consents are sought from the Auckland Regional Council 

Submission closure date: Wednesday 26 March


Want to comment? Email [email protected].


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

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