The hearing panel on the Auckland unitary plan issued interim guidance on Wednesday indicating it’s not convinced that special character is “historic heritage” requiring protection as a matter of national importance.
Published 8 August 2012 The Environment Court hearing on appeals against the Auckland Council’s plan change 163 – which introduces demolition & removal controls on houses in the isthmus residential 2 zone – almost got started yesterday. Instead, the council’s counsel, Bill Loutit, produced what he said was rebuttal evidence after Judge Laurie Newhook last […]
Published 3 August 2012, additions & changes 4 August 2012 Environment Judge Laurie Newhook has struck out the Auckland Council’s proposal to subject 2 Remuera residential properties to demolition controls under plan change 163, intended to protect heritage properties in the residential 2 zone on the Auckland isthmus. In doing so, the judge gave the […]
Published 3 August 2012 Environment Judge Laurie Newhook has struck out the Auckland Council’s case for mapping demolition controls affecting 2 Remuera residential properties, with a tongue-lashing for council non-performance. The successful applicants for a partial strikeout of the council’s case were Carol Faull & Henry Hall, owners f properties on Ranui & Coombes Rds, […]
Published 25 June 2012 The Auckland Council held back last week from recommending that demolition & removal of all pre-1940s houses in the residential 1 & 2 heritage zones be notified, instead working towards a new set of more precise guidelines. The council will also look at extending heritage protection around the whole region, not […]
Published 15 June 2011 Auckland Council staff have changed the approach to heritage protection in business zones in the North Shore’s residential 3 areas, which Cllr Sandra Coney said yesterday would dilute protection – the opposite of what staff said they were trying to achieve. Plan change 33 was before the new councils planning & […]