First up will be the appointment of a working party to guide the plan’s development.
Council planner Lisa Roberts says in her report to the board the council’s unitary plan enables growth within & around the Glenfield town centre.
“A local plan is proposed to explore opportunities and to develop actions to enhance Glenfield town centre & its surrounding residential area. It is expected that these actions will manage the impacts of growth as well as encourage growth & investment. Agreed actions may be carried out as funds permit in the future by the local board, the council group or local interest groups.”
Ms Roberts said the board had budget to start on the plan in the first quarter of the 2019-20 financial year – the quarter just started.
Staff would work with the board and key community & iwi representatives to develop the draft plan, undertake wider community engagement in November – once council elections are over – and see feedback next April. The board would adopt a final plan in mid-2020.
The local board’s 2017 plan had as an objective strengthening the town centre as a hub, with an increased sense of place: “It seeks the revitalisation of the town centre to become a place where people want to ‘stop, connect & take notice’. It specifically mentions the need for improvements to Glenfield Rd and supporting the community centre to resolve its building issues.”
That plan also set out objectives relating to economic development, walking & cycling, recreation, open space, safety & sense of belonging.
The unitary plan provides for significant growth in & around the town centre – building heights of 18m & 27m and a broad range of activities. The residential area immediately surrounding the centre, particularly west of Glenfield Rd, includes a large amount of terrace house & apartment building zone, providing for residential development up to 16m.
The local board’s budget for the plan is $45,000.
What does the BDeep logo represent?
I’ve been working for some time on how to refocus content on The Bob Dey Property Report, and BDeep – the accumulation of deeper content on areas & sectors over time – is central to that.
You will see 3 BDeep stories posted today, on Glenfield, Mangere and this one on Mt Roskill.
In themselves, they are not earth-shattering. Their role is to present a piece of a gradually developing jigsaw, which you will be able to access via the regular sector & neighbourhood categories of this website, or by clicking through to BDeep stories via the BDeep & the Quick tab at the top of the page.
Over time, you will be able to refer to these lists of items to:
- gauge plans for an area and, in time, how those plans are working out
- see development proposals
- examine wider pictures showing access – transport, costs, and
- see how sectors fit together to form communities – or if that isn’t happening.
Today’s BDeep pieces are derived from council local board agendas.
Attribution: Local board agenda.