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Auckland Unitary Plan Changes: What does this mean for you ?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Now, more than ever, land is at a premium in Auckland. Earlier the Government and Auckland Council responded to growing demand with a proposed plan to free up land for new homes. The unitary plan was approved on the 19th August 2016 and with this comes changes allowing for greater density across the Auckland region.

Where once people keen to subdivide and build had to navigate the 99 residential zones in Auckland’s District Plan and Resource Management Act 1991, the Auckland Unitary Plan will provide a much more enabling framework design to create better quality housing and develop Auckland into the ‘world’s most liveable city’.

The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan was notified back on 30th September 2013 and the scale of participation in this process over three years demonstrates the importance of the plan to Auckland and to provide a more integrated and coherent strategy for management of the region’s resources moving forward.

For property owners wanting to sub-divide and build, the Unitary Plan creates a lot of opportunities but its complexity also creates many challenges. Our planning experts can guide you in the right direction by doing all the hard work for you. Our planning expert Bevan Hudson will help provide more information on the new Auckland Council Unitary Plan changes.

“The current resource management issue of greatest significance facing Auckland is its capacity for growth. The plan provides greater capacity by identifying areas at the edges of the existing metropolis which are suitable for urbanisation and by allowing greater intensification of existing urban areas with a strong focus on the existing centres. It uses several approaches towards greenfield development and brownfield redevelopment, to provide multiple ways of accommodating growth.”

At Land Partners we pride ourselves on having top quality experts who are more than happy to help. We are able to help provide you with a Planning and Engineering Site Analysis Report that covers a wide range of topics including but not limited to storm water, wastewater, vehicle access, power, water, phone and a project cost estimate.

Our Property Partners Group takes the hassle and pain away from the whole process. We look to streamline the process, making it as seamless and easy as possible. With our land, design and build teams all under one roof we combine professional expertise to partner with you to create functional subdivisions with architecturally pleasing homes.

If you are thinking of subdividing with the new unitary plan changes then get in touch with our Land Partners team. We are happy to answer any queries you may have relating to the latest unitary plan changes.

For more information, please refer to the following:

http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/pages/plan/Book.aspx?exhibit=ACDecision