Introducing Special Character Zones
Re-Introducing Centralised Master Community Plans
As mentioned in my “THE CLUNKER AND ME (2) + A NOTE ON MANUKAU” post I am trundling over from Papakura to Orakei to give a presentation in regards to the Unitary Plan. The presentation is on an idea to introduce a new zone into the Unitary Plan, and reintroduce a planning concept I devised in my submission to the Auckland Plan.
Special Character Zones will be introduced for the first time while the Centralised Community Master Plan will be reintroduced in my presentation (seen below):
It is worth noting that the Unitary Plan is still in its draft stage. Meaning it is possible to float ideas around the zones as they get adjusted for a more accurate reflection of both the city and people’s needs. Thus with places such as St Heliers, Mt Eden (which I will comment on in a moment), Onehunga and Ponsonby (as examples) deemed somewhat special here (okay I might be a tad underwhelming here in reaction – but read my presentation) have an option of another zone and planning method to protect both their character WHILE still taking its fair share in the growth of Auckland.
Just quickly; this Special Character Zone work was drafted up before a public meeting tomorrow on about Mt Eden and Mt Eden Village (Save Auckland’s Volcanic Views – Save our views – have your say) was brought to my attention. However, I do believe upon reflection that the Mt Eden Village might be suitable test subject for the Special Character Zone – Centralised Master Community Plan as mentioned in my presentation. If the Orakei Local Board presentation is a success I might try to see if I can pull off a dual presentation at the Auckland Plan Committee on May 14 (to which I am already speaking at in regards to Manukau). Although that might be me pushing a little bit of luck there 😉 . Unfortunately though I can not make it to the Mt Eden Village public meeting tomorrow as I am down in Drury at a Unitary Plan meeting on the crucial southern Rural Urban Boundary (only five minutes away from where I live).
None-the-less I better brush my oratory skills again before Thursday
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