Questions called on Council’s Evidence
You might have heard of the ACDC15 term being thrown around here and else where in regards to the Unitary Plan. This ACDC15 (or Auckland Council Development Capacity modelling) was designed to test the parameters of the development controls around the residential and business zones to see what impacts they have on feasible residential development. We are currently up to version 3.7 of the modelling which has been holed by the Hearings Panel as seen below.
In further events a memo had come out for the Chair of the 013 – Regional Policy Statement – Urban Growth in which David Hill (a member of the Panel) has said:
The full memo can be read below:
Council is not doing themselves exactly any favours if it is playing fast and loose with the ACDC15 work including building evidence that has not been sent back to the 013 group for review. We need the Residential provisions and spatial applications to be robust as possible if we want to get the planning right for the future of Auckland.
From what I am seeing Council is not exactly assisting the cause.