The “restricted discretionary” category is there to relieve people of the burden of getting resource content to put in an attic or a basement.
I don't think that is correct. I think you still need a resource consent, it's just that it's at the discretion of the council officers. It's the non-notified nature that's really what people have issue with.
I guess that in my hood – The Chev – it’s easier to envisage. Four-storey developments along the south side of Great North Road, overlooking the motorway, will be a good use of the existing land
Agree, I think most would have been expecting that, the rezoning of properties 20 deep into the south side of GNR less so.
Yes, exactly how the Heritage Overlay will be applied no-one appears to be able to answer.
Nor is there any provision for where the extra children will go to school.
Then there are the seemingly random zoning changes.
e.g. the 8 properties at the end of Peel Street re-zoned for 4 story apartments or the re-zoning of 1/2 of the Francis Reserve (including the main access from Richmond Rd) for the same 4 story apartments.
The non-enforceable design guidelines are a concern if we are to achieve QUIMBY as well.
Sorry to highjack the mayoralty thread with Unitary Plan.
No Bragg ?
Having walked with my family on parts of the Hauraki trail over Easter (couldn't ride due to child with badly broken arm) I can say that is a disaster waiting to happen, most riders were considerate, but others not so esp. the teenage boys.
100kg even at moderate speed on bike vs 7 year old is not going to end well for the 7 year old is it.
In many places the trail is not wide enough either.
Having said that the trail is fantastic around Paeroa/Waikino gorge.
Not on Biodiversity, if I'm reading the Yale study correctly.
A large component of NZ's ranking in that PLoS study is due to the very low Biodiversity score but the Yale study ranks NZ quite highly and rapidy improving on that mark.
Are there any other global comparison studies where we rank closer to the bottom than the top other than that PLoS one ? It does feel a bit cherry picked.