Quite, the labelling "out of scope" is largely irrelevant. It's the "surprise" nature of it and the general lack of transparency that caused the problems.
As I've said before if the revised maps were issued with notes for each area indicating why each of the zoning changes had occurred and justifying they would have been better received.
I still don't think the revised maps are even available on the Council website? They only on the Stuff and NZ Herald sites I think.
The crowd was certainly hostile but Pirritt was poor when she started off talking about St Heliers Bay Rd and Riddell Rd which of course aren't in Glendowie.
Then when Brewer read the guidelines for MHU (near train, bus routes, town centre etc.) and then pointed out areas of Glendowie with MHU that have none of those she had no answer.
That's my humble opinion anyway.
I thought Shale Chambers example from West Lynn was enlightening too. A resident have made a passing comment in a submission that lead to a Neighbour's house being rezoned THAB which then because of the step down planning rules meant the surrounding properties were re-zoned as well. All because of a passing comment in a submission, when the submitter found out they were horrified and withdrew the submission according to Chambers.
because of inter-dependencies will collapse on itself.
Serious question, if the Out of Scope changes have inter-dependencies on other changes then by definition they're not Out of Scope surely?
What would be an example of an Out of Scope change that had inter-dependencies on other changes.
Well I did hear Pirritt rather than Duguid say it might be difficult to get the planners to defend the previous version of the plan knowing the work that had gone into the revised version (although she also said the subject hadn't actually been broached with them). I didn't catch them saying the planners would "refuse", but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.
On that note I thought Pirritt/Duguid did a fine job of defending the Out of Scope changes in Takapuna when pressed by George Wood but they did a dreadful job of defending the Out of Scope changes in Glendowie when pressed by Cameron Brewer.
Slightly hyperbolic, they've only withdrawn the Out of Scope changes as I understand it, everything else stands and the Council will still be represented at the IHP
In that case, what happened to Canterbury will happen to Auckland. Government will appoint commissioners to oversee the plan and then the intensification happens anyway.
Possibly, but that's not exactly a vote winner for them is it? I'd say the Unitary Plan process will get extended by at least 12 months, apparently there is provision in the legislation for an extension.
They'll also probably push the line of "Auckland has rejected going up so they must go out" and yes, I'm aware of the associated infrastructure costs with that approach.
Also specific mention in the 5 options presented to Councillors of the Housing NZ submission.
Looking more and more like the revised plan and the out of scope changes were done to address the Housing NZ submission for spot re-zoning all over the place.
No mention of the IHP directing the Council to intensify more at all from John Duguid
This from Bob Dey
Tweet from Penny Hulse last night
@BenRoss_AKL Commissioners r not The issue. Govt submissions from HNZ v bullish and request huge up zoning. We will be cut out of discussion
It would interesting for someone with the skills and time to overlay the Blue Out of Zone changes with a map of all the spot re-zoning requests from HNZ.
Also the next tweet from Hulse where she blames the whole thing on the HNZ submission requesting massive upzoning.