Council officers are looking into issues identified in the November/December 2015 feedback and are making some changes to the draft Plan Change.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an update on a specific matter relating to the draft Plan Change.
We have taken your feedback into account and developed a draft District Plan Change. The key elements include establishing an MDRA zone around Tawa, with the following standards:
Number of household units
2 household units permitted 3 or more household units require resource consent
1 household unit permitted 2 or more household units require resource consent (notification not required if the building standards below are met)
8m (2 storeys) Or 4.5-6m for an infill unit if the site is less than 800m²
8m (2 storeys), with scope through the resource consent process to build to 10.4m (3 storeys) in places. Eg, close to the town centre.
Building recession planes
2.5m on the boundary with 45o incline on all boundaries
2.5m on the boundary with 56o incline on southern boundaries or 63o on northern boundaries
At least 30% of the site shall comprise landscaped permeable surface
The lesser of 3m or half the width of the road minus 10m
50m2 per unit
20m2 per unit
1 space per unit
1 space per unit
Read the full range of draft provisions.
On average about 30–40 new dwellings are built each year in Tawa. We expect that even with an MDRA zone in place, development will still happen gradually as opportunities come up – the suburb won’t change overnight. With permitted height not proposed to change for most of the draft MDRA zone, greater density is achieved instead by increasing site coverage and reducing the open space requirement.
The draft MDRA boundary is shown in the map below. We have developed this based on a number of information sources and your feedback.