We talked with the community on a draft Plan Change in November/December 2015. We received 58 submissions from individuals and organisations, including:
The main messages from the public consultation:
Q: Is the MDRA area boundary too big or too small? Are there areas we should include or exclude?
Percentage of submitters
Number of submitters
Agree in principle, with suggested expansion
Agree in principle, with suggested reduction
Q: Do the proposed MDRA standards achieve balance between enabling density and helping to manage the effects of development on others?
Most submissions support the proposed standards and also believe they achieve a balance between enabling density and helping to manage the effects.
However, some submitters were concerned about the impact some changes to building design standards would have on local character and on loss of sunlight on neighbouring properties.
The proposed building standards with greatest support included:
The proposed building standards with least support included:
Q: Do the provisions give enough certainty for landowners and potential developers?
Most submitters chose not to respond. However, 19% believe the draft provisions give enough certainty, while 5% do not think the draft provisions give enough certainty for landowners and potential developers.
Q. What other provisions would you apply, and why?
In general, there was limited response to this question. However, some responses added to the discussion, and proposed initiatives for consideration. These include: