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  1. #1
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    Default Auckland Unitary Plan

    Anyone had a chance to check out the unitary plan yet? Would be keen to see some feedback on it.

    Link to the interactive zoning map:
    acmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/unitaryplan/HTMLViewer/index.html

    Link to the Rules
    unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/pages/plan/Book.aspx

    Appears that areas zoned mixed housing will permit sites down to 600m2 ie if you have a house in the current Res 6a zone with less than 750m2 it is not currently a two unit site but under the unitary plan you would only need 600m2.

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    Today felt like Christmas reading through the plan. Find most of it pretty sensible with maybe a few things that need to be worked out. I find that the hysteria generated by the people in "Grannyville" areas seems to be unwarranted (surprise, surprise). Alot of places can't be intensified eg. Devonport, Ponsonby. Most of the intensification is in logical areas. Still looking at details.

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    i have properties on Mixed housing and one block of flats on Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings.

    does that mean i can build multiple apartments complex there its 1300m2?
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    A few things I wrote a submission against:

    Fencing - the plan has banned fencing higher than 1.2m if it is not more than 75% transparent past that. This would effectively ban noise-proof fencing made from wood or concrete.

    Minor dwellings - No mention of them whatsoever.

    Clash with building code - The draft plan stipulates things like glazed area in a bedroom. This clashes with the building code which sets a performance standard instead. There are other parts like "no borrowing light from another room".

    Overall thought pretty good. Did think the minimum unit size of 30 sqm will lead to some slums...

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    I've only had a brief look, but I find it all very confusing. Can't really seem to find any rules on anything much at all. It's all just headings.

    Clash with building code - The draft plan stipulates things like glazed area in a bedroom. This clashes with the building code which sets a performance standard instead. There are other parts like "no borrowing light from another room".
    This is the councils wanting to take more control (again). They don't want it left up to architects to design things as per the building code, they want to make sure "it's done right". Pure arrogance.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Easy PDF access to the rules here:
    http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.g...onicPrint.aspx

    And specifically residential here:
    http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.g...al%20zones.pdf

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    Under the Unitary Plan I can only see prices increasing significantly in areas where properties become subdivisible where they previously were not able to be subdivided.

    With particular reference to Pt Chevalier area south of Meola Rd or Walker Rd:

    A site with an original doer upper 3 bedroom bungalow or ex state that has a total land area of say 600m2 to 700m2 is not currently worth any more than about $800,000 to $850,000 if it is in the Res 6a zone.

    If the Unitary Plan was active right now and that same property was in the Mixed Housing zone it would be worth, in separate lots, around $750,000 for the doer upper on a front site and the rear section would be worth around $500,000 for a total of around $1,250,000 less subdivision costs of say $90,000 = $1,160,000 less original purchase price a developer would be prepared to pay.

    So the question is how much will the property be worth under the new zone versus the old zone?

    Probably increase in value by $100,000 to $150,000 immediately.

    Of course this will all depend on how many people suddenly want to sell or subdivide off the back yard - a surge of subdivision activity may see an over supply of sites which could impact on values - hard to predict the outcome but would be interested in other contributors thoughts.

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    No mention of minor dwellings but this is interesting especialy the no carpark requirement:

    3.3 The conversion of a dwelling into two dwellings
    1. Where a dwelling is proposed to be converted into two dwellings the second dwelling must:
    a. have a minimum GFA of 30m2
    b. have direct access to an outdoor living space. This space may be exclusive to the dwelling or shared withthe primary dwelling
    c. have a common wall with the primary dwelling of no less than 3m or share a ceiling with the primary dwellingd. comply with the daylight controls in clause 4.3.1.4.3.11.

    2. Car parking is not required for the second dwelling.

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    Man it's going to take quite a while for all these new rules to sink in.

    Architects/designers need to think about all the things that can now be done or not done.
    Squadly dinky do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross Brader View Post
    No mention of minor dwellings but this is interesting especialy the no carpark requirement:

    3.3 The conversion of a dwelling into two dwellings
    1. Where a dwelling is proposed to be converted into two dwellings the second dwelling must:
    a. have a minimum GFA of 30m2
    b. have direct access to an outdoor living space. This space may be exclusive to the dwelling or shared withthe primary dwelling
    c. have a common wall with the primary dwelling of no less than 3m or share a ceiling with the primary dwellingd. comply with the daylight controls in clause 4.3.1.4.3.11.

    2. Car parking is not required for the second dwelling.
    Yes this one could be exciting - buy a big 8 bedroom house, cut it into two. Like the investors did back in the 1970s.

    Of course building consent requirements (fire walls, separate meters, outdoor living, etc) could be quite cost prohibitive.

    I wonder whether this permits the building of purpose built duplexes in "Single House" zones. I hope it does, duplexes are pretty much the standard "first home" nowadays for the lower professional class.

    Then again, this is a draft...


 

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