It was good to see your coverage of the housing intensification agenda being forced on council by recent legislation.
As you say, this could see three homes each three storeys high constructed on what are currently single house sections. No resource consent will be required.
Higher intensification is also possible and will occur in some areas. Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association supports some proposals but questions the planning behind a number of the others.
We wish to encourage residents’ feedback to council. We have put two discussion papers on our website to help people consider issues that we believe need to be considered in order to provide a planned approach to accommodating a growing population.
Go to www.cocklebay.co.nz and then submissions on the enabling bill.
Laurie Slee, Chairman
Cockle Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association