Neigh­bours chal­lenge vil­lage plan

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says the com­mu­nity cen­tre is the fo­cal point of each vil­lage, and in­cludes a cafe´ with in­door and out­door seating, pri­vate bar and func­tion area, pri­vate meet­ing room and fully cov­ered out­door bar­be­cue kitchen ar­eas.

He says the cen­tre also houses en­ter­tain­ment fa­cil­i­ties, a theatre, dance floor, gym­na­sium and li­brary re­treat and heated swim­ming pool.

Van Het Wout con­firmed there would be no on-site med­i­cal ser­vice for the po­ten­tially 500 new res­i­dents at the de­vel­op­ment.

Those peo­ple would have to use med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties in Mata- mata or else­where.

Bayly said she would be ‘‘very in­ter­ested’’ to read the coun­cil’s im­pact re­port on the de­vel­op­ment.

Mata­mata-Pi­ako Mayor Jan Barnes said the coun­cil is aware of the pro­posed re­tire­ment vil­lage.

‘‘Prior to the pub­lic meet­ing I was ap­proached by res­i­dents about the pro­posed re­tire­ment vil­lage.

‘‘I met with the rep­re­sen­ta­tive and lis­tened to their con­cerns.

‘‘The next step from here is the de­vel­op­ers need to ap­ply for re­source con­sent,’’ Barnes says.

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