Neighbours challenge village plan
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.