New House, Old House, Cold House, Green House

The Tribune (NZ) - - TE KARERE A HINE / SQUARE CIRCULAR - 356 8199.

Whether you rent or own prop­erty, ev­ery­one has some­thing to say about hous­ing and neigh­bour­hoods. Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil is look­ing for feed­back on Plan Change 20: Residential Zone. The new round of com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tions are part of the Shap­ing Our City pro­gramme. The Plan Change will ask ratepay­ers and res­i­dents to think about how they want their neigh­bour­hoods to look, feel and func­tion in the fu­ture. “Palmer­ston North is grow­ing and it’s time to take stock of which plan pro­vi­sions are work­ing and which need re­view. It’s about mak­ing sure that we’re build­ing hous­ing that is sus­tain­able and neigh­bour­hoods that are at­trac­tive, healthy and safe places to live” says pol­icy plan­ner Matthew Mackay. The Plan Change in­cludes a range of new and mod­i­fied plan­ning rules for multi-unit hous­ing, mi­nor dwellings, front fenc­ing, build­ing set­backs, and noise. “We hope this work will en­able us to fu­ture proof residential growth by al­low­ing for the vary­ing hous­ing needs of our fam­i­lies, el­derly, stu­dents and young pro­fes­sion­als. We all want our neigh­bour­hoods to be places that are safe, se­cure, pedes­trian friendly and at­trac­tive,” he said. “De­ci­sions about hous­ing im­pact on ev­ery­one. We are look­ing for as much feed­back as pos­si­ble to help us plan for hous­ing de­vel­op­ment in our residential ar­eas.” The Pro­posed Plan Change fol­lows com­mu­nity feed­back on Draft Plan Change 20, which was con­sulted on late in 2014. For more in­for­ma­tion visit pncc.govt.nz key­word: Plan Change 20. Matthew says feed­back on the plan change needs to be sub­mit­ted by the 21st of Au­gust. If you have any ques­tions Matthew can be con­tacted on

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