Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Planning Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 30 June 2022 at 10.01am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

Via electronic link

from 7.33pm, Item 14

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Via electronic link

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

 

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Via electronic link

until 6.12pm, Item 14

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Via electronic link

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

 

 

Cr Angela Dalton

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Via electronic link

from 10.18am, Item 6.3

 

Cr Christine Fletcher

Via electronic link

from 2.42pm, Item 14

until 9.09pm

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

Via electronic link

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

Via electronic link

from 10.11am, Item 6.1

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

Via electronic link

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

Via electronic link

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic link

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

Via electronic link

from 10.03am, Item 1

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

IMSB Chair David Taipari (alternate)

Via electronic link

 

Cr Wayne Walker

 

 

Cr John Watson

From 10.12am, Item 6.1

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

 

Alexandra Bonham

Deputy Chair, Waitematā Local Board

 

Troy Churton

Ōrākei Local Board

 

Trish Deans

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Danielle Grant

Deputy Chair, Kaipātiki Local Board

 

Ruth Jackson

Chair, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

 

Brooke Loader

Henderson-Massey Local Board

 

Richard Northey

Chair, Waitematā Local Board

 

Kay Thomas

Chair, Whau Local Board

 

Jon Turner

Deputy Chair, Puketāpapa Local Board

 

Margi Watson

Chair, Albert-Eden Local Board

 

 

 

 

 


Planning Committee

30 June 2022

 

 

 

Note: a roll-call was conducted that ascertained the following members were in attendance at the commencement of the meeting: 

 

Member

Member

Cr C Darby

ü

Cr S Henderson

ü

Cr J Bartley (apology)

 

Cr R Hills

 

Cr C Casey

ü

Cr T Mulholland

ü

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

ü

Cr D Newman

ü

Cr E Collins

ü

Cr G Sayers

ü

Cr P Coom

ü

Cr D Simpson

 

Cr L Cooper

ü

Cr S Stewart

ü

Cr A Dalton

ü

Cr W Walker

ü

Cr A Filipaina

 

Cr J Watson

 

Cr C Fletcher

 

IMSB Member K Wilson (apology)

 

Mayor P Goff

ü

IMSB Chair D Taipari (alternate)

ü

IMSB Member T Henare

ü

Cr P Young

ü

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/60

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          accept the apologies as follows:

For absence

Cr J Bartley
IMSB Member K Wilson

For lateness

Cr C Fletcher
Cr A Filipaina - on council business
Cr R Hills - on council business

For early departure

Cr E Collins

CARRIED

Note:   Cr J Bartley subsequently joined the meeting at 7.33pm.

 

 

Cr D Simpson joined the meeting at 10.03am.

 

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/61

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr W Walker:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 2 June 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Note:   Item 6.1 through to Item 6.10 were considered together. 

 

6.1

Local Board Input: Albert-Eden Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Chair Margi Watson was in attendance to speak with the committee. A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr R Hills joined the meeting at 10.11am.
Cr J Watson joined the meeting at 10.12am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/62

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Albert-Eden Local Board input regarding the National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Chair Margi Watson for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.1 - Local Board Input: Albert-Eden Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

 

 

 

6.2

Local Board Input: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Chair Ruth Jackson and Member Trish Deans were in attendance to speak with the committee.  A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/63

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Chair Ruth Jackson and Member Trish Deans for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.2 - Local Board Input: Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

6.3

Local Board Input: Henderson-Massey Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Member Brooke Loader was in attendance to speak with the committee.

 

Cr A Filipaina joined the meeting at 10.18am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/64

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Henderson-Massey Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank Member Brooke Loader for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 

6.4

Local Board Input: Kaipatiki Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Deputy Chair Danielle Grant was in attendance to speak with the committee.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/65

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Kaipātiki Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Deputy Chair Danielle Grant for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

 


 

 

6.5

Local Board Input: Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board submitted a presentation which was circulated to members. A copy had been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/66

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board presentation regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank the local board for its feedback.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.5 - Local Board Input: Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

Note:   The chair accorded precedence to Item 6.7 - Local Board Input: Orakei Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development at this point.

 

 

6.7

Local Board Input: Orakei Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Member Troy Churton was in attendance to speak with the committee. A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/67

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Ōrākei Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Member Troy Churton for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.7 - Local Board Input: Orakei Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

6.6

Local Board Input: Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

This item was withdrawn.

 

 

Note:   Item 6.7 - Local Board Input: Orakei Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development was considered prior to Item 6.6 - Local Board Input: Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

 

 

 

 

6.8

Local Board Input: Puketapapa Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Deputy Chair Jon Turner was in attendance to speak with the committee. A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/68

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Puketāpapa Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Deputy Chair Jon Turner for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.8 - Local Board Input: Puketapapa Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

 

 

6.9

Local Board Input: Waitematā Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Chair Richard Northey and Deputy Chair Alexandra Bonham were in attendance to speak with the committee. A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Cr A Filipaina left the meeting at 11.09 am.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/69

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Waitematā Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Chair Richard Northey, and Deputy Chair Alexandra Bonham, for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.9 - Local Board Input: Waitemata Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

 

 

6.10

Local Board Input: Whau Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development

 

Chair Kay Thomas was in attendance to speak with the committee. A presentation was provided. A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/70

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the Whau Local Board input regarding National Policy Statement on Urban Development and thank local board Chair Kay Thomas for attending the meeting.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 6.10 - Local Board Input: Whau Local Board - National Policy Statement on Urban Development, presentation

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.23am and reconvened at 11.37am.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

 

8

Auckland Unitary Plan - Making Operative Plan Change 20 - Rural Activity Status

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/71

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr G Sayers:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve Plan Change 20 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under clause 17 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

b)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which the plan change becomes operative as soon as possible, in accordance with the requirements in clause 20(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED

 

 

 


9

Auckland Unitary Plan - Making operative provisions for land in Takapuna

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/72

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which the zoning of the Terraced Housing and Apartment Building land and the associated Height Variation Control of 22.5m in Takapuna (described fully in the agenda report) is to become operative, as soon as possible, in accordance with the requirements in clause 20 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED

 


 

 

 

10

Auckland Unitary Plan - Making operative Plan Change 68 - Addition of a tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue to Schedule 10 Notable Tree Schedule

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/73

MOVED by Cr C Casey, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the proposed amendments to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) under Plan Change 68 - Addition of a tree at 8 Eglinton Avenue as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

b)      request staff to undertake the steps in Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 to make Plan Change 68 operative in the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part).

CARRIED

 

 

 

11

To make Private Plan Change 61 - Waipupuke to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) operative in part

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/74

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve in part Private Plan Change 61 to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) as set out in the Appendix A of the Environment Court consent order (and included in Attachment A of the agenda report) under clause 17(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

b)      request staff to complete the necessary statutory processes to publicly notify the date on which the plan change becomes operative in part as soon as possible, in accordance with the requirements in clause 20(2) of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 30 June 2022

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/75

MOVED by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore, seconded by Cr S Henderson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the progress on the forward work programme included as Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings – 30 June 2022.

CARRIED

 


 

 

13

Summary of Confidential Decisions and related information released into Open

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/76

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      note the confidential decisions and related information that is now publicly available:

i)       Auckland Unitary Plan – Drury Private Plan Change Decisions decision from 2 June 2022

ii)      Auckland Unitary Plan – Proposed Plan Change 5 – Whenuapai decision from 2 June 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

Note:   The Chairperson accorded precedence to Item 16 at this point.

 

Note:   Item 16 was intially notified as Item C1 - Make a decision on Auckland Unitary Plan provisions for land in Albany on the confidential agenda, however, prior to the meeting it was determined that the report could be considered as part of the open agenda.  

 

 

16

Make a decision on Auckland Unitary Plan provisions for land in Albany

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/77

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Cr J Watson:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)      accept the within-scope recommendation of the Independent Hearings Panel under s148(1)(a) of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 to rezone land in Albany shown in Attachment A to the agenda report (being a portion of 56 Fairview Avenue, Fairview Heights and all of 129 Oteha Valley Road, Fairview Heights) to Business – Mixed Use Zone.

CARRIED

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 11.58am and reconvened at 12.35pm.

 

 

14

National Policy Statement on Urban Development - Policy Directions

 

Note:   changes were incorporated under clauses b), e), l), m) and p), with the agreement of the meeting and new clauses i), k), q), u) and v) were added as Chairperson’s recommendations.

 

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

City Centre zone

a)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(a) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 set out in resolution PLA/2022/29 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           applying special height controls that reduce the general unlimited height controls in the City Centre zone; and

ii)          elsewhere in the City Centre zone applying a 72.5 metre height control (other than in the Special Height Control areas and Precincts).

Walkable catchments of the City Centre zone, Metropolitan Centre zones and stops on Auckland’s Rapid Transit Network

b)          confirm the walkable catchments referred to in Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development as defined in resolution PLA/2021/80 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           clarifying that the walkable catchment is from the edge of the City Centre zone and the edge of the Metropolitan Centre zone

ii)          the ongoing review of feedback on specific walkable catchments (e.g. modifying factors that might affect the distance in a particular location) as well as carrying out a consistency check on the mapped catchments across the different walkable catchments in Auckland

iii)         more work being undertaken to determine the suitability of a walkable catchment of around 1,200m from the edge of the city centre following the ongoing review of the feedback.

Intensification within and adjacent to Town Centre zones, Local Centre zones and Neighbourhood Centre zones

c)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(d) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development set out in resolution PLA/2022/11 (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

d)          agree to the application of a Height Variation Control to enable heights in Neighbourhood Centres of 16m (five storeys) where they are within the area of Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings zone (five storeys) following the application of Policy 3(d).

e)          note that the Height Variation Control for Neighbourhood Centres referred to in d) may be amended in some places by the application of qualifying matters.

Qualifying Matters

f)           confirm the qualifying matters under sections 77I and 77O of the Resource Management Act 1991 (including council-identified matters under section 77I(j) and section 77O(j)) as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

g)          note that staff are reviewing whether changes are required to the provisions relating to the council-identified local public views qualifying matter and that any proposed changes will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

h)          note that additional qualifying matters relating to locations with significant water supply and wastewater capacity constraints, and areas with significant stormwater disposal constraints, will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

i)            request staff to further investigate and advise the practicality of identifying transport capacity constraints as a qualifying matter, and other alternative mechanisms under the Auckland Unitary Plan, and report back to the Planning Committee for a decision on 4 August 2022.

j)            note that ongoing discussions with Mana Whenua may result in additional qualifying matters relating to sites of cultural significance being presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

k)          request staff report back to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022 on the following additional potential qualifying matters to provide for appropriate transitions by:

i)       restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut open space

ii)       restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut residential properties with a lower density zoning.

l)            confirm the approach for the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Business as a qualifying matter as follows:

i)       that the qualifying matter be described as the Special Character Areas Overlay

ii)       that outside walkable catchments, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are present, being where 66% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iii)      that within walkable catchments under Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are of high quality, being where 75% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iv)      that Special Character Areas Overlay – Business is a qualifying matter where it was identified in the council’s preliminary response for the Intensification  Planning Instrument

v)      note that staff are investigating appropriate controls to manage the impact of potential development on the cultural and visual qualities of the maunga and will report back to Planning Committee on 4 August.

m)        subject to clause l), agree to amend the extent of the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General by increasing or decreasing the application of the Overlays (while not adding new areas) to respond to:

i)           feedback on council’s preliminary response for the Intensification Planning Instrument

ii)          walkable catchments where Special Character Areas – Residential and General have a significant effect on development capacity.

n)          agree to retain the height variation control within the business zones underlying the Special Character Areas Overlay – Business areas.

o)          agree to amend the provisions of the Special Character Areas Overlay to accommodate greater levels of development while retaining the special character values:

i)           enable up to three dwellings per site (via the conversion of a principal dwelling into a maximum of two dwellings and one minor dwelling), and add new objectives, policies and standards to support this;

ii)          amend the provisions to provide for a limited range of non-residential activities (such as home occupations, boarding houses, dairies and restaurants), and add a new objective and policy and assessment criteria to support this;

iii)         retain existing standards to maintain and enhance special character values, but amend standards for yards and fences to be more enabling, while maintaining and enhancing special character values;

iv)         amend the application of the demolition, removal and relocation rule to individual properties based on the contribution they make to the special character values of an area as identified in the site-specific survey of the Special Character Areas Overlay.

Other matters

p)          agree to delay the implementation of the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor where the route is unknown until the route and stations are announced by Government on the basis that more intensive development in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor is anticipated than is envisaged currently under the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards.

q)          note that the project sponsors and council staff will continue to work with central government agencies to ensure best urban and transport outcomes are realised by the Auckland Light Rail Project.

r)           note that the council is required to notify variations to the following plan changes to incorporate the Medium Density Residential Standards: Private Plan Changes 49 (Drury East Precinct), 50 (Waihoehoe Precinct), 51 (Drury 2 Precinct), 59 (Albany 10 Precinct), 66 (Schnapper Rock Road), 67 (Hingaia Precinct) and the council’s Plan Change 60 (Open Space), and that the variations must be notified at the same time the council’s Intensification Planning Instrument is notified.

s)          note that finalising the text and maps for the Intensification Plan Instrument required under the Resource Management Act 1991 and completing the required section 32 analysis is a complex, resource-intensive exercise and that work on capacity modelling, economic and planning analysis is continuing and will be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

t)           note that companion plan changes relating to the Regional Policy Statement chapter of the Auckland Unitary Plan, various transport matters and historic heritage places and will also be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

u)          note the Medium Density Residential Standards prevent the council from having stronger design standards for up to three dwellings on matters such as privacy, overshadowing, outlook and the size of outdoor living spaces, and that as a result, the council’s ability to ensure good design outcomes has been constrained.

v)          note that the council will shortly publish a report prepared under section 35 of the Resource Management Act that investigates the Auckland Unitary Plan in terms of the degree to which it is achieving quality outcomes for the built environment, and that as soon as resources become available, staff will report back on potential improvements to the design standards in the Auckland Unitary Plan on matters that are not restricted by the Medium Density Residential Standards.

 

 

 

The Chair advised the meeting that the committee would be receiving legal advice in confidential session.

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/78

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Cr A Dalton:  

That the Planning Committee:

a)          exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

b)         This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

In particular, staff will provide legal advice.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

CARRIED

 

 

 

12.37 pm         The public was excluded.

 

 

 

2.32 pm           The public was re-admitted.

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 2.32pm and reconvened at 2.42pm.

 

 

 

Cr C Fletcher joined the meeting at 2.42 pm.

Cr A Filipaina returned to the meeting at 3.19 pm.
Cr A Filipaina left the meeting at 3.21 pm.

 

 

 

A presentation was provided and a document tabled. Copies have been placed on the official minutes and are available on the Auckland Council website as minutes attachments.

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/80

At 4.12pm it was:

MOVED by Cr W Walker, seconded by Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore:

That the Planning Committee:

a)          agree under to standing order 1.1.3, that an extension of time be granted, until the business of the agenda is complete.

CARRIED

 

 

 

Cr A Filipaina returned to the meeting at 4.53 pm.

Cr G Sayers left the meeting at 4.55 pm.

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 5.15pm and reconvened at 5.29pm.

 

Note:   Questions on the motion continued.

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

That the Planning Committee:

City Centre zone

a)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(a) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 set out in resolution PLA/2022/29 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           applying special height controls that reduce the general unlimited height controls in the City Centre zone; and

ii)          elsewhere in the City Centre zone applying a 72.5 metre height control (other than in the Special Height Control areas and Precincts).

Walkable catchments of the City Centre zone, Metropolitan Centre zones and stops on Auckland’s Rapid Transit Network

b)          confirm the walkable catchments referred to in Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development as defined in resolution PLA/2021/80 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           clarifying that the walkable catchment is from the edge of the City Centre zone and the edge of the Metropolitan Centre zone

ii)          the ongoing review of feedback on specific walkable catchments (e.g. modifying factors that might affect the distance in a particular location) as well as carrying out a consistency check on the mapped catchments across the different walkable catchments in Auckland

iii)         more work being undertaken to determine the suitability of a walkable catchment of around 1,200m from the edge of the city centre following the ongoing review of the feedback.

Intensification within and adjacent to Town Centre zones, Local Centre zones and Neighbourhood Centre zones

c)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(d) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development set out in resolution PLA/2022/11 (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

d)          agree to the application of a Height Variation Control to enable heights in Neighbourhood Centres of 16m (five storeys) where they are within the area of Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings zone (five storeys) following the application of Policy 3(d).

e)          note that the Height Variation Control for Neighbourhood Centres referred to in d) may be amended in some places by the application of qualifying matters.

Qualifying Matters

f)           confirm the qualifying matters under sections 77I and 77O of the Resource Management Act 1991 (including council-identified matters under section 77I(j) and section 77O(j)) as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

g)          note that staff are reviewing whether changes are required to the provisions relating to the council-identified local public views qualifying matter and that any proposed changes will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

h)          note that additional qualifying matters relating to locations with significant water supply and wastewater capacity constraints, and areas with significant stormwater disposal constraints, will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

i)            request staff to further investigate and advise the practicality of identifying transport capacity constraints as a qualifying matter, and other alternative mechanisms under the Auckland Unitary Plan, and report back to the Planning Committee for a decision on 4 August 2022.

j)            note that ongoing discussions with Mana Whenua may result in additional qualifying matters relating to sites of cultural significance being presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

k)          request staff report back to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022 on the following additional potential qualifying matters to provide for appropriate transitions by:

i)       restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut open space

ii)       restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut residential properties with a lower density zoning.

l)            confirm the approach for the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Business as a qualifying matter as follows:

i)       that the qualifying matter be described as the Special Character Areas Overlay

ii)       that outside walkable catchments, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are present, being where 66% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iii)      that within walkable catchments under Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are of high quality, being where 75% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iv)      that Special Character Areas Overlay – Business is a qualifying matter where it was identified in the council’s preliminary response for the Intensification  Planning Instrument.

v)      note that staff are investigating appropriate controls to manage the impact of potential development on the cultural and visual qualities of the maunga and will report back to Planning Committee on 4 August

m)        subject to (l), agree to amend the extent of the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General by increasing or decreasing the application of the Overlays (while not adding new areas) to respond to:

i)           feedback on council’s preliminary response for the Intensification Planning Instrument

ii)          walkable catchments where Special Character Areas – Residential and General have a significant effect on development capacity.

n)          agree to retain the height variation control within the business zones underlying the Special Character Areas Overlay – Business areas

o)          agree to amend the provisions of the Special Character Areas Overlay to accommodate greater levels of development while retaining the special character values:

i)           enable up to three dwellings per site (via the conversion of a principal dwelling into a maximum of two dwellings and one minor dwelling), and add new objectives, policies and standards to support this;

ii)          amend the provisions to provide for a limited range of non-residential activities (such as home occupations, boarding houses, dairies and restaurants), and add a new objective and policy and assessment criteria to support this;

iii)         retain existing standards to maintain and enhance special character values, but amend standards for yards and fences to be more enabling, while maintaining and enhancing special character values;

iv)         amend the application of the demolition, removal and relocation rule to individual properties based on the contribution they make to the special character values of an area as identified in the site-specific survey of the Special Character Areas Overlay.

Other matters

p)          agree to delay the implementation of the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor where the route is unknown until the route and stations are announced by Government on the basis that more intensive development in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor is anticipated than is envisaged currently under the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards.

q)          note that the project sponsors and council staff will continue to work with central government agencies to ensure best urban and transport outcomes are realised by the Auckland Light Rail Project.

r)           note that the council is required to notify variations to the following plan changes to incorporate the Medium Density Residential Standards: Private Plan Changes 49 (Drury East Precinct), 50 (Waihoehoe Precinct), 51 (Drury 2 Precinct), 59 (Albany 10 Precinct), 66 (Schnapper Rock Road), 67 (Hingaia Precinct) and the council’s Plan Change 60 (Open Space), and that the variations must be notified at the same time the council’s Intensification Planning Instrument is notified.

s)          note that finalising the text and maps for the Intensification Plan Instrument required under the Resource Management Act 1991 and completing the required section 32 analysis is a complex, resource-intensive exercise and that work on capacity modelling, economic and planning analysis is continuing and will be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

t)       note that companion plan changes relating to the Regional Policy Statement chapter of the Auckland Unitary Plan, various transport matters and historic heritage places and will also be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

u)      note the Medium Density Residential Standards prevent the council from having stronger design standards for up to three dwellings on matters such as privacy, overshadowing, outlook and the size of outdoor living spaces, and that as a result, the council’s ability to ensure good design outcomes has been constrained.

v)       note that the council will shortly publish a report prepared under section 35 of the Resource Management Act that investigates the Auckland Unitary Plan in terms of the degree to which it is achieving quality outcomes for the built environment, and that as soon as resources become available, staff will report back on potential improvements to the design standards in the Auckland Unitary Plan on matters that are not restricted by the Medium Density Residential Standards.

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr P Coom an amendment by way of replacement to clause l) ii) only:  

That the Planning Committee:

l)            confirm the approach for the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Business as a qualifying matter as follows:

ii)          that outside walkable catchments, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are present, being where 66% or more of individual properties score a 4, 5 or 6 where the overall quality of the area is maintained and existing or potential fragmentation is reduced.

 

 

 

Cr E Collins retired from the meeting at 6.12 pm.
Cr A Filipaina left the meeting at 6.41 pm.

 

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 6.51pm and reconvened at 7.27pm.

 

IMSB Member D Taipari was not present.

 

 

 

Cr G Sayers returned to the meeting at 7.27 pm.

IMSB Chair D Taipari returned to the meeting at 7.29 pm.

Cr J Bartley joined the meeting at 7.33 pm.

Cr A Filipaina returned to the meeting at 7.47 pm.

 

 

 

Following discussion, the amendment was put to the vote.

 

 

 

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr P Coom an amendment by way of addition: 

That the Planning Committee:

l)       confirm the approach for the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Business as a qualifying matter as follows:

ii)          that outside walkable catchments, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are present, being where 66% or more of individual properties score a 4, 5 or 6 where the overall quality of the area is maintained and existing or potential fragmentation is reduced.

A division was called for, voting on which was as follows:

For

Cr P Coom

Cr C Darby

Cr C Fletcher

Cr T Mulholland

Cr D Newman

Cr G Sayers

Cr D Simpson

Cr S Stewart

Cr W Walker

Cr J Watson

Against

Cr J Bartley

Cr C Casey

Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore

Cr L Cooper

Cr A Dalton

Cr A Filipaina

Mayor P Goff

IMSB Member T Henare

Cr S Henderson

IMSB Member K Wilson

Cr P Young

Abstained

Cr R Hills

 

The motion was declared lost by 10 votes to 11, with 1 abstention.

 

 

 

 

Debate on the substantive motion continued.

 

 

 

 

The motion was put in parts.

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/81

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

City Centre zone

a)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(a) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 set out in resolution PLA/2022/29 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           applying special height controls that reduce the general unlimited height controls in the City Centre zone; and

ii)         elsewhere in the City Centre zone applying a 72.5 metre height control (other than in the Special Height Control areas and Precincts).

CARRIED

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/82

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

Walkable catchments of the City Centre zone, Metropolitan Centre zones and stops on Auckland’s Rapid Transit Network

b)         confirm the walkable catchments referred to in Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development as defined in resolution PLA/2021/80 (see Attachment A to the agenda report), subject to:

i)           clarifying that the walkable catchment is from the edge of the City Centre zone and the edge of the Metropolitan Centre zone

ii)         the ongoing review of feedback on specific walkable catchments (e.g. modifying factors that might affect the distance in a particular location) as well as carrying out a consistency check on the mapped catchments across the different walkable catchments in Auckland

iii)        more work being undertaken to determine the suitability of a walkable catchment of around 1,200m from the edge of the city centre following the ongoing review of the feedback.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.6 members requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·       Cr C Fletcher

·       Cr T Mulholland

·       Cr G Sayers

·       Cr D Simpson – clauses b) i) and b) ii)

·       Cr S Stewart

·       Cr W Walker

·       Cr J Watson

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/83

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

Intensification within and adjacent to Town Centre zones, Local Centre zones and Neighbourhood Centre zones

c)          confirm the principles for the application of Policy 3(d) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development set out in resolution PLA/2022/11 (see Attachment A to the agenda report).

d)agree to the application of a Height Variation Control to enable heights in Neighbourhood Centres of 16m (five storeys) where they are within the area of Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings zone (five storeys) following the application of Policy 3(d).

e)          note that the Height Variation Control for Neighbourhood Centres may be amended in some places by the application of qualifying matters.

CARRIED UNIANIMOUSLY

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/84

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

Qualifying Matters

f)           confirm the qualifying matters under sections 77I and 77O of the Resource Management Act 1991 (including council-identified matters under section 77I(j) and section 77O(j)) as set out in Attachment A to the agenda report.

g)         note that staff are reviewing whether changes are required to the provisions relating to the council-identified local public views qualifying matter and that any proposed changes will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

h)         note that additional qualifying matters relating to locations with significant water supply and wastewater capacity constraints, and areas with significant stormwater disposal constraints, will be presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

i)           request staff to further investigate and advise the practicality of identifying transport capacity constraints as a qualifying matter, and other alternative mechanisms under the Auckland Unitary Plan, and report back to the Planning Committee for a decision on 4 August 2022.

j)           note that ongoing discussions with Mana Whenua may result in additional qualifying matters relating to sites of cultural significance being presented to the Planning Committee for endorsement on 4 August 2022.

k)          request staff report back to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022 on the following additional potential qualifying matters to provide for appropriate transitions by:

i)       restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut open space

ii)      restricting the required six storey building heights to some extent on properties within walkable catchments that immediately abut residential properties with a lower density zoning.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.6 members requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·       Cr S Henderson – clauses f), i) and k)

·       Cr T Mulholland – clause k)

·       Cr D Simpson – clause k)

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.3 Cr C Fletcher requested that her abstention to the vote be recorded.

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/85

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

l)           confirm the approach for the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Business as a qualifying matter as follows:

i)       that the qualifying matter be described as the Special Character Areas Overlay

ii)      that outside walkable catchments, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are present, being where 66% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iii)     that within walkable catchments under Policy 3(c) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020, Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General is identified as a qualifying matter where special character values are of high quality, being where 75% or more of individual properties score a 5 or 6

iv)        that Special Character Areas Overlay – Business is a qualifying matter where it was identified in the council’s preliminary response for the Intensification  Planning Instrument

v)      note that staff are investigating appropriate controls to manage the impact of potential development on the cultural and visual qualities of the maunga and will report back to Planning Committee on 4 August.

m)        subject to (l), agree to amend the extent of the Special Character Areas Overlay – Residential and Special Character Areas Overlay – General by increasing or decreasing the application of the Overlays (while not adding new areas) to respond to:

i)           feedback on council’s preliminary response for the Intensification Planning Instrument

ii)         walkable catchments where Special Character Areas – Residential and General have a significant effect on development capacity.

n)         agree to retain the height variation control within the business zones underlying the Special Character Areas Overlay – Business areas.

o)         agree to amend the provisions of the Special Character Areas Overlay to accommodate greater levels of development while retaining the special character values:

i)           enable up to three dwellings per site (via the conversion of a principal dwelling into a maximum of two dwellings and one minor dwelling), and add new objectives, policies and standards to support this;

ii)         amend the provisions to provide for a limited range of non-residential activities (such as home occupations, boarding houses, dairies and restaurants), and add a new objective and policy and assessment criteria to support this;

iii)        retain existing standards to maintain and enhance special character values, but amend standards for yards and fences to be more enabling, while maintaining and enhancing special character values;

iv)        amend the application of the demolition, removal and relocation rule to individual properties based on the contribution they make to the special character values of an area as identified in the site-specific survey of the Special Character Areas Overlay.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.6 members requested that their dissenting votes be recorded as follows:

·       Cr C Fletcher – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

·       Cr S Henderson

·       Cr T Mulholland – clauses l) and m)

·       Cr G Sayers – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

·       Cr D Simpson – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

·       Cr S Stewart – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

·       Cr W Walker – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

·       Cr J Watson – clauses l) ii) and l) iii)

 

 

 

Resolution number PLA/2022/86

MOVED by Cr C Darby, seconded by Mayor P Goff:  

Other matters

p)         agree to delay the implementation of the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor where the route is unknown until the route and stations are announced by Government on the basis that more intensive development in the Auckland Light Rail Corridor is anticipated than is envisaged currently under the National Policy Statement Urban Development and the Medium Density Residential Standards.

q)         note that the project sponsors and council staff will continue to work with central government agencies to ensure best urban and transport outcomes are realised by the Auckland Light Rail Project.

r)           note that the council is required to notify variations to the following plan changes to incorporate the Medium Density Residential Standards: Private Plan Changes 49 (Drury East Precinct), 50 (Waihoehoe Precinct), 51 (Drury 2 Precinct), 59 (Albany 10 Precinct), 66 (Schnapper Rock Road), 67 (Hingaia Precinct) and the council’s Plan Change 60 (Open Space), and that the variations must be notified at the same time the council’s Intensification Planning Instrument is notified.

s)          note that finalising the text and maps for the Intensification Plan Instrument required under the Resource Management Act 1991 and completing the required section 32 analysis is a complex, resource-intensive exercise and that work on capacity modelling, economic and planning analysis is continuing and will be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

t)           note that companion plan changes relating to the Regional Policy Statement chapter of the Auckland Unitary Plan, various transport matters and historic heritage places and will also be reported to the Planning Committee on 4 August 2022.

u)         note the Medium Density Residential Standards prevent the council from having stronger design standards for up to three dwellings on matters such as privacy, overshadowing, outlook and the size of outdoor living spaces, and that as a result, the council’s ability to ensure good design outcomes has been constrained.

v)          note that the council will shortly publish a report prepared under section 35 of the Resource Management Act that investigates the Auckland Unitary Plan in terms of the degree to which it is achieving quality outcomes for the built environment, and that as soon as resources become available, staff will report back on potential improvements to the design standards in the Auckland Unitary Plan on matters that are not restricted by the Medium Density Residential Standards.

CARRIED

 

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.6, Cr R Hills requested his dissenting vote be recorded against clause p).

Note: Under Standing Order 1.8.3, Cr S Henderson requested that his abstention be recorded against clause p).

 

Attachments

a     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 14 - National Policy Statement on Urban Development - Policy Directions, presentation

b     30 June 2022 Planning Committee, Item 14 - National Policy Statement on Urban Development - Policy Directions, tabled document

 

 

Cr C Fletcher retired from the meeting at 9.09 pm.

 

 

15        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.

 

 

 

Note:   Item 16 – make a decision on Auckland Unitary Plan provisions for land in Albany was considered prior to Item 14 – National Policy Statement on Urban Development – Policy Directions.

 

 

 

 

 

9.10pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Planning Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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