Ten story buildings for Papanui?

Following a public hearings process, the Council has submitted its “right of reply” document to the Panel which is considering the proposed changes to the District Plan (Plan Change 14).

The Council now proposes that the permitted height in the Papanui commercial centre (and also Riccarton & Hornby) be increased to 32 metres (ten stories). The Council’s Head of Planning and Consents Mark Stevenson says proposed changes to Plan Change 14 have been made in response to submissions, discussions with submitters, and conferencing between experts.

The next step is for the Independent Hearings Panel to deliver a report and recommendations to the Council by 26 July 2024, after which the Council is required to notify a decision by 12 September 2024.

Papanui’s proposed 32m ‘town centre’ zone is shown in cerise on the map below, stretching from Blighs Road to Sawyers Arms Road.

See this article for more info, including a link through to the plan change website: https://newsline.ccc.govt.nz/news/story/final-submissions-filed-for-plan-change-14