News | 4 November 2020
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Have your say on two future developments

Community engagement is open on future development in Upper Stebbings and Glenside West – two areas of rural land which could provide more than 600 new houses.

The population of Wellington City is expected to grow by 50,000 – 80,000 people over the next 30 years.

The Council’s strategy to accommodate this growth includes intensification in the central city and around existing town centres, as well as developing new urban areas in Lincolnshire Farm, Upper Stebbings and Glenside West.

Upper Stebbings and Glenside West are an attractive location for new housing being close to existing shops and services in Churton Park, Takapu Road and Tawa town centre.

The area is well connected to the transport network with the existing State Highway interchange at Westchester Drive, the train station at Takapu Road, and existing bus services in Churton Park and along Middleton Road.

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster says: “We’ve been working with the local community since 2018 on the future of Upper Stebbings and Glenside West”.

“The Development Concept is about getting the right balance between opening up much needed land for new housing while maintaining natural areas of value such as streams, bush and ridgelines.

“This follows on from the Northern Growth Management Framework which was the outcome of extensive community engagement 20 years ago.”

The area is currently zoned for rural activities in the District Plan. Before it can be developed, the District Plan zone needs to be changed.

The plans we are currently seeking feedback on will help us decide which parts of the site should be zoned for future housing and which parts should be retained as green spaces, and how the new development should relate to adjoining areas.

Visit the consultation page for more information and to provide feedback.

Feedback will close at 5pm, Monday 30 November.