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Infill housing is the process of building new dwellings within an existing suburb of older houses. It is an important way of providing for future growth in Wellington.
Wellington City Council agreed in July 2006 to review the way infill housing is managed in the city.
The review was prompted by:
In response to these concerns, the Council:
In 2007 the Council made some initial changes to the District Plan to tighten key rules for new housing in residential areas. Since District Plan Change 56 came into effect, Council officers have noticed a significant improvement in the quality of applications for new residential development.
District Plan Change 56
The Council has undertaken two public consultations.
In the first consultation (May - July 2007), the Council received favourable response on a targeted approach to infill housing that encourages growth:
For the second consultation (May - July 2008), the Council released a discussion paper that proposed having:
As a result of the feedback from the two rounds of consultation, Council agreed that:
The Council undertook a full review of the Suburban Centre and Residential chapters of the District Plan in Plan Changes 72 and 73. These changes, now adopted into the District Plan, included:
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