Our proposed development concept is based on a vision and design principles developed with the community. We'd like your feedback to help us refine the development concept.
Why are we doing this?
Wellington City expects its population 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, and 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.
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.
What’s happened so far?
Engagement with the community on future development in Upper Stebbings and Glenside West started in 2018 with the development of a vision and design principles. We then engaged on three high level development scenarios. The current development concept builds on the feedback received to date and provides more detail on what the development might look like.