Media: Daily Post
Topic: Special Housing Areas
Accord, not Special Housing Accord.
31 August 2017 is
correct. See link to RLC story HERE
Accord, which was signed with the previous Government, provided the tool for
developers to pursue the option of Special Housing Area status. It also helped
to highlight population growth in Rotorua and the pressures and demands that is
putting on housing.
Housing Accord was considered to be part of the solution for reducing the local
housing shortage by providing the potential for developments which meet the
relevant criteria to be considered for special housing area status, which in
turn provides for a more streamlined consenting process. It is accepted
that there is no one solution to the housing shortage, that it requires a
Other than the
two proposed Ngongotaha developments, one of which went to the Minister for
consideration, there have been no further SHA proposals to Council from
developers or landowners.
part of the process is the consenting process. This would come after the
granting of SHA status.
You would need to
speak to the Minister’s office about the expected timeframe for decisions on
applications for SHA status.
accord’s aspirational target for the 2017 / 18 financial year was 200 sections
consented and 150 dwellings consented. During the 2017 / 2018 year 159
sections were consented and 153 dwellings were consented.
accord’s aspirational target for the 2018 / 19 financial year is 250 sections
consented and 200 dwellings consented. Year to date (July 2018 – February
2019) we have consented 71 sections and 86 dwellings.
are approximately 200 more sections in the pipeline.
SHA status is
dependent on the Minister and whether the development (with or without SHA
status) then proceeds is up to the developer.
for SHA status went to the Minister, who then sought further information. We
are awaiting that information from the developer to then pass on to the
regardless of the decision made by the Minister, it will be up to the developer
to decide if they will progress the proposed development. If the developer
decided to proceed, all relevant consenting requirements would need to be met.
This would be a
factor to take into consideration for any development.
We can’t answer
that at this stage. It will be dependent on the developer providing the
additional information the Minister has sought.
received no further proposals for SHA status at this time.
Media: Daily Post
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