An aspect of buying your new home or property is performing ‘Due Diligence’. Finding out all you can about the property or home you are looking at purchasing.
A question a family or individual often has when looking for a new home is; What is the council doing in this area and what plans do they have for this area, if any? And this is an important and valid question. Auckland’s growth is galloping along at a phenomenal rate and all suburbs of the Greater Auckland Area are in for changes in the coming years. How this affects the Patumahoe area can be found by following the links provided into the various plans and strategies that Auckland Council have formalised or are in the process of formalising;
The Auckland Unitary Plan is the rulebook that shapes the way Auckland grows. It will set out what can be built and where, in order to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland while still providing for rural activities and maintaining the marine environment. The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan was notified on 30 September 2013. Please follow the link to access the Unitary Plan
The Auckland Plan ; For the first time in our history, we have a shared vision – to be the world’s most liveable city – and a single plan to deliver this vision for all of Auckland and its people.The Auckland Plan will guide Auckland’s future over the next 30 years and tackle issues such as:reducing transport and housing shortages ;giving children and young people a better start; creating more jobs; protecting the environment.. The Auckland Plan was adopted by the council in March 2012 PLease follow the link to access The Auckland Plan
The District Plan contains guidance and rules about how you can use and develop your land. In Auckland, the existing district plans will continue to apply to their former districts until a new Auckland Council unitary plan is developed.; Please follow the link to accessThe District Plan
The Local Board Plans; Local boards are required to develop a local board plan every three years. .The plans are strategic three-year plans for each local board which reflect the priorities and preferences of the community.The plans will guide:; local board decisions on local activities, projects and facilities; your input into the regional strategies and plans of Auckland Council; how we work with other agencies that play a key role in our area, including community groups, central government agencies and council-controlled organisations.. The plans form the basis for development of the annual local board agreements for each financial year. They also inform the development of the council’s Long-term Plan. Local boards adopted their plans in October 2014. Please follow the link for access to Franklin Local Board Plan
For a more expansive scrutiny of the Auckland Council actions please follow this link; Auckland Council Plans and Policies