A group of landowners at Scott Point, Hobsonville, aims to create up to 3000 new homes on 155ha under the first plan variation application lodged for an Auckland special housing area.
The land, zoned future urban in the proposed unitary plan, would be rezoned for mixed residential & associated uses, allowing for the development of standalone houses, terraced houses & possibly apartments, and also for open space, a neighbourhood centre and protected ecological zones.
Scott Point was one of the second tranche of special housing areas announced last December, 2 months after the housing accord was signed by Auckland Council & the Government.
This enables qualifying developments in the SHAs to be streamlined and fast-tracked. Three tranches of SHAs have so far been announced, with 63 established in total to date. These areas will help boost Auckland’s land and housing supply including the provision of quality affordable homes over the next three years.
Council Housing Project Office growth & infrastructure manager David Clelland said 6 of the area’s 38 landowners had teamed up to apply for the variation.
“Under the previous process it would have taken many years to reach this point, which highlights the difference the Housing Project Office is already making. We now expect the area to develop rapidly once a decision on the plan variation is made in the next 6 months.”
Attribution: Housing project office release.