Thursday, April 25, 2024

Cambridge green space to be protected from housing directive

Waipā District Council says Cambridge’s town belt will be protected from a government directive that will see more houses being built faster.

The issue of Cambridge’s green space was raised at the first of three webinars hosted this week by Council.

The webinars aim to help explain a change to planning rules which Council says could fundamentally change residential parts of Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Kihikihi.

More than 40 people attended the webinar, with questions ranging from the status of existing property covenants, to the impact on schools and class sizes, and provision for three waters infrastructure.

Council’s Group Manager District Growth and Regulatory, Wayne Allan said the issue was “horrendously complex” but staff were doing their best to explain it.

“I thought the questions last night were excellent and I’m grateful to those people who took the time to attend. There are two more webinars on August 29 and September 1 so there are still further opportunities for people to find out more.”

Information about the proposals, as well as webinar registrations, can be found at www.waipadc.govt.nz/planchange26.

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