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5 Duplex Buildings & Subdivision !!

The size and scale of the duplex dwellings will have no material effects on the existing streetscape amenity. The shape and form of the duplex dwellings will be comparable to duplex dwelling developments within the General Residential Zone. The duplex dwellings have been designed with windows and doors that face the transport corridor, helping to improve the streetscape amenity. The design of the duplex dwellings will provide good on-site amenity to residents. Fencing and the planting will provide privacy to each unit and improve the streetscape amenity of the site, and fencing and walls will tie in with the appearance of the duplex dwellings.

The design of the duplex dwellings will ensure that there are sufficient spaces on each site for residential activities to be undertaken on the site. The duplex dwellings will be designed to face the transport corridor, and the layout of parking will not be out of character with the amenity anticipated in the residential zone. The planting of vegetation in open areas in the front yards will assist in softening the built appearance of the site.

The site contains sufficient onsite amenities including permeable surfaces, outdoor living areas, service areas and parking areas. These areas break up the built form on the site and the permeable areas provide opportunity for landscaping to further enhance onsite amenity.

Designing and implementing a system for the treatment and management of stormwater runoff will ensure that people and properties are protected, and ecological values preserved.

The proposed development is sustainable, and any adverse effects created from the application are acceptable. Overall the proposal is consistent with the purpose and principles of the Resource Management Act.

The proposal is for a 5-stage subdivision, with the scheme plan showing the proposed subdivision layout and staging. The fee simple subdivision is based around the exclusive and common areas of 10 residential units contained within 5 duplex buildings.