This page contains a summary of the Kamo, Three Mile Bush and Whau Valley Structure Plan and a link to the full version of the document.
10/07/2013 4:05 p.m.
Kamo is a busy shopping centre and a suburb of Whangarei, yet it retains the essence of a village. Areas surrounding Kamo, such as Three Mile Bush, Whau Valley and Springs Flat are used primarily for farming and horticultural purposes, with many rural residential or ‘lifestyle blocks’.
The District Plan has identified a number of historic buildings and trees, in the study area, for special protection from development.
The main land use proposals for this area are as follows.
Expansion of the Kamo shopping centre
Provision of more land for commercial activities to cater for the growing population in this area.
Provision of new Business 2 at Springs Flat
Relocating some of the businesses to this area will free up land at the main shopping area and allow for a redevelopment of the main centre.
Provision of high density housing development (Living 2)
Creation of compact high density development around, and within walking distance from, the main Kamo shopping centre.
Provision of Living 1 development
The area considered in this proposal is on Three Mile Bush Road up to Lake Ora Road on both sides of Three Mile Bush Road.
It provides more residential land for this area subject to agreement between Council and the Ngararatunua Marae Committee.
Provision of Living 3 environment
This proposal seeks to ring fence the protected area (Hurupaki cone) by allowing low density development around it, subject to agreement between Council and the Ngararatunua Marae Committee.
Provision of Rural residential environment
The area considered in this proposal is south of Three Mile Bush Road, Pipiwai Road and at Springs Flat.
It seeks to provide for lifestyle development as a transition zone between the urban area and the rural countryside.
Retention of Whau Valley in Countryside environment
Whau Valley has a unique rural landscape within a stone’s throw from the urban area and has been under pressure from development. Therefore, Council proposes to protect this area from further subdivision and development to minimise impact on the natural character of this area and retain Countryside environment.
Provision of recreation grounds at Springs Flat
Council has identified a piece of land on Springs Flat for both active and passive recreation. This is in recognition of the lack of such facility within the vicinity and also the needs of growing community on Pipiwai Road. The remainder of the study area should be retained as Countryside.
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