DCC: Proposed 2GP to line pockets of cowboy developers #FIGHTDIRTY

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Proposed Second Generation District Plan (2GP)
https://2gp.dunedin.govt.nz/2gp/index.html

DCC wrote the PROPOSED 2GP for rob-the-poor DEVELOPERS, so TAKE THE COUNCIL TO COURT —doesn’t get more simple than this.

At last Monday’s Council meeting Mayor Cull said the [PROPOSED] 2GP had “acceptance” —given the document hadn’t been publicly notified at that date (September 21) WHY WAS HE LYING ?!

### dunedintv.co.nz Fri, 25 Sep 2015
DCC’s next generation plan to have significant repercussions
The Dunedin City Council is tackling some contentious issues as part of its next generation plan. The plan will have significant repercussions for land owners and developers. But before any decisions are made, staff are keen to hear from the public.
Ch39 Link

And now an advertising message from an old BDSM expert:

39 Dunedin Television Published on Sep 25, 2015
DCC’s next generation plan to have significant repercussions

Two videos, in case (DCC thinks) your children want to make a submission:

Dunedin City Council Uploaded on Jul 28, 2015
What is a District Plan?

Dunedin City Council Uploaded on Jul 28, 2015
How might the 2GP affect my House?

The following has been annotated.

Dunedin City Council – Media Release
[PROPOSED] 2GP released for public submissions

This item was published on 25 Sep 2015

A framework for the sustainable management of Dunedin’s natural and physical resources is out for public feedback. For the past three years, the Dunedin City Council has been working on a review of the District Plan. This review has produced the PROPOSED Second Generation Dunedin City District Plan (2GP), which has a new set of zones and rules for the city. These proposed new rules for what you can do on your land and how it can be developed have been released today for public submissions.

[NOTE, DCC does not say in the PROPOSED 2GP how your land and property holdings can be “sustainably managed” and how their values and significance – including heritage significance – can be retained and enhanced for future generations in the Heritage City and Rural Districts. No, DCC says “developed” and that is the very brunt of the “1600 pages of rules, policies and supporting information” wrought by motherfucker overpaid deskhugger policy planners and stipend-stealing unemployable political no-hopers that sit on the present council. “Let’s do property speculation,” they say – because they don’t know of any other way to boost the domestic economy – certainly not through IP, product and service development For Export, they’re way too thick for that. Their only skill has been, and is, to steal from ratepayers —thereby placing ratepayers (the aging population) into extreme debt to the three big banks. The house of cards what blows itself down.]

Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says the community has been involved in preparing the [PROPOSED] 2GP and there has already been a lot of discussion with residents about what the new plan should contain. The process of community engagement began as part of developing the Spatial Plan for Dunedin, which was adopted in September 2012. “This is a crucial document which aims to encourage appropriate development in the right locations while protecting the features and amenities that residents hold dear. With the [PROPOSED] 2GP we aim to produce a more streamlined document which is easier to use and gives greater clarity and certainty about what activities and development can be carried out and where that can happen. Where possible, we want to reduce the need for resource consents and minimise the costs of the consent process.”

[Roll on the non-notified consents which fail to fairly identify and notify all affected parties and interested parties (COMMUNITY RIGHTS) to resource consent applications that could irreversibly change those parties’ lives and the consequent value of their assets, not in a good way.]

[The PROPOSED 2GP is not about Sustainable Management and Protection. Should we tell DCC how many Court Appeals are about to slap it in the face: unsustainably for DCC.]

Mr Cull says the [PROPOSED] 2GP also strengthens strategic policies, which look at aspects such as spatial planning and city-wide issues. It also improves how effective rules are and responds to emerging issues such as natural hazards and households wanting on-site energy generation.

[BDSM expert] DCC Planning and Regulatory Committee Chair …. says, “I really encourage people to get involved and give us their feedback. If you have questions about what the proposed changes mean, or want to get accurate information [What planet is the BDSM expert on ?] or check out what you may have heard, staff at our [PROPOSED] 2GP drop-in centre will be able to help.”

[One of Jim Harland’s ‘darlings’] DCC City Development Manager …. says the ultimate goal of the [PROPOSED] 2GP is the sustainable management of Dunedin’s natural and physical resources. “The [PROPOSED] 2GP has been prepared over several phases. At each step we have asked stakeholders [A LARGE NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED AS, OR TRUSTED AS, STAKEHOLDERS, DCC – THESE PEOPLE YOU DELIBERATELY DECIDED TO ALIENATE AND AVOID] and the wider community [DITTO, DCC] to identify issues and consider options.”

There have also been two main community consultations as part of the development of the [PROPOSED] 2GP:
● Issues and Options (November 2012 – March 2013)
● Preferred Options (August 2013 – September 2013 and June 2014 – September 2014 for natural hazard provisions).

“As part of the process, we have worked with reference groups and held informal consultation with key stakeholders, organisations and individuals [DCC, YOU HAVE PICKED OFF THE WEAK AND GULLIBLE AND THOSE YOU WANTED TO MANIPULATE OR SERVE FINANCIALLY; YOU HAVE DELIBERATELY MISSED CONSULTATION WITH CERTAIN OTHERS WHO ARE, WOOPS, PERCEIVED AS TROUBLE]. We are now at the notification and submissions stage where the process moves to formal consultation.” [Rather, this is where the process moves to private Legal Action, to protect citizen rights]

The [PROPOSED] 2GP is open for public submissions from Saturday, 26 September until 5pm, Tuesday, 24 November. [Two months, NOT LONG – HEAR THE BULLDOZERS COMING]

█ The [PROPOSED] 2GP, which has about 1600 pages of rules, policies and supporting information, has been prepared as an electronic plan and is most easily viewed online at www.2gp.dunedin.govt.nz. Printed copies will also be available for inspection at the [PROPOSED] 2GP drop-in centre at 11 George Street, Dunedin and at Dunedin Public Libraries and Service Centres.

█ At the drop-in centre, staff will be available from Monday to Friday to answer questions about the [PROPOSED] 2GP and show you how to make a submission. Community workshops will also be held.

The DCC is required to follow a formal process in terms of submissions and the next steps, such as hearings. More information on this is available on the [PROPOSED] 2GP website. How long it takes to fully replace the current District Plan depends on the number and nature of appeals. The first set of changes could be in place by mid 2016 if there are no opposing submissions.

In summary, here are some of the key proposed changes.

The [PROPOSED] 2GP:
● [THINK BIG, oh noes] includes a new strategic directions section that sets out key issues for the city, ‘big picture’ outcomes to be achieved, and sets up the plan’s zoning and other methods
● makes it easier to carry out earthquake strengthening of heritage buildings and easier to add and alter heritage buildings [Danger Danger AVOID Best Practice Conservation Practice – turn everything into Disneyland and fake facades] so they can be re-used
● [THIS IS FUCKING CRIMINAL] includes two new residential heritage precincts (Queen Street and Arthur Street areas) and a reduction in the area of commercial heritage precincts
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] makes it easier to build family flats in most zones to provide more housing options for extended families, particularly in response to an ageing population
● [MORE NEGLIGENCE] includes new rules to enable smaller events to be held, and many public amenities to be built, without the need for resource consent
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] includes nine new medium density areas (of 24 in total), where development density can be increased (changing from the current restriction of one dwelling per 500m2 site to enabling more than one residential unit per site over 400m2 at a density of one bedroom per 45m2)
● changes to fence height rules along boundaries with roads and reserves to maintain a visual connection with these spaces to improve safety and maintain amenity values
● reduces some on-site car parking requirements for residential properties and other activities so people have more choice in how much car parking is needed
● [THIS DESTROYS THE BALANCE OF GREEN SPACE IN OLDER RESIDENTIAL SUBURBS AND THERE ARE NO HERITAGE GUIDELINES OR DESIGN GUIDELINES TO GUARD EXISTING CHARACTER AND HERITAGE VALUES] allows garages and carports to be built in the front yards of houses, with some limitations, rather than always requiring a resource consent
● identifies some new coastal and other landscape management areas where there would be limits around the new buildings that can be constructed
● [DCC HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF SOUTH DUNEDIN, DCC IS PATRONISING] includes new hazard management areas, where it is proposed to manage development to better protect people and property from natural hazard events.

Contact City Development Manager [Anna Johnson] [deliver a complete earful, then sue] on 477 4000.

DCC Link

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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8 responses to “DCC: Proposed 2GP to line pockets of cowboy developers #FIGHTDIRTY

  1. Bloody good rant! Especially like the insertion of the highly critical word ‘Proposed’.

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks. It’s not like I’m surprised, just energised by pure disgust and loathing.

      • Hype O'Thermia

        “The [PROPOSED] 2GP has been prepared over several phases. At each step we have asked stakeholders [A LARGE NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED AS, OR TRUSTED AS, STAKEHOLDERS, DCC – THESE PEOPLE YOU DELIBERATELY DECIDED TO ALIENATE AND AVOID] and the wider community [DITTO, DCC] to identify issues and consider options.”

        Just to make it clear, “the wider community” ain’t “stakeholders”. Thanks for spelling it out, 2GP.
        There were times in the past I was tempted to think all ratepayers were stakeholders, indeed all who regarded Dunedin as their home. All who are entitled to vote for the Dunedin mayor and councillors… but no, it’s like Animal Farm, all are equal but some are more equal than others.

      • Diane Yeldon

        Two months is not long for consultation. This time of the year people are starting to get out and about because of better weather. But at least DCC is not consulting over the Christmas break. Colour maps are expensive to print. I wonder if DCC might put a computer monitor in the Service Centre and on the 3rd floor of the DCC library (where council documents are available). I mentioned the Plain English movement before. There’s also a brilliant book in DCC’s library: Edward Tufte’s ‘The visual display of information’ pretty much the industry standard? Certainly the District Plan Review (because that’s what it is) should be clearly comparable with the present District Plan so it’s easy to see what changes are proposed. Guess I’d better go and see for myself whether this is the case.

  2. Calvin Oaten

    This is a result of there being too many people , with too free budgets, with too little real activity. Classic stuff. Time for a massive in house cleansing, downsizing and getting out of the citizens’ way. Likely? Not on this Mayor’s watch.

  3. Anonymous

    What’s that sound?
    Tick-tick-tick.
    That’s not the Mayor’s Watch.

    • Hype O'Thermia

      Time to send the varmint through the sheep dip. Can’t do much to change blithering uselessness and fatuousness till the next election but at least it shouldn’t be that hard to get rid of ticks.

  4. Elizabeth

    Less red tape, changes to heritage building consents and a shake-up of what can be built in Dunedin’s hazard areas are key features of the city’s proposed district plan.

    ### ODT Online Sat, 26 Sep 2015
    Consulting on district plan
    By Craig Borley
    ….In gestation for three years, the [proposed second generation district] plan is a review of the city’s existing district plan and will be out for public consultation for eight weeks, beginning today. It manages every land use across the city, setting out what people can do on their land and how it can be developed.
    Read more

    Key points include: (via ODT)
    ● Changes to rules for heritage precincts and buildings.
    ● A “natural hazards” section detailing hazardous areas and the management of them.
    ● A heritage plan which aims to encourage ongoing use of heritage buildings.
    ● Inner city residential zones with a 12m maximum building height – up from current 9m maximum.
    ● Commercial and mixed use zones, including the Warehouse Precinct, providing a range of permitted activities in one area.
    ● A holding pattern for South Dunedin development.
    ● An urban sprawl boundary line between residential and rural land.

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