RC220060 & RC220072 The Clearing
Hurunui District Council has received subdivision and land use consent applications from UWC Limited (the applicant) for Stages 3-6 of a multi-staged residential development known as ‘The Clearing’ located at 64 Amberley Beach Road and 187 Carters Road, Amberley. The subdivision proposal seeks consent to subdivide into 201 residential lots, six roads to vest, one access lot, five local purpose reserves and balance land in four stages. The subdivision is a non-complying activity as it provides for a number of undersized lots thereby increasing residential density within the Residential 1A Zone.
Land use consent is also sought to undertake earthworks on a contaminated site.
Stages 1-2 of the overall development were granted subdivision consent under resource consent RC210185 which was approved on 28 May 2022.
The current proposal will create Lots 124-324 for residential activities with lots ranging in size from 400 m2 to 1,028 m2 and a balance lot (Lot 5000). Lots 1002 and 1007 will be vested in Council as road with Lot 602 being an access lot. The proposal incorporates Lots 3004 and 3005 which will be set aside as local purpose (utility) reserves and Lots 3006 to 3008 which will be set aside as local purpose (stormwater) reserves to vest in Council.
The proposed road network forms a continuation of the internal road network established as part of Stages 1 and 2, with the road provisioning a spine through the development. The proposed Stage 3-6 development will access Carters Road (SH1) via a planned new road and intersection to be established north of the application site at 175 Carters Road. The internal road network provides connections to the north via an extension of the main spine road east to west, which ultimately connects to Carters Road (SH1).
The proposed development will result in bulk earthworks in order to prepare the site for future development. The volumes comprise approximately 51,600 m3 of cut and 41,798 m3 of material to be deposited, resulting in a surplus of 9,802 m3. The applicant notes that the finished site levels and earthworks volumes will be confirmed prior to construction.
The proposed subdivision does not comply with the minimum area requirements for the Residential 1A Zone as more than 20% of the lots are less than 700 m2 in area and the lots adjoining the Rural Zone will be less than 1,110 m2 in area. In addition, a number of the lots will not meet the 15 metre by 15 metre shape factor requirement and more than 40 lots will be created per stage.
The proposed subdivision also does not comply with the minimum 20 m road width and the provision of a footpath on both sides of the roads.
Overall the proposal is a non-complying activity in accordance with the District Plan.