Retirement Village Case Study

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Joseph Bloggs seeks a land use control consent to develop a retirement village at 12 Smith Street, Palmerston North. The proposal is to construct 20 units (10 single storey double attached dwellings) on a single site legally described as Lot 1021 DP 50032, that has a net area of 2300m2. The site is currently vacant and has frontage to Smith Street and Jones Place.

Retirement villages are provided for in the provisions contained within Section 10 (Residential Zone) of the Palmerston North City District Plan. Rule 10.8.4.6 of the Palmerston North City District Plan classes retirement villages as Unrestricted Discretionary Activity. Consent is required pursuant to rule 10.8.4.6.

The scale of the development suggests that there could be actual
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The Residential Zone in Palmerston North contains a wide variety of both residential and non-residential activities. The retirement village is classified as a non-residential activity. The effects of the retirement village can be made compatible with those of residential activities by mitigating its higher visual presence and having a design that provides cohesion and good transition to the adjacent residential dwellings. These can be achieved by appropriate consent conditions.

♣ Objective 3 seeks “to secure and maintain a high standard of amenity within the Residential Zone” by establishing site development standards which can achieve good on-site amenity, controlling any adverse effects of development on privacy, and by requiring residential developments through design standards to avoid, remedy or mitigate any adverse environmental
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Having regard to Part 2 and any document referred to in section 104(1)(b) of the Resource Management Act 1991, it is considered that granting this resource consent achieves the purpose of the Resource Management Act 1991.

Recommendation

It is considered that the environmental effects as a result of this proposal will be no more than minor. It is also considered that the proposal is consistent with the relevant objectives of the Palmerston North City District Plan. Pursuant to Sections 95A and 95B of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council decides not to publicly notify the application, as the Council is satisfied that the environmental effects will be no more than minor, and affected parties provided written approval.

It is my recommendation that the application of Joseph Bloggs for a retirement village at 12 Smith Street, Palmerston North be granted, pursuant to Section 104 and 104B of the Resource Management Act 1991, subject to the following conditions, imposed under Sec 108 of the Resource Management Act 1991:

♣ The proposed development must be carried out in accordance with the application submitted on the 21 May

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