Growing Hamilton

First big consent for Peacocke

South Hamilton could be home to more than 850 new houses as part of a large development application in Peacocke.

Hamilton City Council has received subdivision and land use consents for 862 houses within 105ha between Peacockes Rd and the Waikato River in Peacocke, called Amberfield.

The applications (by Western Lea limited) include earthworks, new roads, cycleways, walkways, additional planning and retained esplanade, three waters infrastructure and open spaces (parks and gullies).

Within the subdivision consent, two areas have been earmarked for future use as a commercial centre of shops and some additional housing.

The Council’s General Manager City Growth Jen Baird says these are the largest consents the Council has received in years.

“It’s exciting to see a vision for such a large proportion of Peacocke, it’s more than a seventh of the whole growth area,” says Ms Baird.

“Peacocke is where the Council will be investing more than $290m into as part of our 10-Year Plan, to create an area for homes for Hamiltonians over the next five, 10, 20 and even 30 years. Resource consents are the first major stage of the development process, particularly of this size.”

The Council reviews and processes resource consent applications to ensure the outcomes in the District Plan and purpose of the Resource Management Act are achieved. The potential effects the development is likely to have on people and the environment are also taken into account.

The public can submit for, against or neutral on any aspect of the applications until 4pm Friday 28 September 2018.

Decisions on all notified consents, when a public hearing is involved, are made by independent commissioners.

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