Unitary Plan changes

Question from Lisa updated on 24th August 2017:

We built a minor dwelling behind our existing house in West Auckland eight years ago. Now that the Unitary Plan has been changed in the area and homes are able to be built on smaller parcels of land, are we now able to subdivide the section the minor dwelling is on (799sqm)? 

Our expert Kris Pedersen responded:

Auckland is definitely changing. But understand that "West Auckland" as a classification is still a large area and is being zoned differently.

Below is a link which may be worth spending a bit of time on to get a general idea on your potential options: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/unitaryplan/Pages/upusingthesearchandfindtoolbar.aspx.

While this will give you some generic information if this is route you want to go down make sure you get specialist advise as there are a lot of components to take into consideration.


Kris Pedersen of Kris Pedersen Mortgages is a commentator on property and finance. His team sources top finance strategies. www.krispedersen.co.nz

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