Dunedin City Council staff and the developers of a new
subdivision in Waldronville say they can agree to a
compromise on roading issues to allow the project to go
Paterson Pitts Partners, acting on behalf of Morclarke
Developments, objected to a condition in the consent issued
in February because it was too ''prescriptive''.
The 25-lot subdivision is on the former Waldronville School
Leon Hallet, of Paterson Pitts, began a hearing on the matter
yesterday by expressing the company's concern that details of
the final design were better left to the approval/liaison
process than being prescribed in conditions, objections to
which required a formal hearing.
But council staff told the meeting they recommended the
condition because it seemed agreement would not be reached.
The condition related to a requirement for a round cul de
sac, and a footpath on both sides of the street, which the
council felt would be safer.
Mr Hallet said the applicant opposed that because it felt a
second footpath was not needed, the T-shaped cul de sac would
allow both circular turning for most vehicles and easier
access to properties, and the condition would require a large
retaining wall be built.
In the end, staff and Mr Hallet said, if the committee
agreed, they could agree to a compromise of a round cul de
sac and footpaths on both sides, as long as the footpaths and
carriageway were narrower than set at present, so a retaining
wall was not required and the whole area was not covered in
The hearings committee of Crs Andrew Noone, Kate Wilson and
Lee Vandervis has reserved its decision.