New development provisions to the Bendemeer special zone near
Lake Hayes will mean fewer residential units than the
district plan originally allowed.
Provisions for fewer residential units and larger lots were
approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council strategy
The report was put forward to change the purpose of the
''special zone'' development to a ''rural residential'' zone
and enable development of ''limited'' residential, commercial
and visitor accommodation activities within an open rural
The changes mean reducing the maximum residential density
from 75 to 39 units, adding a greater height maximum of 7m
for dwellings, and a maximum of 600sq m for building
Colliers International valuator Andrew Hyndman said the owner
of 23 lots, Mount Farm, wished to see the zone developed in a
manner so as protect the land's attractiveness and amenity.