Cookstown Area Plan 2010
Settlements: Cookstown Housing (Page 1 of 5)
Over the plan period the largest demand for development land will come from the housing market. The Regional Development Strategy estimates that Cookstown District will require an additional 3,300 dwellings by 2015. In order to meet this requirement the Plan zones 70.6 hectares of land as Phase 1 housing land.
In accordance with Plan Policy HOUS 1, favourable consideration will normally be given to the development of this land at any time over the plan period. The Plan also zones a further 77.5 hectares of land as Phase 2 housing land. This land will be held in reserve and its development in the short term will not be permitted. Release of this land will be subject to review in 2005.
The Department will require high standards of layout and design within all housing areas and public open space will be required on some housing sites in accordance with prevailing regional planning policy.