This can be a private request made by the landowner or developer, or could be undertaken by the Council if the site is in an area they wish to see developed for urban purposes.
Essentially if the proposed site is not within a priority greenfield area it is unlikely to be rezoned by a district council until after 2028 – that is, unless a change in circumstances results in a need for this additional area for urban development. This could be, for example, due to changes in urban land take up rates, or in the availability of Council infrastructure for development.
Outline Development Plans
Aston Consultants can assist with identifying potential developers or development partners.
Stormwater is often dealt with by on site soakage, or where the ground conditions are not favourable, by creating stormwater detention and/or infiltration ponds to collect and deal with stormwater from the entire site, including off roading areas.
If any new piece of infrastructure (ie a sewer network or road network) will benefit any adjoining properties, then there is opportunity to consider sharing the costs of installing or creating the network between all landowners who benefit.
Often, a site contamination assessment will be required where the use of land is being changed from rural to an urban use. A geotechnical assessment will usually be required to assess land suitability for development, and what type of building foundation design may be required.