Beachlands

Proposed Zone % of Locality
Countryside Living 66.1%
Mixed Rural 14.8%
Single House 14.7%
Other 4.4%

Zones proportion calculations ignore water and transport zones. Proportions below 4% are summed together as Other.

This map only displays certain residential and business classes. Refer to the Auckland Council website for full details.

Similar to Beachlands

These suburbs have the most similar distribution of proposed land uses to Beachlands, based on cosine similarity.

Whitford
Whitford
Countryside living 83%.
Swanson
Swanson
Countryside living 48%.
Redvale
Redvale
Countryside living 96%.
Coatesville
Coatesville
Countryside living 89%.
Lucas Heights
Lucas Heights
Countryside living 87%.
Stillwater
Stillwater
Countryside living 73%.
Paremoremo
Paremoremo
Countryside living 69%.
Okura
Okura
Countryside living 58%.
Taupaki
Taupaki
Countryside living 65%, rural production 30%.
Albany Heights
Albany Heights
Countryside living 46%.

Proposed Zone Definitions

These definitions are abridged from Part 2, Chapter D of the Proposed Unitary Plan.

Countryside Living 66.1%

This zone incorporates a range of different types of rural lifestyle development which share a common characteristic of being low-density residential development on rural land. These rural lifestyle sites include scattered rural residential sites, farmlets and horticultural sites, residential bush sites outside the urban area, papakāinga and foothills settlements.

The zone applies to areas with a diversity of physical, topographic and landscape characteristics. Some parts of the zone reflect historical subdivision patterns dating back nearly 40 years, while other areas were established on rural land that did not have significant production values, often associated with steep topography and poor soils. Bush lots enabled the protection of indigenous vegetation cover as part of the subdivision process.

Mixed Rural 14.8%

The purpose of the Mixed Rural zone is to provide for mixed rural production, generally on smaller rural sites, non-residential activities of a scale compatible with smaller site sizes, and existing rural lifestyle development.

These areas have a history of horticulture and viticulture, including greenhouse production of flowers, fruit and vegetables, wine production, intensive poultry farming, and equine-related activities and services. This has given rise to associated buildings and other structures such as packhouses, coolstores, wineries, and equine training tracks and buildings for indoor rural production. These activities have in turn supported the establishment of produce stalls and retail services such as cafes and restaurants and tourist and visitor-related facilities.

Single House 14.7%

This zone provides for low density suburban housing and is applied in areas throughout Auckland including serviced rural and coastal villages. The zone is generally characterised by one building per site of one to two storeys, surrounded by areas of private open space. Large amounts of subdivision or multi-unit development is not anticipated within this zone due to the minimum site size requirements. The activities provided for in the zone are limited to maintain the low density suburban residential character and amenity of these areas.


Maps and code by Chris McDowall.

Proposed Unitary Plan (7 July, 2016) data: Auckland Council.

Localities: New Zealand Fire Service.