REJECTION OF SUBDIVISION BY COUNCIL SUBJECT OF APPEAL
(Own Correspondent). WOODVILLE.
The Town and Country Planning Appeal Board sitting at Dannevirke last Wednesday, heard an appeal against a ruling of the Woodville Borough Council in which an application of sub-division of an 18-acre block was rejected.
The estate in question is a block of land, situated east of Nelson Street and south of Grant Road, in the Woodville Borough.
The appeal board, consisting of Messrs C. Tremaine, C. H. Taylor, W. F. McArthur and F. F. Reid, reserved its decision.
Mr J. H. Holderness, Hastings (for the appellant) told the board that the late Mr Nelson had formed and dedicated Grant and Nelson Streets to the borough about 1907. Death duties on the estate had been considerable and it was desired to sell sub-divisions as the best way of raising assets.
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The town clerk of Woodville, Mr G. D. Attrill, appearing on behalf of the borough council, said that the application for sub-division had been declined as being detrimental to the undisclosed district scheme of the borough which was being prepared.
The Woodville borough comprises 1045 acres, of which about 239 acres only are required over the planning period to be zoned for residential purposes, whilst somewhere about 35 acres are required for light industry. Woodville’s estimated population at March 31, according to the Government Statistician, was 1300 and the districts’ scheme will provide adequately for an increase up to 2500, both in the residential and other land zoning.
Should the board allow this appeal and the bulk of the Nelson estate land be zoned as residential, it will be necessary to reduce the land already zoned similarly, and may lead the way for a further appeal, said Mr Attrill.
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