Urban Design

Fewer guidelines, more firm and binding rules, e.g. height limits for buildings, parking, etc.

The population of Wellington is at its ideal size, it shouldn’t grow past 200,000.

“Urban consolidation” should not decrease living standards of those already in an area (e.g. large buildings blocking sunlight of existing buildings.

Planning guidelines are violated, e.g. building heights are not adhered to. Council should obey their guidelines. No exceptions.

Resource consents for buildings in central Wellington are not publicly notified. Notification should be required.

Infill housing should be of a good quality, not shoeboxes. New infill should not promote wind tunnels, should consider traffic, should consider the environment, and should fit into the surrounding area.

There should be more open space in the central city, protected from development and services. Open space should have greenery.

No more buildings on the waterfront. Maintain existing open and green spaces. Look for alternative methods of funding public space, other than commercial buildings.

Access to community gardens and playgrounds for central city.

Consider artisans’ workshops to bring vibrancy into the central city.

Provision of youth facilities in the central city, in better locations than the current facilities.

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