Hamilton housing intensifies

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Plans have been revealed for possible urban intensification in parts of Chartwell, Five Cross Roads, Claudelands and Hamilton East.

The proposed changes to Hamilton’s district plan – which could see medium and high-density housing be prioritised in parts of the city – are a response to new government guidelines which aim to increase housing stocks in the country’s fastest-growing cities dramatically.

While the exact nature and scope of the changes in those suburbs has not confirmed but residents can expect to see more townhouses and apartments, smaller sections, and more homes being built without garaging or off-street parking.

According to the Hamilton City Council, there is an immediate demand for 3500 additional dwellings in the city. Over the longer term the Coucnil projects a need of 11,900 additional dwellings. As part of its community engagement, the council will set up citizen panels to gain feedback from residents and landowners.

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