Development site back on the market

These consented plans – or a completely new proposition – may be on the cards for this site in northern Orewa.

The site of a proposed retirement village in northern Orewa is back on the market, after its owner, Coastal Properties, obtained resource consent for the development.

Independent commissioners granted consent for the 109-unit retirement village on April 19, and the 1.19ha property at 25-35 Annalise Place and 488 and 496C Hibiscus Coast Highway was listed for sale a week later.

The land was originally sold by the Theosophical Society to Coastal Properties in 2013. It borders Nukumea Stream and Eaves Bush.

The consent allows for buildings up to four-storeys and 105 car parking spaces (94 of which would be in a basement). An existing building of historic heritage value on the site, Rose Cottage, is to be relocated and renovated for use as a reading room/library for village residents.

The plans include restoration and enhancement of an adjacent esplanade reserve along the banks of Nukumea Stream, including weed clearance and installation of a boardwalk along the margin.

The consent application was first lodged in 2016, withdrawn and re-lodged in April last year.

Coastal Properties director Brendan Coughlan was approached for comment but did not respond prior to the paper’s deadline.


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