A Special Housing Area located in central Orewa, which was to include around 100 apartments, has lost its SHA status.
Special Housing Area (SHA) rules allow developments to be fast tracked with minimal consultation and appeal rights for the community.
They must also contain a component of affordable housing.
An SHA was granted last year for the properties at 6–8 and 7–9 George Lowe Place through to 6–8 Hillary Square in Orewa town centre.
A large apartment complex was proposed for the site, which currently has a range of light industrial and retail businesses on it.
To keep its SHA status, a resource consent application for this development had to be in to Auckland Council by May 19.
Council has advised that as no application has been received, this site is no longer an SHA and any development plans will have to follow the standard resource consent process.