Bureta residents have until the end of the month to lodge objections to the proposed new Countdown supermarket on the site of the Bureta Park Motor Inn.
Countdown owner Progressive Enterprises plans to build a 4000sqm supermarket and retail shopping development on the site after purchasing the land from The Brian Perry Charitable Trust last December.
An artist impression of the proposed Countdown supermarket in Bureta.
The application is to be processed on a limited notified basis, which a notice of application served on the affected people.
A map of the affected people in the area can be found on the Council’s website. Only people served notice of the application can submit a proposal.
Tauranga City Council planner Brad Bellamy says the decision on notification was made using the framework set out under the Resource Management Act issue.
“The notification decision isn’t a decision on whether the supermarket goes there or not, it is just a decision on how the application should be processed.”
Progressive Enterprises sought a limited notification under the Resource Management Act, which it can do under the law.
Because the application ticks the right legal boxes under the RMA, only the 200 or so people served notice by Council will be able to lodge formal objections – which have to be lodged with the city council by August 31.
The people able to lodge objections are Ngatai Road dwellings, Vale Street properties opposite and a group of residents in Bureta Road. A map of affected persons is included within the Planner’s report on Council’s website.
The application and all paperwork associated with the application is online on the city council website http://www.tauranga.govt.nz/news/notified-resource-consents/notified-applications/tabid/2013/aid/23629/tctl/4383_ViewAnnouncement/Default.aspx
The application is non-complying under the Operative Tauranga District Plan (TDP) and Proposed Tauranga City Plan (PCP).
The zoning is Residential A under the TDP; and Suburban Residential under the PCP.
In respect to the list of proposed activities, the proposed liquor store is the only activity provided for as a permitted activity.