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Great Response to Urban Design Survey

Tuesday 20 November 2012, 3:23PM

By New Plymouth District Council

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NEW PLYMOUTH

A survey about the urban design of New Plymouth’s central area has gathered more than 175 responses from the public.

The survey asked people to say what they like and dislike about the city’s central area, and the design elements they would like to see.

“We’re very happy with the amount of feedback we got from the survey and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to fill it in,” says Manager Environmental Strategy and Policy Colin Comber.

“We are now analysing that feedback, which will help us write a draft Urban Design Framework for the central area. We expect to have that draft framework available for public comment early next year.”

The draft framework will include a vision, principles and objectives for the future development of the central area.

Last year the Council became a signatory to the Urban Design Protocol, which uses best practice design in the urban environment to assist development.