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Subdivision design is an essential tool in the process of creating amenity, character, and identity in new developments. The creation of identity is a key factor in building a link between people and a place. This is what drives social contact, neighbourliness, a sense of ownership and belonging, and the willingness to accept a personal risk to investigate, for example, what a stranger is doing wandering around the windows next door. This common cause is the essence of a community.
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
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The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.