Thursday, September 29, 2011

Recognising Greytown’s heritage

In an earlier blog post I talked about Greytown, my hometown.  Our Main Street boasts many original colonial buildings housing trendy cafes, boutiques, art galleries and antique shops.  Its heritage charm is a real drawcard for visitors and a source of pride for locals.

Yet only a small part of Greytown’s Main Street has protection as a Historic Heritage Precinct.  Last week a proposal to extend it a block north and a block south moved a step closer to fruition.  Further detail of the proposal is available in Proposed Plan Change 4 together with a map of the affected area.

The Combined Wairarapa Planning Committee heard from four submitters who generally support the proposal, and one who opposes the proposal entirely.  The Greytown Community Heritage Trust was one of those four submitters.  I talked about our submission in an earlier blog post.

Summaries of the submissions are set out in the agenda circulated before the meeting.

The Officers’ Report prepared before the hearing noted general support within the submissions for the plan change and summarised the matters raised.

Looking at the submissions made and the Officers’ report I think the plan change will go through.

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