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Rural Workshops

Following successful rural discussion workshops held in West and South Rodney, Cato Bolam recently held a rural workshop in Warkworth with approximately 70 attendees.  Myles Goodwin, Michelle Bain and Mark Parker met with landowners from around the district to present information on land development in the rural Rodney area. 

Myles, who gave the presentation, specialises in rural development and has a Masters Degree specialising in native plant ecology and environmental sciences. Myles has had extensive success getting complicated applications approved by the Council’s Hearings Committee. He has also been heavily involved in the Appeal mediation process to resolve the District Plan decisions relating to rural subdivision and has made submissions and presentations on the Rural Strategy. 

Topics of discussion on the night included Council’s current criteria for subdivision by utilising an area of wetland or a bush block, by undertaking a boundary relocation or through the purchase of Transferable Title Rights (TTR’s) and also the proposed changes to the rural rules, which if adopted by the Auckland Council could affect the development rights of rural land owners. Attendance at the workshop entitles the landowners to a free on site consultation with Myles, and providing an opportunity to discuss how Cato Bolam can assist with maximising the opportunities and returns on your land from initial feasibility through the consent, construction and surveying process to title.

To discuss rural development further contact:

Myles Goodwin

Mark Parker

Michelle Bain

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