Jubilee Road, Banks Peninsula
A lifestyle block subdivision that provides desirable building sites while preserving the rural character of the land.
The biggest challenge in creating these lifestyle blocks was maintaining the balance between earning a living from the land, preserving the natural environment and respecting the views of residents and visitors to the area.
The land would continue to be used for pastoral grazing so careful selection of building sites was critical to the ongoing operation of the farm. Each site had to be sympathetic to the landscape but also located to utilize the sun and beautiful views of the Akaroa Harbour. We wanted potential owners to walk onto the sites and say “Wow, I want to live here!”.
Our services included resource management planning, subdivision and land-use consents, legal boundary surveying and lifestyle block subdivision development.
From the start we worked with Council planning staff and a geotechnical specialist to identify a number of potential building sites. With the client we looked at how the farm operated and how we could retain existing native vegetation to protect the rural character that residents and visitors enjoy.
By pulling all the different strands together we were able to create 7 new lifestyle blocks for new owners to enjoy. Our client was therefore able to release some equity but still retain a working farm. The protection of some existing native bush meant that everyone could continue to enjoy the Banks Peninsula landscape.