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Urban Landscape Design Sector Plans (ULDSP)
As part of the detailed design of the motorway, NX2 wants your feedback on the Urban Landscape Design Sector Plans (ULDSPs) for each sector of the project – South- Pūhoi, Central- Moir Hill, Hikauae Creek, and North-Warkworth. These plans are also being prepared for some specific locations where attention needs to be given to visual effects and screening, such as construction areas and yards.
The ULDSP process is guided by the Urban and Landscape Design Framework (ULDF), which was prepared as a part of the Board of Inquiry conditions for the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Warkworth motorway project. It is also the overarching framework for project’s urban and landscape design which can be viewed here.
The ULDSP includes drawings and details on various construction and design elements of the project. For example, for any construction yards within 200m of a residential dwelling, the plans will show the yards are screened off from the public. The ULDSP also shows features such as the motorway and local road design, pedestrian and cycle facilities, retaining walls and landscaping of earthworks areas.
The project team will begin working through these plans in 2017. NX2 is proposing a two-stage approach for the ULDSP consultation. Residents listed in the BOI conditions will firstly receive ULDSPs for the temporary construction works (such as construction yards), and later, ULDSPs for the permanent works, such as final landscaping.