Waikato District Council has adopted a design guide that will direct the look of new development (including enhancements to existing properties) on Pokeno’s main street.
The Waikato District Plan recognises the effect that a design of streets, buildings and space has on the vitality and economic potential of the town centre.
As a result, it sets out design assessment criteria which are used for the consideration of applications for properties within the Pokeno Business Zone. These design assessment criteria cover a wide range of matters to ensure that developments within the town centre area reflect good urban design practice.
This means anyone wishing to develop a site on the main street in the future will need to be aware of the design principles before they prepare building plans and consent applications.
The design guide sets out architectural form, materials and signage templates. It is available on Waikato District Council’s website www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz