13 Mar 2018

Submissions close on Cup Village plans

5:53 pm on 13 March 2018

The original plan for an America's Cup Village in Auckland is still in question, even as public submissions on the proposal close.

An Architects impression of a larger base in Auckland Council's village option

An Architects impression of a larger base in Auckland Council's village option Photo: Supplied

The planning process will continue for the deal agreed in December between the Auckland Council and Team New Zealand, while talks on a possible alternative roll on.

The submission period, which closes tomorrow, had been extended by a fortnight, in the hope that any changes could be accommodated within the same resource consent application.

"If agreement is reached on a different option, it will be publicly notified and open to submissions," the council said in a statement.

That raises uncertainty about the timing of the cup village project, and whether an alternative could be consented and built in time for teams arriving a year ahead of the 2021 regatta.