Posted on August 1, 2016
Stuff.co.nz reports my Unitary Plan comments that the Hearings Panel recommendations appear to lack the balance.
The recommendations represent a massive upzoning of wide parts of Auckland, a 30 per cent expansion of urban Auckland into rural areas and a reduction of character protection.
We urgently need new housing growth in Auckland, but this needs to be balanced with affordability, character, rural living and other concerns.
The recommended Unitary Plan may disappoint many looking for a balanced growth plan for Auckland.