Auckland Council is going back to the drawing board after a majority of councillors scuttled housing density proposals in the city's leafy suburbs
Think the urban planners will stop at this knock-back? These bastards have built and staked their entire careers on this high density plan. Mark my words, they'll now be retreating and resorting to underhanded corrupt methods of implementing the master plan as currently written.
I'll believe the high density master plan has been binned (not shelved) when I see other choices like real greenfield expansion. And Phil, 8000 houses on a Remmers golf course satisfying your rich prick class warfare ideologies does not fill that vision.
Some good people were captured by the wrong lobbying. The loud voices of some suburbs who had been wound up to believe they had been "hugely up zoned" won the day and young people, community housing providers, urban designers, social workers, families, sustainability advocates and ordinary Aucklanders were drowned out of the debate
This one needs to be stopped in her tracks. A long tenure acolyte of Mayor Bob whom ran his old fiefdom of Waitemata City with its residents paying handsomely for exorbitant ideas like film studios which no-one could afford, need or want. Along with his own brand of eco-terrorism of restrictive subdivision rules in or near the Waitakeres, riding roughshod over the rights of property owners. Let the community housing providers, urban designers, social workers, families, sustainability advocates do their thing on their dime, not mine.
The very reason Jafaland has issues is because he and his Labour ilk like Hulse still infest the council. They're still there neck deep in the trough pushing their soviet style high density urban planning. And they're looking to install a Len MkII, namely Phil who currently is not willing to jump out of one trough for a chance at another.
Yes, I'll believe it when I see it.