Council tones down plans
by Bernard Orsman, NZ Herald
Small-scale apartment buildings may be more restricted than previously thought.
The Auckland Council is toning down controversial plans for small-scale apartment buildings in half of suburban Auckland.
Councillors will tomorrow consider a new proposal to place small-scale apartments close to town centres and major transport routes and preserve suburbs for single and terraced housing.
Plans in the council’s planning rulebook – the draft Unitary Plan – for apartments in suburban streets caused alarm and the creation of a “grassroots” organisation, Auckland 2040, to oppose the measures.
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