Aucklanders Rebel Against Growth Strategy

Local opposition to poorly designed apartments threatens the "compact city" growth strategy for Auckland region.

If the city is to grow without sprawling, housing must intensify say regional planners. But previously development has been uncoordinated with a "light-handed planning regime" and locals are up in arms against apartments invading their leafy suburbs. "The increasingly concerned and incresaingly loud voice of community groups may leave them no choice whatsoever [to introduce an element of compulsion in urban design controls]".

Thanks to Joanna Smith

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