Len Borwn’s shiny new unitary plan has looked at available land for housing across Auckland, and has come to the conclusion that there is plenty for infill housing just so long as they take your schools, golf clubs and churches.
Schools, including Kings Prep in Remuera and De La Salle College in Mangere, were unlikely to be replaced by houses, said council chief planning officer Dr Roger Blakeley, but it was still a possibility.
Dr Blakeley was commenting on a stocktake of land and property in the existing urban area that pinpoints large parcels of land that could be subdivided for infill housing and apartments.
As well as schools, the stocktake has captured resthomes, churches and the Grange Golf Club in Papatoetoe.
Luxury homes on large sections in Remuera and the eastern suburbs could also be replaced with more intensive housing.
Schools and other properties have been labelled “residential vacant” (vacant land) and “residential vacant potential and infill” (land with some buildings) in a council report, with capacity for housing development.
The report, Capacity for Growth Study 2012, looks at how many new dwellings could be built in urban Auckland under the existing district and regional plans.
“Unlikely”…like I’m going to believe a council official intent on massive intensification. Len Brown can’t be trusted either, unsurprisingly his house was miraculously left out of zoning changes in the unitary plan that allows for tower block apartments.