New housing rules warning - ‘We don’t want Hamilton as a dump’
The political hot potato of providing for greater housing intensification in Hamilton has heated up even further – with a councillor warning the city could look like “a dump” if they get it wrong.
A city council district plan committee hui this week signed off on Plan Change 12 (PC12) despite a range of reservations from councillors keenly aware of the potential of ratepayers being unhappy about three storey townhouses allowed over their fence in an election year.
The change opens the path for new Government housing intensification laws. But it aims to manage change in a way that takes account of local sensitivities and issues, including the need to protect the Waikato River.