Hous­ing project not ‘gen­uine’

Bay of Plenty Times - - NATION -

The high-den­sity hous­ing de­vel­op­ment at Emer­ald Shores is not re­ally a low-cost hous­ing de­vel­op­ment, in my view. It feels like land­bank­ing a sec­tion of prime real es­tate for 30 years.

Res­i­dents of this pro­posed de­vel­op­ment pay a min­i­mum of $200k for a tiny home, $6000 ($115 per week) per year to Blue­haven for the lease or ground rent, and in 30 years need to move the house and are left with nowhere to live. This is not build­ing a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity or pro­vid­ing gen­uine low­cost hous­ing to peo­ple who need it.

If this de­vel­op­ment goes ahead, it will prove TCC is sus­tain­ing de­vel­op­ers and not the lo­cal com­mu­nity it has been elected to serve. Leigh Park

Pa¯ pa¯ moa

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