Like many other people, I am sure, I was very concerned to read your front page article Fight for heritage homes (Central Leader, July 30).
The proposal by Auckland City Council that would mean pre-1940s houses could be demolished without consent should not come into effect.
Buildings like Alberton House and many others with similar, and in certain cases more important historical features, have to be protected to preserve and maintain their unique character and prevent even more of New Zealand’s historic icons being taken away forever.
All historic societies need to get as much support as possible to exert pressure on Auckland City Council to do a serious rethink on this very important issue. KEN BRADDON Blockhouse Bay