De­vel­op­ment could be a good thing

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Reimers Ave res­i­dent Mark Dar­rah isn’t wor­ried about Eden Park’s plans just yet. He’ll make up his mind when he knows the specifics. ‘‘If it’s de­vel­oped the right way it’s good.’’

The cricket ground is un­der-utilised and more use should be made of it, he says.

Night-time sports games aren’t usu­ally dis­rup­tive, Dar­rah says.

‘‘To be hon­est, the big­gest pains are the so­cial events which can go on un­til mid- night,’’ he says.

The plans shouldn’t come as a shock to neigh­bours, Bell­wood Ave res­i­dent Jose Fowler says.

‘‘I knew what I was up for when I moved in.

‘‘Mt Eden is a char­ac­ter sub­urb but it is very close to the CBD. Auck­land is get­ting busier.

‘‘I think it would be very fool­ish to think that at some point the CBD wouldn’t start to en­croach on our neigh­bour­hood.’’

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