Whole site has reached its max­i­mum

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De­vel­op­ment of this scale would make liv­ing near Eden Park like liv­ing in the CBD, Eden Park Neigh­bours As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Mark Don­nelly says.

‘‘It’s an in­cred­i­bly ag­gres­sive grab for ac­tiv­i­ties by Eden Park.

‘‘What we’re say­ing is that the whole site and its uses have reached the max­i­mum the area can cope with.

‘‘We’ve all come into the area based on what­ever the tra­di­tion was when we came in. I came in 20 years ago en­joy­ing the af­ter­noon games. I strug­gle with the night games and the im­pacts of not be­ing able to have people over.

‘‘Then there are people who have come in the last five years, who know the size of it, know the night events and they ac­cept that po­si­tion. But they still love the num­ber two field.

New re­tail could ‘‘kill’’ town cen­tres like Kings­land and Mt Eden, he says.

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