It seems counter pro­duc­tive to carve off some of the land and fast-track it with­out public in­put

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‘‘They are ev­ery­thing us.’’

Fletcher Build­ing chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer for hous­ing Steve Evans says homes should be de­liv­ered through 2016 and 2017.

‘‘Auck­land is crit­i­cally short of hous­ing and by us­ing the SHA process, we are able to de­liver this first tranche of homes as quickly as pos­si­ble.’’

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To meet the SHA re­quire­ments ap­prox­i­mately 10 per cent of the homes will be af­ford­able hous­ing.

Those homes will be priced be­tween $460,000 and $500,000.

Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Board chair­woman Julie Fairey, says the af­ford­able hous­ing com­po­nent is linked to the me­dian Auck­land house price.

‘‘As a re­sult, it is ac­tu­ally quite a high price.

‘‘Af­ford­able hous­ing in Herne Bay is rather dif­fer­ent to af­ford­able hous­ing in Wes­ley just down the road here, so in prac­ti­cal­ity it isn’t that af­ford­able.’’

Fairey says the board is also con­cerned that the SHA could set a prece­dent for the the rest of the devel­op­ment.

‘‘It will most def­i­nitely limit the public in­put.

‘‘We have pri­vate plan changes, we have land swaps dis­cus­sions go­ing on – it seems counter pro­duc­tive to carve off some of the land and fast track it with­out public in­put.’’

Un­easy view: Puke­ta­papa Lo­cal Board chair­woman Julie Fairey has con­cerns over the newly ap­proved SHA.

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