Public meeting re housing development

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Public Meeting – 10am on Saturday 27th August, Newtown Hall, 71 Daniell Street, to discuss Mary Potter Hospice’s building proposal.

See here to have a look at the plans. They will also be on display at the meeting.

Mary Potter Hospice are planning to build two large apartment blocks within the hospice complex on the corner of Mein and Owen Streets.  This has come as a shock to the Owen Street residents whose properties are on the hospice boundary, particularly as this small site has been designated a special housing area and therefore doesn’t need to comply with the usual rules, including height restrictions.

The residents have enlisted the help of local MP Annette King and Southern Ward Councillor Paul Eagle, who have called a public meeting to discuss the proposal. See the meeting notice here.

This issue has also been reported in the Dominion Post – follow the link for more.

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