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Why anti-NIMBY move could see more 'sausage flats'

Brent Melville
Tue, 26 Oct 2021

Why anti-NIMBY move could see more 'sausage flats'
Two storey terrace builds are leading the building surge. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Tue, 26 Oct 2021
Rewriting the zoning rulebook to promote higher density housing could see more ‘sausage flats’ built across New Zealand’s big five cities, an urban designer warns.The new Housing Supply Bill, announced last week in a rare show of bipartisan solidarity by Labour and National, will let councils sign off on up to three homes of up to three storeys on most sites in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch, without a resource consent. That will allow councils and developers to sidestep the NIMBY (not in my bac...

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