Two visions for Long Bay

Sunday 27 June 2004

One of Auckland's best-known beaches is facing the prospect of buildings across the hills around it.

By The Landlord

Apartment blocks - up to five storeys high - are among 1700 dwellings planned for the backdrop to Long Bay Regional Park and marine reserve on the North Shore.

The city council has put out a revised structure plan saying how it thinks the land should be developed.

It balanced the landowners' right to develop with the need for controls to protect the natural environment, said city strategic development manager Lesley Jenkins.

"Long Bay will be different from development elsewhere on the North Shore."

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