The Herald reports:
Thousands of homes across Auckland have been stripped of heritage protection, according to new maps presented to councillors at a confidential briefing on Friday.
Entire suburbs, including Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Takapuna, Milford and Belmont, have virtually no heritage protection, leaving them open for demolition.
Yes,you could wake up next and find entire suburbs have been demolished!
We must protect home owners from themselves!
All that has happened is that the Auckland Council is now looking at only protecting homes with actual heritage value, as opposed to protecting every pre-1944 home in Auckland.
This is a good thing. Blanket rules are stupid.