So our population is on the never ending roller coaster of growth but how much should the Shore grow before it will lose it's uniqueness, it's current beauty and just become a mass of people on top of each other?
Of course the beaches will remain, and that ever stunning vista of Rangitoto as you weave down the edge of the Shore but with another 1,000 apartments planned in Albany as reported by Stuff and continuous growth in new areas such as Millwater and across Silverdale when is it enough?
Who knows just how many new houses have been built in Long Bay over the last 5 years? And all those properties being bought up, neighbours persuaded to sell and 2-3 original house plots becoming 10-20 triple storey apartment blocks with little or no gardens and difficult road access?
Look at the development around Hobsonville - for someone who hadn't been there for a few years they would be totally lost and it is hard to even determine where the original one main road remains!
Has there been a lot of development in your area and what are your thoughts on the continuous filling in of every spare metre...
So let us know what you think - just how much housing is too much housing?
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