8 Feb 2024

Critics say Wellington's District Plan lacks ambition

From Nights, 10:18 pm on 8 February 2024

Wellington is one of the toughest places to build new homes in the country.

The capital is in the midst of writing its District Plan, a master document that will determine where housing can be built and what those houses can look like.

And the panel in charge of that Plan have been accused of conservative, regressive decision-making that will make new housing even tougher to get built.

Stuart Donovan is a senior fellow with Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and has worked in land use policy for more than 20 years.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller