• Construction of a controversial $1.2 billion Auckland housing development will go ahead following more than five years of opposition.

Up to 1500 dwellings will be built at the former Three Kings Quarry between the suburbs of Mt Roskill and Royal Oak, after a compromise was reached between developer Fletcher Living and resident groups.

Community consultation on the $1.2 billion redevelopment began in 2008.

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Three Kings Quarry is the second largest brown field site in Auckland.