Hutt’s infill housing dilemma

  • Real estate agent John Ross reckons the Hutt City Council’s move towards infill housing and apartments is wide of the mark.

The council is surveying residents on a range of changes to its District Plan that would radically alter its housing rules.

Apartments and terraced houses in ten areas near transport links, shopping, parks and schools could dramatically change what the city looks like.

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Real estate agent John Ross supports building apartments in suburban shopping centres, but believes the best way to get more houses in Lower Hutt is still through large greenfield developments.