PHOTO: ANDY JACKSON/STUFF – Mayor Neil Holdom wants to sell half of the golf course.

A backlash to a mayoral proposal to sell off half an inner city New Plymouth golf course for housing is brewing, with opponents slamming the idea as nonsense and calling for it to be shelved.

Fitzroy Golf Club leases its seaside land from the New Plymouth District Council and first term mayor Neil Holdom has put forward his sell-off proposal in the council’s 10 year plan.

When the lease expires in 2023 he wants half the land sold for housing with the proceeds going toward new or existing “flagship projects”.


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