PHOTO: DOMINICO ZAPATA/STUFF – Frankton man Brian Burne has been fending off property developers keen to build townhouses on his Massey St property.

Frankton man Brian Burne has been fending off developers with million-dollar pitches for his property.

The three-quarters of an acre (about 3000 square metres) in the central Hamilton suburb is a prime piece of land ideally suited for nine or ten homes, he guesses.

Positioned between a kindergarten and Frankton Primary – and with Swarbrick Park at its back door – it’s enough space for Burne to grow his spuds, tomatoes, grapes and humungous lemons.