Watch: Auckland Unitary Plan debate
Sally Hughes (Character Coalition): The Unitary Plan will do nothing to ease the city's affordable housing issues if the market is left to cherry pick expensive locations for high priced housing in the character suburbs. It will merely enable the unnecessary destruction of a finite historical resource. Leroy Beckett (Generation Zero): Auckland finally has a plan for housing that will meet demand. The Unitary Plan isn't designed to give anyone everything they want, it's the result of years of public submissions and expert testimony The time for political grandstanding is over, the council need to get on with it and pass the plan.