People who want no change to their neighbourhood. If they had any understanding of history those who went before them in their suburb gave up looking out their window and the enjoyment of cows chewing their cud in the paddock next to them. Change is inevitable. We just must densify rather than spread across the paddocks where our food currently is grown. Or building on natural wetland areas where our water is soaked up. I often despair when I read people’s criticism of planning processes.
If ever there was a ridiculous subdivision it was that proposed at Waimakariri recently. The supposed “green’ areas were for a polo ground FFS.
I thought this cartoon summarised everything well: