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Residents resist Eden Park development
Eden Park Plans Move Forward

Resource consent for Eden Park
Eden Park granted resource consent

Some people living close to Eden Park plan to continue to resist its redevelopment for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

One of the residents groups in the area is considering an appeal of resource consents granted for the redevelopment of the stadium.

The Eden Park Trust Board on Friday was granted the majority of its resource consent application, with approval for just one stand to come.

There are 91 conditions relating to noise and light restrictions and mitigation plans for properties that will be shaded.

Mark Donnelly of the Eden Park Neighbours Association thinks the whole process has been a shambles and he believes the council will have a tough time enforcing the conditions.

He says the application changed halfway through the hearing, and people were making submissions on different designs.

Donnelly says they will read through the conditions and then decide whether to go to the Environment Court.

On the other hand the Eden Park Residents Association says it is looking forward to the enhancement of the area the upgrade will bring.

While Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard is supporting the Eden Park bid with the waterfront option now a no-go, he also says it is far from sealed.

He says it is up to the government to go with this option, a lower cost one involving removable seats, or even North Harbour Stadium.

Hubbard says the government review is due next month and says the North Harbour option is still being looked at.

Meanwhile, the mayor of North Shore believes North Harbour Stadium is well and truly back in the running to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

North Shore mayor George Wood says he believes North Harbour has just as good a chance as Eden Park at hosting the event.

Wood says North Harbour would have a lot less restrictions on building.

He says he is still in touch with the government about making North Harbour the venue.