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Written by Radio New Zealand news   
Friday, 16 March 2007

Opponents of a plan to develop housing on part of Ocean Beach in Hawke's Bay say a new proposal is better than the original concept but still has flaws.

There was a public outcry last year when Florida-based designers produced a plan to build 980 houses at the southern end of the 9km beach which is about 20 minutes from Hastings.

Hastings District Council gave the public an opportunity on Tuesday night to discuss the latest proposal which would see 286 houses built on 100ha - leaving about 90% of the land untouched.

Retired public servant Paddy Malone of the Future of Ocean Beach group says the new plan is an improvement but it still does not protect archaeological sites or areas with natural character values.

The public has until the end of March to make submissions to the council on the future of Ocean Beach. Councillors will consider submissions in early May.

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