Plans by retail giant The Warehouse to develop a store in Royal Oak have been slammed by the Auckland Council.
Official documents released this week reveal consultants recommend a proposal to build the big Red Shed at 100 Pah Rd be declined.
"This development will not provide for the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of residents in the Royal Oak area," the report says.
The decision is welcome news for local board members and residents who have spoken out against the project over the past few months.
"It's heartening to see the official council report also recommends it be declined," Puketapapa Local Board member Julie Fairey says.
The proposal is now subject to a hearing chaired by independent commissioners next week who will decide whether it can proceed...Click through for the whole story, and a picture of Gerald, Maurice and I at the site.