Plans for more than 200 new homes for a West Auckland suburb have been met with concerns about traffic, a loss of green space and the impact on local schools, Stuff reports. CPM 2019 Limited applied to the Ministry for the Environment to fast track its application through the Covid-19 Recovery (fast-track consenting) Act. The application was to build 246 homes, a cafe, a commercial centre, and “communal open space areas”, at the Nolas Orchard site on West Coast Rd, in Glen Eden. It was approved and accepted by Environment Minister David Parker. But residents of Glen Eden – as well at the Waitākere Ranges Local Board – have opposed the application, citing the site and the 246 units look like a row of prison cells.