Butcher sees both sides of buffer case
LONG-TERM New Auckland resident and prominent Gladstonite Glenn Butcher has been there from the beginning.
After being one of the first families to buy in the area, Glenn has seen the saga unfold over the past decade.
But the former ALP candidate for Gladstone said he understood both sides of the story,
"When people first bought land in the area, they were under the impression they would always have that green zone, but that's not the case," Mr Butcher said.
"But I do feel for the council," he said.
Mr Butcher said the developers had consistently notified residents of stages of the developments, but said they had the right to build all the way up to their back fence.
"Council initially proposed a 50m buffer zone, but that has been reduced to 10m and then increased to 20m," he said.