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WIDTH OF STREETS.

AS ARCH HILL DIFFICULTY. ror 50 me time "plsTThe Arch Hill Road a ha- been wrestling with the disB °fx- :nf the Municipal Corporations »■_?* it applies to their district. The Ari ? one of its clauses sets forth that ACt localities as have streets of a '? than 40ft. allotments shall not 'Wt*ss than 50ft in frontage, in respect § their =übdivision, and that the houMfl M npon them shall not be within a | bn 7,;n distance of the street. Now in of the roads are but i£ in width,'"and a pretty large proKn of them lead into gullies and T Wind end*. The local body, thereIre Sue* that in such case 30ft is '- \dv wide for all reasonable purposes, SSM Utage is all that is necc*class of house and the means rfthe occupant, and that to order each JI every dwelling to be built a regu,«n distance from the road would in ™c ca e= mean tumbling the dwelling iSfTown such a declivity that the „™'er and his family would grow tired SrEKto the highway. In shc*t, •SLr claim that the geographical peculiarities of Arch Hill are such as very £«onaWr warrant complete exempion from these, to ordinary residential tfr-fcricts very desirable conditions, and S~tJriT end "they have been making weent appeals' to the Department of Ss But last night a reply was Ld from the Department stating that Lh unconditional exemption was a *oral impossibility under the Act, for r_reat many of their roads did not "JLg the minimum 40ft ol latitude fcpnlated for in the case of special cirSnces. If. however, the Board •would in the case of each street separately state why this proposed exemption should be allowed, further inquiries ■would he made, and their request for enumeration brought under the notice « the JEnister. The Board gloomily ' soldered over the cumbrous machinery lof State to be set in motion oyer all those streets individually, and decided to - jective the letter.

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WIDTH OF STREETS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 82, 6 April 1909

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