An owner is struggling to prevent a bus stop from being constructed in front of his front door, but now the bus stop is planned for the man's entrance.
The resident of Karaka, Auckland, complained to Auckland Transport (AT) about the problem, but AT spokesman Mark Hannan said the bus stop was planned by the developer of the area.
"In that process, somewhere in the line, they have lost sight of the planned and approved network, and then they have been surprised by the construction of the approved infrastructure," Hannan told the NZ Herald.
A homeowner is struggling to prevent a bus stop from being built outside his front door, but now the bus stop is planned for the man's driveway (pictured)
AT agreed to approve the street design of the Karaka subdivision before the houses were built, according to the NZ Herald.
The owner of the house, who declined to be named, said he read a report last week on similar cases in which two new houses had a shelter for the bus that clogged the properties.
The Karaka resident, who bought the $ 1.15 million house last year, only discovered three months ago that similar plans were made to build a bus stop near his property.
In addition to writing to AT, he also contacted the local board, the developers, Mayor Phil Goff and even members of Parliament.
AT ruled out the home owner's suggestion to move the bus stop 200 meters away, saying it would go against the planned spacing of the bus stops.
This led to the current situation, where AT agreed to move it to the man's access road, where the end of the bus stop would pass through the entrance.
Similar cases have been cited in New Zealand, such as this bus stop located directly in front of a house in Hobonsville (pictured)
Although Hannan said it was perfectly normal to encounter such situations in Auckland, the owner of Karaka remains dissatisfied.
"It is absurd for someone to say that having a public bus stop blocking their entrance is normal," he told NZ Herald.
"I understand that the bus stop was part of the consent of the resources of a neighboring development, not of the developers of my house, so it is unfair that this has affected me."