The Environment Court has overturned council commissioners’ rejection of Bunnings Ltd’s application for consent for a trade supplier warehouse on the Frankton Flats outside Queenstown.
The Environment Court has ruled against Auckland Council planners’ view that special character overlays should take precedence over sometimes-conflicting zone rules, but the council is adamant that its view should apply.
Auckland Council said yesterday it would fight appeals by landowners against 2 unitary plan decisions in favour of the council, and will also appeal on a third issue where the council lost.
Auckland Council issued a release today welcoming an Environment Court decision that the Crater Hill (Nga Kapua Kohuora) volcanic cone & the elite soils of Pukaki Peninsula – between Auckland Airport & Papatoetoe – are to remain protected from residential development & future urbanisation.
Auckland Transport was offered a solution to a suburban roading problem 3 years ago and didn’t pick it up. Instead, it was in the Environment Court last week seeking yet another extended lapse period for a designation blighting private land earmarked for over 500 apartments.
The Environment Court has rejected a late change to the proposal for a marina at Waiheke Island, saying it’s taken the application out of its jurisdiction.