Store gets consent
The controversial Bunnings store in Arch Hill was granted resource consent this week. A four-person Auckland Council hearing commission approved consent subject to conditions which will limit trading hours and goods delivery, impose noise controls and restrict vehicle movements. The planned three-level store is to be built on the corner of Great North Rd and King St. Arch Hill residents protested at the four-day hearing last month ( Auckland City Harbour News, October 11). Sue Lyons is among the 51 people who made a submission opposing the store. ‘‘I’m completely blown away. It’s almost as if they didn’t hear a word we said. I can’t believe that Auckland Council is so short-sighted.’’ She says it may be too expensive for residents to take the case to the Environment Court. Parties have 15 working days to file an appeal.