North­lake ap­peal to be heard in March

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

The En­vi­ron­ment Court ap­peal against the North­lake de­vel­op­ment’s spe­cial zone has been sched­uled for March. The ap­peal was lodged by a group of 26 neigh­bour­ing res­i­dents called ‘‘Ap­peal­ing Wanaka’’. The Up­per Clutha En­vi­ron­men­tal So­ci­ety has joined the ap­peal and Judge Jon Jack­son has sum­monsed Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil plan­ner Vicky Jones to give ev­i­dence. The North­lake spe­cial zone has po­ten­tial­for some 1600 sec­tions on 220ha near the Clutha River out­let. Ap­peal­ing Wanaka wants the plan change can­celled. Al­ter­na­tively, they want houses capped to be­tween 442 and 710 and de­vel­op­ment de­layed un­til 2019.

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