Northlake appeal to be heard in March
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.