Subdivision in Whitford gets the nod
A subdivision near a popular local beach has been given the green light.
The Auckland Council has granted Arylies Parklands Ltd consent to subdivide around 150 acres on Whitford’s Clifton Road peninsular.
The subdivision sees the land split into 13 countryside living sections with other sites set aside for an esplanade, a 45-acre wetlands and the acclaimed Arylies Gardens. Some of the sections are close to Clifton Road beach and a Department of Conservation site.
Forest and Bird campaigned to have the consent application publicly notified as the estuary is home to birds including the endangered New Zealand dotterel.
A post on the organisation’s Facebook page attracted more than 100 comments with a majority opposing the subdivision due to its potential environmental and ecological impact.
However, the subdivision was not publicly notified as the council decided it would not have more than a minor adverse effect on the environment.
A covenant prohibiting cat ownership will be placed on the sections closest to the beach.
The last surviving free roaming peacock in Dannemora was also known as Mr Peabody.