PLANTS SE­CURE GROUND

Eastern Courier - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

We lived as ten­ants in the house in Clovelly Road, Buck­lands Beach, from 2011 un­til 2016 ( Eastern Courier, Au­gust 23).

When we left, all the trees, bushes and hedges were re­moved from the gar­den, which will have had an im­pact on the sta­bil­ity of the land. Some were po­hutukawa trees. Ad­di­tion­ally, a fence was driven into the cliff edge.

A sim­i­lar fail­ure to a prop­erty be­long­ing to a neigh­bour where foun­da­tion piles were put into the cliff edge hap­pened a few years ago. There were vi­o­lent storms ev­ery year, but the land was main­tained in part by the veg­e­ta­tion and lack of cliff edge dis­tur­bance.

Ruth Wil­liams

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