EARTHWORKS CLEARED

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Earthworks in a wet­land on Sea View Road last­month did not re­quire re­source con­sent from Auck­land Coun­cil. Although in­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing, coun­cil man­ager of com­pli­ance for re­source con­sents, Steve Pearce, said the earthworks un­der­taken were not in the pro­tected Site of Eco­log­i­cal Sig­nif­i­cance on the prop­erty. The ex­tent of the works was ’’below the thresh­old’’ of re­quir­ing con­sent. Two neigh­bours com­plained to the coun­cil about the earthworks, be­cause of con­cerns the works could dam­age the wet­land sys­tem.the coun­cil in­ves­ti­gated non­com­ply­ing earthworks within the Site of Eco­log­i­cal Sig­nif­i­cance on the site in 2010, but con­sent was later granted. An abate­ment no­tice for earthworks in the pro­tected area was is­sued in 2011, Pearce said.

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