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New Chum Beach development on hold

New Chum Beach development on hold


A subdivision application to develop land above New Chum Beach is currently on hold while further information is provided by the applicant.

The resource consent application is for the creation of one conservation, along with a boundary relocation. The application is also for a house on each of the three lots. The application, which was lodged before the Proposed District Plan (December 2013 version) was notified, so is treated as a "controlled activity," under the rules of the Operative District Plan.
Last night TV3’s Campbell Live programme featured a story on the proposed development which canbe viewed here.


Consent details
In processing the resource consent our Council is now waiting for:
1 - More detail around the ecological report and the on-going management of the covenanted area;
2 - A more detailed visual assessment particularly in relation to the visibility of the house sites from New Chum beach;
3 - A detailed landscape plan
4 - Confirmation around the roading and access issues that the application can meet the district plan standards.
“We understand the high public interest in any development at New Chum, like any other area of our pristine coastal environment,” says Mayor Glenn Leach. “We also want to investigate and work with the applicant on how we can manage the environmental impacts involved with the growing number of visitors who are coming to New Chum”.
"We'll be pushing for a natural buffer zone between the development and the beach. This would run the full length of the beach and be maintained by a covenant, potentially through the QEII Trust or TCDC," says Mayor Leach.

Meanwhile in accordance with the Resource Management Act, a decision on notification - either limited or public - has not been made yet and our staff are carefully considering all aspects of the application.

Click here to listen to an interview with landowner John Darby did with the NZ Herald about his project plans.

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