Alert on coastal 'creep'

Sunday 23 May 2004

Valuable reserve land in Pauanui and Tairua is increasingly being gobbled up by neighbouring property owners applying to bend the rules on their house boundary.

By The Landlord

Tairua Pauanui Community Board member Malcolm Fowler is calling for a plan change, concerned at the increasing number of property owners encroaching on reserve land as property values soar in the two coastal towns.

"It seems there are more and more resource consent applications because people are paying a lot more money for land. Nobody is avoiding the process but times are changing and there appears to be an increasing number of applications for people to extend property beyond the bounds of the current allowances," he said after this month's community board meeting.

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