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Land Grab !! Significant Natural Areas - WCC Draft Plan

Lim from Northland

Dear Neighbours,

We have just received a letter from WCC saying that a significant part of our land is going to be designated as Significant Natural Areas (SNA).

To put it as not so fine a point, SNA is more akin to a blatant land grab whereby your private land is being treated almost like Council reserve land. Anything more than minor maintenance of your land eg. trimming *will* require a resource consent. Essentially SNA strips away many of your rights as property and land owners.

We are all in for natural conversation but this is a a very heavy handed approach more like what happens to other overseas authoritarian regimes where land grab is a given. What annoys us the most is when there were property development in the neighbourhood and the developers were cutting down *ALL* the trees on road reserve, we wrote to WCC and they decided to turn a blind eye. And now WCC is talking about SNA. What an unprincipled and a hypocritcal proposal.

You can read more about SNA on WCC site here:
planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

and the map of Significant Natural Areas in Wellington:
wcc.maps.arcgis.com...


A commentary by Barbara Mckenzie on Scoop, she had started a petition for WCC to abandon its SNA policy:

www.scoop.co.nz...

www.change.org...

Submission to WCC can be made here ( due 14 December 2021):

EMAIL: planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

ONLINE: planningforgrowth.wellington.govt.nz...

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