Landscape reclassification bid opposed
Moves to reclassify Central Otago landscapes thought worth protecting has drawn a reaction from wind farm developers, power companies and Federated Farmers. ...More than 200 submitters have recorded their opinions on the change to the classification of landscapes, and most have sought the references to be deleted or more information given about how they will affect development or normal rural activities.
August 4, 2009
by Lynda Van Kempen
in Otago Daily Times
Moves to reclassify Central Otago landscapes thought worth protecting has drawn a reaction from wind farm developers, power companies and Federated Farmers.
As part of its district plan changes, the Central Otago District Council has identified landscapes of "high natural character values and high landscape quality" that are listed as extremely or highly sensitive to the effects of rural development, as well as others defined as having "significant" sensitivity.
The 23 proposed changes to the plan all relate to rural properties and have already taken effect. They attracted 218 submissions which are now open for further comment.
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