Coromandel next planning battleground


We reported last time on the disappointing decisions on the review of the Thames Coromandel district plan. How qualified commissioners can make decisions so clearly unlawful (and how the council can ratify them) is beyond understanding.

EDS has filed a comprehensive appeal in this case. It underlines how important an independent Environment Court is, a body able to sit above local politics and available to rehear key issues. We have assembled a great team to fight our appeal led by EDS lawyer Madeleine Wright and Barrister Bianca Tree, and mediation is scheduled for September.

Supporters who wish to help fund our efforts to protect the Coromandel coast can make targeted donations here.

Published August 2016

Last updated at 3:24PM on August 18, 2016