Central Leader : December 17th 2010
6 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS 0405P- CL www.kmart.co.nz we're extending Christmas for you Open 8am - midnight Open 8am - midnight Open 8am - midnight Open 7am - midnight Open 7am - midnight Fri. 17th December Sat. 18th December Sun. 19th December Mon. 20th December Tues. 21st December Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's Punk and pop's fine st making beautiful music together KODY&BIC SUNDAY STAR TIMES MAGAZINE DECEMBER 19, 2010 RICH PASTURES On her new father-daughter drama Sofia Coppola FarmVille's landlords sure are having a field day Candid confessions of Christmas-time liar s Home untr uths SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertain ■ Mad about Malaysia - it's neve been easier to get to one of As most appealing destinations ■ Cuisine's rates the top sauvign blancs ■ Suits you - how to find the righ swimsuit this summer PLUS Annabelle White's top Christmas t ■ Kody and Bic - Punk and pop's finest are making beautiful music together ■ Home untruths - Candid confessions of Christmas-time liars ■ Rich Pastures - FarmVille's landlords are having a field day SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) Warehouse development under fire By HANNAH SPYKSMA and RHIANNON HORRELL ' Look around at this green landscape. We're going to have a monstrous red box destroying the ambience of this area. ' Puketapapa Local Board chairman Richard Barter The development of retail giant The Warehouse at 100 Pah Rd has people banding together to officially oppose it.More than 70 of those affec- ted met at Royal Oak Inter- mediate School on Tuesday evening to discuss the plan- ning proposal. It could see a cafe and four stand-alone retail shops built as well as the big red shed. Look around at this green landscape. We're going to have a monstrous red box destroying the ambience of this area,'' Puketapapa Local Board chairman Richard Bar- ter told the meeting. Plans include a carpark with more than 430 spaces, multiple entrances on Pah Rd and Mt Albert Rd and the removal of several large trees to accommodate the build- ings. Operation hours for the retail outlet and adjacent stores are set for 7am until 10pm, seven days a week. The public were notified of the proposal in mid-No- vember with submissions closing on December 3. However, concerns are being voiced about the lack of public consultation leading up to the submission dead- line. There has been negligible consultation with the local community,'' Puketapapa board member Julie Fairey says. Residents feel completely marginalised by the way in which the council and The Warehouse have taken steps to avoid listening to them.'' Only one public notice was issued for the application and a limited number of residents were given further infor- mation about it. In a summary of consul- tation by The Warehouse, written approval has been given from seven of 28 households approached. But some residents are claiming bully-boy'' tactics were used to gain their con- sent. We were approached for feasibility studies some years ago and told that if they didn't put The Warehouse here would we rather 150 houses?'' Mike Acker says. He and his wife live on Pah Rd and were at the meeting to share concerns about plans for the carpark which is in an area prone to flooding. Their worries were echoed at the meeting with most residents citing traffic issues, including increased volume and congestion as a main objection to the project. A traffic report compiled on behalf of The Warehouse says the impacts on neighbouring properties will be positive as it will require a full flush median to be installed on parts of Pah Rd. The resource consent appli- cation also covers several aspects of the proposal including potential noise, traffic and environmental impacts of development. It is likely that a hearings panel will meet early next year to decide the future of the development. Local board members are urging people in the com- munity to speak with them about writing a late sub- mission. No one from the Ware- house could be contacted for comment by deadline.
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