Primary production and industry
Graeme Lowe Tannery, Christchurch
Successful resolution of appeal (by consent order, part way through Environment Court hearing) by Tannery to ‘reverse sensitivity’ effects of a rezoning proposal for up to 650 dwellings at east Belfast south of the existing Tannery. Aston Consultants provided expert planning evidence for Council and Environment Court hearings and advised on and drafted the terms of the negotiated settlement..
Reverse sensitivity issues centred around the potential for complaints and restrictions on the Tannery activities, principally in relation to odour, from new residents.