Apartment plans draw huge number of submissions

A proposed apartment block has attracted more than twice as many submissions as North Shore City Council’s annual plan. There were 469 on time and 30 late resource consent submissions about developer Aptus Projects’ plans to build an apartment block in a Birkenhead heritage zone. Only 203 people made submissions to this year’s council annual […]

Protected pohutukawa cut down

A protected pohutukawa has been cut down to make room for a controversial, as yet unconsented, Birkenhead development. Non-notified consent to remove the early mature pohutukawa on Maritime Dr was granted to developer Richard Beca in August. He cleared it on September 11 to make room for a driveway into high density apartments he wants […]

Birkenhead library gets green light

The Environment Court has given the go-ahead for a new Birkenhead library on Nell Fisher Reserve but it is not expected to open until late 2009. Abraham Holdings, which owns the Rawene Chambers building, opposite the reserve, lodged the Environment Court appeal. The appeal challenged an independent commissioners’ decision to approve the rezoning of reserve […]