19 Feb 2019

Thames-Coromandel consent disappointing - climate scientist

From Morning Report, 6:10 am on 19 February 2019

A climate scientist is disappointed Thames Coromandel District Council gave a retirement home consent to build an apartment block on its site, then 18 months later slapped a flooding hazard notice on its title. The council put the notice on the Richmond Villas title in December last year The district council based its decision to grant consent for the apartments on an engineering report from 2001. Climate scientist James Renwick spoke to our reporter Kate Gudsell.