Frankton hearing

The Environment Court hearing about Plan Change 19: Frankton Flats resumed yesterday with talk about providing open spaces.

The section of Frankton Flats subject to the plan change was separated into large strips of ''activity areas'' identified with the letters A to E, with A along Frankton-Ladies Mile State Highway 6 and the others back to back consecutively heading inland.

The areas promote and enable different activities to occur within them.

Queenstown Central Ltd counsel Ian Gordon, of Wellington, said activity area A was integral to the open space amenity for C1 and C2 as it provides ''vitally important visual, pedestrian and cycle links'' regardless of its public or private ownership.

Judge Jane Borthwick and commissioners David Bunting and Ross Dunlop will continue the Environment Court hearing in Crowne Plaza Queenstown this week.