Council not appealing court ruling

Despite concerns an Environment Court decision allowing a house to be built on a flood-prone section at Karitane could set a legal precedent, the Otago Regional Council has not appealed the decision.

The regional council failed in its appeal to the Environment Court to stop the Holt family building a pole house 3.7m above sea level in Stornoway St, and councillors wanted the matter taken further.

At a policy and planning meeting last week, it was confirmed the council had not appealed the decision to the High Court.

The Environment Court directed the Holts to consult with the council over conditions and deeds.

The council had received and was reviewing the information, a report to the committee said.


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