Wooing Tree withdraws

The Wooing Tree vineyard site. Photo: Supplied
The Wooing Tree vineyard site. Photo: Supplied
A resource consent application hearing for a 41-lot subdivision at Cromwell has been withdrawn.

The application from Wooing Tree Property Development was set down to be heard by the Central Otago District Council hearings panel in Cromwell yesterday and related to subdivision consent for 25.4ha to be divided into 41 residential lots, with land use to breach minimum side yard rules, and to cancel a specified condition in a consent notice.

The site subject to the application bordered Shortcut Rd, and State Highways 6 and 8B at Cromwell and includes land classified as residential, rural and business resource area, as was land subject to notable tree and building line restrictions.

The application proposed a denser subdivision to create eight additional residential lots breaching minimum lot areas required.

It attracted 21 submissions opposing the plan.

In the report tabled before the panel, Johnston Whitney planning consultant David Whitney recommended the application be refused consent.

However, its withdrawal preempted that.

Panel chairman Neil Gillespie said he expected the application to return in some shape or form and advised people to hold on to their agendas from yesterday’s meeting.



Add a Comment

Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter