Zoning decision out

The long-awaited decision on Frankton Flats zoning - known as plan change 19 - was released on Tuesday.

However, most of the affected parties were still poring over the 300-page document yesterday.

Queenstown Lakes District Council policy and planning general manager Phil Pannett confirmed the Environment Court had released the decision.

He told the Otago Daily Times he had not had time to brief the councillors on its outcomes because of the length of the interim decision document.

''It has set the scene for where industry will go, where showroom and other types of activities will go,'' Mr Pannett said.

The purpose of the plan change was to provide for comprehensive rezoning of the land known as the Frankton Flats, which includes the site for the proposed Mitre 10 Mega and Pak 'n Save, to enable activities including educational, residential, visitor accommodation, commercial, industrial and business activities.

Remarkables Park Ltd director Alastair Porter said he had received the decision, but given its complexity, he needed time to understand it before commenting in the media.

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