Neighbours appeal food truck decision

Neighbours have appealed the Queenstown Lakes District Council's decision to grant consent for a food truck garden in Wanaka. Image: Supplied
Neighbours have appealed the Queenstown Lakes District Council's decision to grant consent for a food truck garden in Wanaka. Image: Supplied
A group of neighbours to a consented food truck garden in Wanaka have appealed the decision made by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

In December, commissioners Bob Nixon and Tony Hill granted consent to the Teat Family Trust for the establishment of a food truck village and retail activity on Brownston St in Wanaka.

The consent allowed for no more than 10 food trucks on the site and strict noise conditions were also imposed.

Several neighbours have appealed the decision in its entirety.

John, Dinah and Jason Smith, as trustees of the JWA and DV Smith Trust, John and Vicki Arbuckle filed a joint appeal at the end of January.

In their notice of appeal, they reasoned the commissioners had insufficient evidence before them to assess the effects of the application and grant consent, and had given insufficient weight to the potential effects on neighbours.

They believed the proposed specification and height of the fencing on the site boundary would mitigate visual and noise effects, while the hours of operation and cooking odours would negatively affect them.

''The proposal will result in adverse effects on the neighbours that cannot be avoided, remedied or sufficiently mitigated,'' the notice said.

Concerns about the potential for further development on the site were also raised.

They appellants sought the decision of the council be overturned and the application be declined.

sean.nugent@odt.co.nz

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