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Written by Pres Release, Environmental Defence Society   
Friday, 03 September 2010

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed a decision by the Thames Coromandel District Council to downzone land at Te Karo Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula.

"Plan Change 8 changes the zoning at Te Karo Bay from Coastal Zone (Residential Policy Area) to Coastal Zone (Outside All Policy Areas). This effectively changes it from an urban to a rural zoning," said EDS Chairman Gary Taylor.

"The permitted minimum site size has now increased from 800m2 to 20ha.

"The decision to downzone the area followed approaches from the local Tairua community to the Council which listened and, to its credit, acted to reverse the permissive development rules covering the area.

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