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Other Coastlines - Long Bay
Written by Liz Willis - North Shore Times   
Wednesday, 25 July 2007

It's difficult to reconcile Long Bay developer Landco's claims its plans would have similar environmental effects given the extra earthworks and loss of streams involved, says North Shore City Council.

That is a key part of the council's defence case outlined in the Environment Court last week.

The council says about five million cubic metres of earthworks would be needed under Landco's plans compared with two million cubic metres under the council's structure plan.

This week Landco presents its appeal case to the court and its 26 witnesses get cross examined.

And 57 percent of the streams, 8.9km from 15.4km, in the area would be lost compared with 14 percent, 2.3km, under the council plan, says the council.

Significant archaeological sites would also be buried under the Landco proposal within land earmarked for development. Only a small representative sample would be saved, the council alleges.

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