Reverse Sensitivity – Spraying in Rural Areas

The recent case of Avatar Glen Ltd v New Plymouth District Council is noteworthy for its consideration of issues raised by residential neighbours to the proposed specialist dementia care home relating to possible reverse sensitivity arising from horticultural spraying activities.   The Environment Court found on an interim basis that there was no valid reason […]

Special Housing Areas

SPECIAL HOUSING AREAS What are Special Housing Areas? Special Housing Areas (SHAs) are areas of land that have been approved by Order in Council as satisfying the criteria to be approved as SHAs which in turn allows the land to be developed for residential housing at a faster and more permissive way than they would […]