FOM recently made a submission for the Private Plan Change 28 due 8th Dec, click here to view our submission.
This is our position regarding the planned Bayview Maitahi Development in the Kaka Valley.
Friends of the Maitai’s primary concern is for a clean clear flowing Maitai River.
Our role is to keep a critical eye on all activities in the catchment, and to ensure all outcomes on the health of the river are positive.
We believe the change of zoning to allow the proposed Maitahi development to proceed must be notified, given the level of public interest. We call on the Nelson City Council to ensure that the public have an opportunity for input.
Regarding the proposed Maitahi development, we are concerned at the lack of information on a range of issues. We therefore call for detailed impact reports that the development would have on:
· traffic and roading infrastructure
· the recreational amenity of the Maitai Valley, the river and on Dennes Hole in particular
· the ability of local schools to cope with roll growth and other social impacts.
Should the development proceed we need assurance that the health of the river would not be compromised in any way from sediment, nutrients or storm water run off during the construction process and beyond.
While the developers have talked of eco-housing, there is no detail on their understanding of this. For example would there be solar power, water-collection tanks, a range of housing options, shared green/garden areas, use of vehicles.
We encourage people who feel strongly about the proposed development to follow the Save the Maitai Kaka Valley Facebook page, where they keep those interested up to date with their events and activities.
We encourage all Friends of the Maitai to become involved in our activities that include plant care, water monitoring, liaising with the forestry sector and with the Nelson City Council. Follow Friends of the Maitai on Facebook to be kept informed.