Just had a call from the chairman of the Manurewa/Papakura local board. Their was a meeting this afternoon, with him, his deputy and the 2 highest officials in the resource consents area in Auckland, the Resource Consents Manager and the Southern Area Resource Consents Manager.
AND THEY HAVE AGREED TO REMOVE THE PROBLEM CLAUSE FROM MY RESOURCE CONSENT! WAHOO! (Again).
I am just waiting for confirmation of this in writing from the Southern Area Resource Consents Manager. I am supposed to get an email this afternoon, but it will probably be next week.
So this is a huge part of the battle won! It’s not the whole thing won, because Auckland Transport still want their lease(s). But that is a secondary battle to have. I firstly needed to get the clause removed from the resource consent and then the second thing is to argue about the necessity of a lease and the terms of such.
And of course I’ll be fighting for terms that suit me. Which will basically be unlimited use, at no cost, in perpetuity! So I’ll keep everyone updated about that.
Edit: I know have the decision in writing from the Southern Area Resource Consents Manager. It’s quite good in that he is instructing staff to remove that problematic clause but he goes on to say the leases are still required etc. So, as stated above, that is part 2 and I’ll be responding to that next week !