Residents threaten legal action unless council wipes erosion info

Coastal flooding and erosion information on Christchurch property records will be urgently reviewed, but it is not soon enough for residents who have threatened legal action. The Christchurch City Council, at its meeting on Thursday, stopped short of immediately removing the details from Land Information Memorandum (LIM), despite pleas from residents to do so. The council instead decided to wait for chief executive Karleen Edwards to report back on the issue in two weeks. A panel of scientific experts has told the council the information should be removed because maps used to identify at risk properties could be "legally unsound" and should be put to one side until new ones are completed. Ch


Peer Review Report of the Tonkin & Taylor Ltd 2015 Coastal Hazard Assessment Stage Two Report. Presented by Tim Sintes & Darrell Latham, Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) Introduction – Tim Sintes •CCRU acknowledges that it has been a difficult year for the CCC and for all Coastal and Christchurch residents with respect to the Coastal Hazards Policy. It is a relatively new area for councils and we acknowledge that we are all finding our way, understanding the science and, how it impacts on Council policy and citizens. We accept that it has been at times contentious for us all. However, we now have clarity with the release of the final report. •The Coastal Hazards Policy and the re

Editorial: Coastal risk information should be on land reports once science is robust

Scientists rate highly in the annual surveys of the most trusted professions, not far behind stalwart teachers, pilots, health professionals and firefighters and a long way above the ignominiously ranked politicians and journalists. If the public are to believe in scientists, and science, they need to trust their work is accurate and robust. The implications of science can have major repercussions on our lives. The fallout from the Tonkin & Taylor report on Christchurch's likely coastal hazards is an example of what can happen when science is rushed, underfunded or badly communicated. In this case, conclusions from what has become a controversial document could affect thousands of city resid

Coastal hazards group 'vindicated' after panel findings

Coastal flooding and erosion information should be removed from thousands of Christchurch property records, a panel of scientific experts says. It found maps used to identify at risk properties in the city could be "legally unsound" and should be put to one side until new ones are completed. The view has been applauded by the Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) group, which now hopes the Christchurch City Council will remove the information. CCRU has been fighting to get the information taken off Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports since they were changed last year to reflect the potential risk of flooding or erosion as identified in a controversial Tonkin & Taylor report. Res

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