Port wants to gag hill residents over noise - Hawkes Bay Today - Apr 10 2006 11:59AM - localnews

"TOP STORY: Port wants to gag hill residents over noise


Disgruntled residents on Napier's Bluff Hill are being asked to sign a document that will gag them and future residents from making noise complaints about the Port of Napier for the next 200 years.

Residents are also up in arms about a plan which requires permission from the Port to rebuild on their residential sections.

The Port Company is being notified of building consent applications for properties closest to the port and given the chance to object or impose conditions on residential development.

Conditions include banning noise complaints and barring property owners from joining the residents' group fighting the district plan provisions."

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