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Fight in store for residents

Last updated 05:00 13/12/2013

SHOCKED: Anita Aggrey and Arch Hill residents are fighting plans by retail giant Bunnings to build a three-level warehouse store in the small suburb of Arch Hill.

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The Environment Court may stage round two of the battle over the controversial Bunnings store in Arch Hill.

Residents will file an appeal to the court after resource consent was approved last month for the hardware giant's three-level store at 272-302 Great North Rd.

A spokesman for the Arch Hill Residents Incorporated Society says residents have no option but to exercise their right of appeal.

"Concerns that we put to the Independent Commissioners in the first round consent hearing remain valid and have not been addressed in the decision," he says.

Residents fear the store will overburden their streets with traffic, noise and parked cars.

The consent was approved subject to conditions which will limit trading hours and goods delivery, impose noise controls and restrict vehicle movements.

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