Application for subdivision at New Chum Beach to be publicly notified. 17 December 2014 An application to subdivide land at New Chum Beach (Wainuiototo Bay Whangapoua) will go out for public notification on Friday 16 January 2015. The application was submitted to Council in October 2014. During this time our Planning Team requested further information from the applicant, which has delayed processing the application. This information has now been provided by the applicant. While we had hoped to publicly notify pre-Christmas, with Council offices closing over Christmas and people away over summer holidays, we feel it is more appropriate to notify the application in January when we have a full quota of staff to deal with submissions coming in," says Council Planning Manager Michael Jones. The applicant has agreed to the notification of their application in January and the notification period will run for 20 working days, so will close on Friday 13 February. The new application for development at New Chum has been made by Ross and Deidre Mear and is for the exact same piece of land on which a previous application was lodged in January 2014 by Coastal Land Trust Holdings. The application by Coastal Land Trust Holdings, which is a separate identity, is currently on hold due to further information being sought from the applicant. It has been made aware that a new application has been lodged. The latest application is for a four lot subdivision, all 15 hectares in size, together with a fifth "beach conservation lot," 1.2hectares in size. The beach lot is proposed as a conservation area allowing for public access along the beach. To find out more about proposed development at New Chum Beach go to the website page on New Chum here.