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New Chum withdrawal

By . Photography by Waikato Regional Council. 2015 june

The latest subdivision application at Coromandel’s iconic New Chum Beach has been withdrawn by its applicants.

Thames Coromandel District Council announced the proposed four-lot subdivision had been withdrawn earlier this month, because of a disagreement among co-owners relating to access arrangements to the beach. 187 submissions had been received with 80 submitters requesting to be heard.

Thames-Coromandel District Council has indicated it does not have the resource to purchase the land. A community group Preserve New Chum has appealed for central and local government funding to help do so.