10 Oct 2015

Wgtn fence fiasco heads to the High Court

11:05 am on 10 October 2015

The wrangle over a four-metre-high fence in the upmarket Wellington suburb of Roseneath has been taken to the High Court.

The view towards the Hutt Valley from the Wellington suburb of Roseneath.

Roseneath is known for its spectacular views. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Last week, the Environment Court ruled in favour of resident Peter Aitchison, who objected to the fence spoiling his harbour view.

It had been put up by his neighbour, David Walmsley, who has now lodged an appeal with the High Court against the Environment Court's decision.

Mr Aitchison, who has spent more than $100,000 in legal fees so far, said he would just have to go through the process.

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