20 May 2013
Council staff are currently reviewing the feedback received from public consultation on the proposed rezoning of 100 hectares for industrial purposes in North West Christchurch. There was a large response with more than 1,200 submissions received, which have raised a number of issues and concerns including traffic, noise, loss of amenity and other potential effects.
A report will shortly be made available that summarises the issues raised and how the Council will address the issues going forward. In parallel with this, Council staff are preparing reports assessing the potential effects of rezoning the land in question and identifying options to minimise these effects. This information will then inform recommendations to the Council on the proposed rezoning and the preparation of a plan change.
Consultation has now closed
Public meeting (Completed)
When: was held onTuesday 12 March 2013
Read the FAQS emanating from this meeting.
Drop-in sessions 26 and 27 February - review
There was a good attendance at the drop-in sessions held on 26 and 27 February, with people keen to find out more information about the proposed rezoning of land to business and the process going forward.
During the course of the drop-in sessions, there were some common issues raised by a number of people and to assist you, Council has prepared this Frequently Asked Questions. Should there be other questions you have that are not addressed in this document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christchurch City Council has given approval for staff to begin work on proposed changes to the zoning of an area on the north western edge of the city (refer to map 1) as an outcome of a review of the area. The changes proposed are:
The review of the north west area of Christchurch considered the long-term role of the area and land use activities that should be provided for in the area. This review arose from the decisions on Proposed Change 1 (PC1) to the Regional Policy Statement (PC1 identifies rural areas for housing and business growth around the edge of the city) that concluded that it was not appropriate to leave the area in solely rural use over the long-term.
A 2012 report, that brings together the work undertaken for the review and was informed by public consultation on the North West Review Area (NWRA), was adopted by the Council at its meeting on 25 October 2012. To view the report click here.
* Before land can be developed for business use, it must first be rezoned in the Christchurch City Plan (also known as the District Plan) from a Rural to a Business zoning. Land can be rezoned through a plan change, which is a statutory process for amending the City Plan.
What is happening now?
Christchurch City Council is seeking your views on the proposed rezoning of three areas, comprising 100 ha, to business in the north-west of Christchurch. This is the first stage in the process and we want to hear from you, with your thoughts and ideas on the proposed plan change and how you consider we can address these at the next stage, when a plan change is prepared.
Copies of a leaflet that explains the current stage and proposal and includes a feedback form at the end can be downloaded here or a hard copy can be picked up or requested from the Fendalton, Papanui or Upper Riccarton service centres/libraries, the mobile library or Graham Condon Pool in Papanui.
How you can have your say
The Council wants to know your views on the proposed rezoning of these areas, before preparing a plan change.
The following questions may assist as you think about your feedback:
- What issues do you think the plan change needs to address? For example, traffic effects on the surrounding road network
- Do you have any thoughts on how these issues should be addressed?
- How should the area look and feel if it is developed for business uses?
- What scale of development (height and size of buildings) do you consider to be appropriate for the area?
- What distance should buildings be from the road and from boundaries with the surrounding area?
- Where should access to the proposed business area be provided?
- What level of open space and/or landscaping would you expect in the area?
- Are there natural features or buildings that should be retained in the area?
Your feedback is needed by 5pm 28 March 2013.
You can provide feedback on the proposed rezoning of three areas to business, in a number of ways:
● On the internet
You can enter your feedback using the online form provided on the Council website at
Alternatively you can click here to download a feedback form and return it by email, mail or in person at the Council offices, 53 Hereford Street.
● By email
Please make sure your full name and address is included.
● By mail
(no stamp required) to:
Christchurch City Council
Strategy and Planning
NW Business Plan Change
PO Box 73012
- Public drop-in sessions (completed)
The drop-in sessions were held on 26 and 27 February 2013 at the Russley Golf Course and Function Centre, 428 Memorial Avenue Burnside.
Digital copies of information display boards used at the drop-in sessions are available to view below:
What changes are being proposed and why
Background to the proposed Plan Change
Constraints on development in the area
Detailed map of Area 3
Detailed maps of Areas 1 and 2
Diagram showing the process that the proposed plan change will follow
Public meeting (presentation starts at 6pm)
When: Tuesday 12 March 2013 from 5.30pm–7.30pm
Where: St Mark's Presbyterian Church Auditorium, 150 Withells Road, Avonhead
The purpose of the public meeting is to present information on what is proposed and the process going forward. The presentation will start at 6pm followed by questions and answers.
If you are unable to attend the information sessions, or you want more information, you can meet on an individual basis with Council staff or send written comments by email or letter.
For further information:
• visit www.ccc.govt.nz/northwestchchreviewarea
• email email@example.com
• phone Mark Stevenson on 941 8999
Your feedback is needed by 5pm 28 March 2013.