Christchurch City Council

Supplementary Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

An ordinary meeting of the Christchurch City Council will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Thursday 15 December 2016

Time:                                    10am

Venue:                                 Council Chambers, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Membership

Chairperson

Deputy Chairperson

Members

Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner

Councillor Vicki Buck

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Phil Clearwater

Councillor Pauline Cotter

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor David East

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Jamie Gough

Councillor Yani Johanson

Councillor Aaron Keown

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

Councillor Raf Manji

Councillor Tim Scandrett

Councillor Deon Swiggs

Councillor Sara Templeton

 

 

13 December 2016

 

 

 

Principal Advisor

Dr Karleen Edwards

Chief Executive

Tel: 941 8554

 

Christopher Turner-Bullock

Committee Advisor

941 8233

christopher.turner@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

18.     Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports...................................................................... 4

STAFF REPORTS

19.     Cranford Regeneration Plan - Outline for approval.............................................................. 5  


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18 Resolution to Include Supplementary Reports

1.       Background

1.1          Approval is sought to submit the following report to the Council meeting on 15 December 2016:

19.   Cranford Regeneration Plan - Outline for approval

1.2          The reason, in terms of section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987, why the report was not included on the main agenda is that it was not available at the time the agenda was prepared.

1.3          It is appropriate that the Council receive the report at the current meeting.

2.       Recommendation

2.1          That the report be received and considered at the Council meeting on 15 December 2016.

19.   Cranford Regeneration Plan - Outline for approval

 

 


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15 December 2016

 

 

19.    Cranford Regeneration Plan - Outline for approval

Reference:

16/1325876

Contact:

Ivan Thomson

Ivan.Thomson@ccc.govt.nz

039418813

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to seek Council approval to submit an Outline for the Cranford Regeneration Plan to Regenerate Christchurch pursuant to the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act. 

Origin of Report

1.2       The proposal to develop the Plan originated from a resolution of the Council, at its meeting on 21 June 2016, as part of its Annual Plan decisions.  The Council requested the Chief Executive to report on the possible rezoning of land on the western side of Cranford Street to residential.

2.   Significance

2.1       The decision in this report is of medium significance in relation to the Christchurch City Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy.

2.1.1   The level of significance was determined by possible social, cultural economic and cultural impacts, level of impact on Maori culture and traditions, possible costs/risks to the Council, ratepayers and wider community of carrying out the decision.

2.1.2   The community engagement and consultation outlined in this report reflect the assessment.

 

3.   Staff Recommendations

That the Council:

1.              Approves the Outline being submitted to Regenerate Christchurch for their review in accordance with the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act.

2.              Delegate authority to the Chief Executive and the Mayor to make amendments to the Outline prior to it being submitted to Regenerate Christchurch.

 

 

4.   Key Points

4.1       Council staff propose to ask the Minister to direct the Council (‘Proponent’) to prepare a Regeneration Plan under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (the Act) for the Cranford Basin. 

4.2       The Act requires that prior to preparing a Regeneration Plan, the proponent prepares a draft Outline and seeks the views of specified public agencies (‘parties’): the Canterbury Regional Council, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Regenerate Christchurch, Ōtākaro Limited and the Chief Executive of the DPMC. The draft Outline contains information on the scope of the proposed Regeneration Plan, how the Plan will meet one or more purposes of the Act, and the process for the development of the Plan.

4.3       The Council circulated the draft Outline on 28 October and received feedback on the content of the draft Outline from all the parties.  These form Attachment A.  All of the parties responded and their comments have been constructive and helpful.   While amendments were made to the final Outline as a result of this feedback, we note it was not possible to address all the matters raised in the feedback as we consider some of the issues would be better addressed in the draft Regeneration Plan, or it required a level of detail that Council as proponent did not consider was appropriate for an Outline.  These matters will have to be worked through during the preparation of the draft Cranford Regeneration Plan.  Note:  At this stage we have only received a draft response from Ngai Tahu, with a final response expected by the week’s end.  The final response may facilitate the need for further amendments to the Outline.  The draft response raises a number of matters, including their opposition to the discharge of stormwater into Horseshoe Lake, which is wahi tapu/ wahi taonga.  As noted above, we consider this and other matters will have to be worked through during the development of the draft Cranford Regeneration Plan, which provides another opportunity for engagement with the strategic partners, and the wider public.  The draft Outline is appended as Attachment B.

4.4       If the Council approves the Outline it will be submitted to Regenerate Christchurch, following any further changes as considered necessary arising from the final Ngai Tahu response (due 16 December 2016).  The Act requires that Regenerate Christchurch then review it, consider a summary of views of the parties, and make any changes it considers appropriate, including changing the Proponent.  Regenerate Christchurch can then choose to recommend, and submit the Outline, to the Minister for approval.  However, it should also be noted, Regenerate Christchurch may choose to reject the Outline, declining the ability for the proponent to prepare a Regeneration Plan, but must provide reasons to the Proponent. 

4.5       If the Minister approves the Outline he will direct the Council to prepare and engage with the community on a draft Regeneration Plan that will then go back to him to accept or reject.   If the Minister declines the Outline, he must provide reasons to Regenerate Christchurch. 

4.6       There is currently no other way in which the Christchurch City Council can propose changes to its District Plan. The Act has extended the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order until 2021 and it prevents the Council from notifying any plan changes while it is in force.

 

5.   Context/Background

Cranford Regeneration Plan

5.1       The proposal to develop the Plan originated from a resolution of the Council, at its meeting on 21 June 2016, as part of its Annual Plan decisions.  The Council requested the Chief Executive to report on the possible rezoning of land on the western side of Cranford Street to residential. Following an analysis of the options, officers concluded that the best way to address this resolution was to use a Regeneration Plan prepared under the Act.  

5.2       It is proposed to develop a Regeneration Plan for all the land within Cranford Basin.  This will likely mean placing all of the Cranford Basin within the Projected Infrastructure Boundary, however, only a portion of the land will likely be proposed for residential zoning, with the stormwater basin likely to retain is rural zoning until works have been completed and turned the area into a recreational wetland.    

Why use a Regeneration Plan rather than a Plan Change under the Resource Management Act?

5.3       There is currently no other way in which the Christchurch City Council can propose changes to its District Plan as there is a regulation barring plan changes under the Resource Management Act until 2021.  This is because the effect of the Act was to extend the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) 2014 Order until 2021.  There is nothing in the Act to prevent the Regional Council from using the RMA to change the Regional Policy Statement.

 

Process

5.4       The process for preparing a Regeneration Plan relating to Christchurch City is set out in the Act (Sections 28 – 39). It begins with preparing a draft Outline which must be approved, or declined, by the Minister before the regeneration plan can be prepared.           

5.5       The contents of the draft Outline are set out in Section 28 of the Act. Most notable is the requirement for the proponent to explain how the Plan will meet one or more purposes of the Act.  This concern has been raised by some of the parties in response to the draft Outline. The rationale for preparation of a Regeneration Plan is outlined below:

5.6       Cranford Basin is currently located outside of the Projected Infrastructure Boundary identified in the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement, but is completely encompassed by and connected to the surrounding urban land.  It is an anomalous underdeveloped pocket within the urban fabric of Christchurch.  The local community can be revitalised and improved by considering urban uses of this land.  Provision for the possible land uses and developments being investigated for the draft Cranford Regeneration Plan would be providing for the revitalisation or improvement of a Christchurch urban area as they may:

·        Convert inefficiently used, isolated and functionally obsolete former agricultural land around the fringes of parts of Cranford Basin for residential purposes in a manner that is integrated with the proposed multi-purpose stormwater facility and transport projects.  Appropriate land use zoning and its subsequent development, which is integrated with the proposed adjacent infrastructure, will result in the urban renewal and development of this area, and improve the environmental, economic, social, and cultural wellbeing of the local community;

·        Promote urban consolidation through the re-zoning of land for residential purposes in close proximity to the Papanui/Northlands District Centre/Key Activity Centre.  That proximity will enhance the function and efficiency of the centre, particularly with the opportunity for pedestrian and cycle access and support for public transport routes, which will improve the economic and social wellbeing of communities;

·        Enable comprehensive development of the relatively large existing lot sizes for residential purposes (including residential medium density), enabling better urban design outcomes, rather than ad hoc ‘infilling’ of adjacent urban areas, which will contribute positively to the urban renewal and development of the area; 

·        Provide for enhancement of existing waterways through naturalisation and the protection and enhancement of springs outside of the stormwater management area, which have been identified as taonga by Ngāi Tahu, contributing to the environmental wellbeing of communities;

·        Remove the potential for adverse effects on surrounding residential areas arising from rural based activity, which will contribute to the social and environmental well-being of the local community;

·        Enable restoration and enhancement of ecological and cultural values both on- site and off- site, and opportunities for recreation and community connections;

·        Act as a catalyst for renewal and revitalisation of older housing stock between Cranford Basin and the Papanui/Northlands KAC; and

·        Improve community wellbeing by creating housing of varying density close to community facilities and public open space.

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Draft Outline Feedback from Parties

9

b

Outline for Proposed Cranford Regeneration Plan

31

 

 

Confirmation of Statutory Compliance

Compliance with Statutory Decision-making Requirements (ss 76 - 81 Local Government Act 2002).

(a) This report contains:

(i)  sufficient information about all reasonably practicable options identified and assessed in terms of their advantages and disadvantages; and

(ii) adequate consideration of the views and preferences of affected and interested persons bearing in mind any proposed or previous community engagement.

(b) The information reflects the level of significance of the matters covered by the report, as determined in accordance with the Council's significance and engagement policy.

 

Signatories

Authors

Ivan Thomson - Team Leader City Planning

Brent Pizzey - Senior Solicitor

Approved By

Richard Osborne - Head of Planning and Strategic Transport

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

  


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