Hearings Panel

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Monday 21 January 2019

Time:                                    9.30am

Venue:                                 Committee Room 2, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Members

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Raf Manji

Community Board Member Alexandra Davids

 

 

15 January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

David Corlett

Committee Advisor

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David.Corlett@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

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Hearings Panel

21 January 2019

 

  

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

 

There were no apologies.

 

2.   Election of Chairperson

 

Committee Resolved BLHP/2019/00001

It was decided that Councillor Raf Manji be appointed Chairperson of the Draft Suburban Parking Policy Hearings Panel .

Councillor Davidson/Community Board Member Davids                                                                            Carried

 

3.   Declarations of Interest

Community Board Member Alexandra Davids declared an interest in item six - Hearing of Submissions. Noting that Karl Varley of the Avonhead Community Group who is presenting their submission both sit on the Graham Dingle Trust, the Chair ruled that there was no direct conflict of interest.

8.   Staff Report on Draft Suburban Parking Policy

 

Greg Edwards Policy Planner Transport, and Ruth Hudson Senior Policy Planner Transport were called to the table and gave a brief presentation on their report and responded to questions from the Hearings Panel.

 

6.   Hearing of Submissions

The Hearings Panel received verbal submissions from:

·         Banks Peninsula Community Board, Pam Richardson

·         Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board, Karolin Potter

·         Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board, Mike Mora

·         Spokes Canterbury, Dirk De Lu

·         Darren Fidler

The meeting adjourned at 10:46 am and resumed at 11.02am.

·         Greg Hughey - did not attend

·         Avonhead Community Group, Karl Varley

·         Riccarton Bush Kilmarnock Resident’s Association, Bob Broughton

 

7.   Hearings Panel Consideration and Deliberation

The Hearings Panel considered the Draft Policy and invited Council officers back to the table to answer questions raised through verbal submissions. The Hearings Panel asked Council Officers to provide further information and adjourned the meeting to allow time for this.

The meeting adjourned at 12.10am and resumed at 2.04pm.

The Hearings Panel resumed and received further advice from staff and then considered and deliberated on the proposal and made the recommendation to the Council set out in item 4 below.

 

5.   Volumes of Submissions

 

The volume of submissions were considered in conjunction with the staff report noted below.

 

4.   Draft Suburban Parking Policy - Officer report to Hearings Panel

 

Staff Recommendations

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Receive the submissions on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

2.         Note the staff analysis of the submissions.

3.         Recommends that Council approve any proposed amendments to the Draft Suburban Parking Policy following consideration of the submissions by the Hearings Panel.

4.         Recommend that Council delegate authority to Staff to make any grammatical and spelling amendments to the Draft Policy that are identified as the Draft Policy is updated.

 

Committee Resolved BLHP/2019/00002

Hearings Decision

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Receive the submissions on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

2.         Note the staff analysis of the submissions.

3.         Note that the Community Board Delegations remain unchanged in this policy.

4.         Recommends that Council adopts the Suburban Parking Policy subject to the following amendments as a result of the consultation and hearings process.

a.              Amend the definition of highest parking occupancy from 85% to 75% throughout the policy.

b.             Amend Policy 1 by deleting Table 1 and replacing it as follows:

 

Commercial Areas

Residential Areas

Other Areas (such as Industrial)

1st priority

Safety

Safety

Safety

2nd priority *

Movement and Amenity

Movement and Amenity

Movement and Amenity

3rd priority

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

Mobility parking

4th priority

Bus stops/ Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

Bus stops

Bus stops/ Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

5th priority

Taxi Ranks (special passenger vehicle stands)

Residents Parking

Short Stay Parking

6th priority

Loading Zones

Cycle parks/Bike corrals Shared parking (bike, share  or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)

Residents Parking

7th priority

Short Stay Parking

 Short Stay Parking

Commuter Parking

8th priority

Residents Parking

Commuter Parking

 

9th priority

Commuter Parking

 

 

 

c.              Amend Policy 2 as follows:

                                                     I.              In the introductory paragraph and immediately after the words “...the Council response.” add the following words”

Parking enforcement operates in many of our suburban areas. This will continue alongside any additional parking management tools that are introduced.

                                                   II.              In the first text box under the heading ”Residential zones” add the following words immediately after “… issued under this approach.”

The purpose of introducing time-restrictions to a section of street are to determine if limited restrictions are effective in addressing parking issues before other interventions are introduced.

                                                 III.              Delete the words ‘approximately 25%’ and replace with ‘approximately 25-50%

                                                IV.               Add the following footer after the table.

Peak times’ is defined as occurring at the peak occupancy period following an AM and PM parking survey.

d.             Amend Policy 5 by adding the following paragraph immediately after the first paragraph.

Parking enforcement operates in many of our suburban areas. This will continue alongside any additional parking management tools that are introduced.

e.             Amend Policy 7 by adding the following paragraph after bullet point 5.

Mobility parks will also be reviewed to ensure that they are being utilised or can be converted to alternative types of parking. The following actions will be used:

a.                  Mobility park permits will be reviewed annually to ensure that parks are located where there is demand.

b.                  Parking enforcement will ensure that valid permits are displayed.

c.                   Occupancy surveys will be conducted to assess their utilisation.

This will not supersede the mobility park requirements outlined in the District Plan.

f.               Amend Policy 8 as follows:

                                                     I.              Replace the second subheading “Bicycles” with the new subheading “Bicycles/Micromobility”.

                                                   II.              Delete the text under the existing heading “Bicycles” and replace with the following:

Encouraging greater use of these modes is facilitated through the priority given in the kerbside priority matrix (Policy 1). In areas of high demand Council encourages the introduction of on-street corrals. These must be implemented in line with the Structures on Roads policy2 and Traffic and Parking 2017 Bylaw. A Corral is an on-street parking facility that can usually accommodate more parks than a typical facility on the footpath. Corrals usually occupy an area equivalent to one car parking space. Implementation of corrals will be designed in line with the Christchurch Cycle Design Guidelines (2013).

g.              Amend Policy 9 by deleting the first bullet point and replacing it as follows:

·         continue to review and explore parking enforcement and pricing technologies.

h.             Authorise staff to make any typographical or changes to correct minor errors or omissions as the case may be.

Councillor Manji/Councillor Davidson                                                                                                                 Carried

 

  

   

Meeting concluded at 2.11pm.