Te Hapori o Ōhinehou rāua ko te Ahu Pātiki

Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Submissions Committee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                     Wednesday 7 September 2016

Time:                                    1pm

Venue:                                 Lyttelton Community Boardroom,
25 Canterbury Street, Lyttelton

 

 

Members

Denis Aldridge

Ann  Jolliffe

Paula Smith

Adrian Te Patu

Andrew Turner

Christine Wilson

 

 

1 September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Beaven

Community Board Advisor

941 5602

liz.beaven@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
www.ccc.govt.nz/Council/meetingminutes/agendas/index

 


Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Submissions Committee

07 September 2016

 

Part A        Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B         Reports for Information

Part C         Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

 

1.       Election of Chairperson

 

Community Board Resolved LMSC/2016/00012

It was resolved on the motion of Paula Smith, seconded by Andrew Turner that Christine Wilson be appointed Chairperson of this meeting of the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Submissions Committee.

Paula Smith/Andrew Turner                                                                                                                                   Carried

2.   Apologies

Part C

 

Community Board Resolved LMSC/2016/00013

It was resolved on the motion of Paula Smith, seconded by Ann Jolliffe that the apologies from Adrian Te Patu and Denis Aldridge be accepted.

Paula Smith/Ann Jolliffe                                                                                                                                           Carried

 

3.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

Andrew Turner declared an interest in Item 6 – Submission on Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 and  took no part in the discussion and voting on this item.

4.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Community Board Resolved LMSC/2016/00014

Community Board Decision

That the minutes of the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board Submissions Committee meeting held on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 be confirmed.

Paula Smith/Ann Jolliffe                                                                                                                                           Carried

 

5.   Submission on Christchurch City Council Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy – Issues and Options Discussion Document

 

At this meeting, the Submissions Committee formulated a submission on behalf of the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board on the Christchurch City Council Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy – Issues and Options Discussion Document. The submission is attached.

 

Community Board Resolved LMSC/2016/00015

That the Committee:

1.       Resolve that the Committee’s draft submission on the Christchurch City Council Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy – Issues and Options Discussion Document be circulated to the Committee for comment prior to submission.

 

2.       Resolve that the Committee’s final submission be approved and submitted by the Committee Chairperson.

Christine Wilson/Paula Smith                                                                                                                                 Carried

 

6.   Submission on Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015

 

At this meeting, the Submissions Committee formulated a submission on behalf of the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015. The submission is attached.

 

Community Board Resolved LMSC/2016/00016

That the Committee:

1.       Resolve that the Committee’s draft submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015 be circulated to the Committee for comment prior to submission.

 

2.       Resolve that the Committee’s final submission be approved and submitted by the Committee Chairperson.

Christine Wilson/Paula Smith                                                                                                                                 Carried

Andrew Turner declared an interest in this item and withdrew from the discussion and voting thereon.

 

    

Meeting concluded at 1.39pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS ________ DAY OF ____________________ 2016.

 

CHRISTINE WILSON

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON

TO:

Attn: Lori Rankin

Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy

Public Information and Participation Unit

Christchurch City Council

PO Box 73013

Christchurch 8154

Email: Lori.Rankin@ccc.govt.nz

 

SUBMISSION ON:

Christchurch City Council Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy Issues and Options Discussion Document

 

SUBMISSION BY:

Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board

 

ADDRESS:

 

 

 

 

Lyttelton Service Centre

PO Box 73027

CHRISTCHURCH 8154

Email: Amy.Hart@ccc.govt.nz

DATE:

15 September 2016

 

 

Te Hapori o Ohinehou Raua ko Te ahu Patiki/Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Board appreciates the opportunity to make a submission on the Christchurch City Council Draft Suburban Car Parking Policy Issues and Options Discussion Document.

 

The Board's statutory role is, “to represent, and act as an advocate for, the interests of its community” (Local Government Act 2002, section 52). The Board provides this submission in its capacity as a representative of the communities around Lyttelton Harbour and Port Levy. 

 

 

General Comment

The Board commends the Council for early engagement with this Discussion Document, which will inform development of the policy on suburban parking and the upcoming review of the Council’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw.

 

One of the actions of the Lyttelton Master Plan (refer pages 54-55 in link below) is to investigate parking in the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert area to inform development of a Parking Management Strategy. A staff memorandum regarding progress with this action as of December 2014 is attached.

https://www.ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/The-Council/Plans-Strategies-Policies-Bylaws/Plans/suburban-plans/LytteltonMasterPlan.pdf

 

The Board generally supports consistency in suburban car parking policies across the district, and supports options within these policies to enable tailored responses to parking issues in specific areas.

 

The Board would like to highlight specific suburban car parking issues in the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert area, where parking is a scarce resource due to historical small section sizes and the constraints of the hills and harbour.

 

Resident Car Parking in Lyttelton during Lyttelton Farmers Market

There is very high demand for parking in Lyttelton on Saturdays during the Farmers Market, which makes it difficult for residents in adjacent areas to find parking near their homes.

 

 

Resident Car Parking on London Street, Lyttelton

London Street, Lyttelton is a suburban commercial centre with residential housing on the second level of buildings. Residents on London Street often have difficulty finding parking as there is high demand for parking for businesses.

 

If residents on London Street were issued with resident parking permits, resident car parks could not be on London Street between Oxford and Canterbury Streets as this section is closed each Saturday for the Farmers Market and is used for London Street businesses during the rest of the week.

 

On-Street Car Parking for Residents with No Off-Street Parking

Some residential housing in the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert area have no off-street car parking due to steep hilly terrain and small section sizes. It can be difficult for residents with no off-street parking to find on-street parking due to high demand for parking and the extremely narrow carriageway of the historic streets.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Wilson

Deputy Chairperson, Te Hapori o Ōhinehou Raua ko Ahu Pātiki/Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Board


 

 

To:        Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board

From:  Janine Sowerby (Senior Planner)

CC:       Liz Beaven (Community Board Advisor)

             Carolyn Ingles (Urban Design and Regeneration Unit Manager)

Date:   3 December 2014

Re:       Action M5: Parking investigations of the Lyttelton Master Plan

Background

1.               At the Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board meeting on Wednesday, 19 November 2014, staff were asked when the Parking Management Strategy anticipated by Action M5: Parking investigations of the Lyttelton Master Plan (LMP) will be actioned.

 

2.               Having discussed the matter with relevant staff from Strategy and Planning, the Transport and City Streets Unit and the Inspections & Enforcement Unit, the situation in relation to each aspect of Action M5 is outlined below.

 

Action (M5)

  1. Action (M5) reads as follows:

This action seeks to inform the development of a Parking Management Strategy and a review of on-site car parking requirements in the Proposed Banks Peninsula District Plan in order to support development, but reduce the impact of any on-street parking shortfalls by identifying opportunities to maximise on-street parking by provision and time management in the town centre and surrounding streets, and through encouraging travel demand measures and site-specific travel plans. This should include:

·         A review of the adequacy of existing public transport, active travel facilities and parking enforcement.

·         A review of on-site parking requirements, to provide suitable levels of on-site parking, to inform the amendments to the District Plan anticipated by Action (B1).

·         Investigation into the need for a multi-storey parking building in the township and, if required, possible sites and how the preferred site can be secured in the meantime.

·         A move to support any reduction in on-site parking requirements with active travel facilities, travel demand measures and site-specific travel plans.

·         Investigation into parking which serves the other harbour settlements (especially in proximity to the Diamond Harbour ferry terminal).

 

4.       ECan has reviewed the bus routes in consultation with the community, resulting in the retention of the Lyttelton to Eastgate link (Route 535) enabling local access to services in Ferrymead. A review of active travel facilities has not yet been funded. Given the extent of damage, parking restrictions in Lyttelton have not been extensively reviewed nor too actively enforced since the earthquakes, although related signage has been subject to maintenance. Further inspections and any necessary adjustments will continue in response to recent complaints regarding abuse of parking restrictions (including by a shipping container), parking on Saturdays and possible transitional on-street parking needs.

 

5.       The timeframe for preparation of the DPR has required a more rapid and high level analysis than that anticipated at the time the LMP was prepared. The resulting reduction in on-site car parking requirements in Lyttelton has received a number of submissions in support. Further detail on the rationale for the new provisions is in the Section 32 report for the Transport Chapter, which is downloadable online from proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz or which can be made available on request.

 

6.       The investigation of a need for a multi-storey parking building has not been done. Based on observations of the current level of parking provision and use, at this stage the need for a parking building does not appear compelling. 

 

7.       Cycle parking and urban design requirements aimed at improving the pedestrian environment, and travel demand measures such as integrated transport assessment (ITA) requirements for high traffic-generating activities, are included in the District Plan Review. It is anticipated that site-specific travel plans could follow as resource consent conditions where necessary.

 

8.       The location of the ferry terminal and associated parking are currently being considered, and will be addressed, via the Lyttelton Port Recovery Plan.

 

Summary

  1. In light of the above, there is not considered to be the same need at this point in time for the Parking Management Strategy as it was originally envisaged. Staff will continue to monitor and respond to any parking-related complaints as possible in the meantime.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Janine Sowerby

Senior Planner (currently seconded from)

Urban Regeneration Team

Urban Design and Regeneration Unit


 

TO:

Freedom Camping Bylaw Consultation

Christchurch City Council

PO Box 73017

Christchurch 8154

Email: Megan.Pearce@ccc.govt.nz

 

SUBMISSION ON:

Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015

 

SUBMISSION BY:

Lyttelton/Mt Herbert Community Board

 

ADDRESS:

 

 

 

 

Lyttelton Service Centre

PO Box 73027

CHRISTCHURCH 8154

Email: Amy.Hart@ccc.govt.nz

DATE:

15 September 2016

 

 

Te Hapori o Ohinehou Raua ko Te ahu Patiki/Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Board appreciates the opportunity to make a submission on the Christchurch City Council Proposed Amendments to the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2015.

 

The Board's statutory role is, “to represent, and act as an advocate for, the interests of its community” (Local Government Act 2002, section 52). The Board provides this submission in its capacity as a representative of the communities around Lyttelton Harbour including Port Levy. 

 

 

Proposed Clause 6.1 – Prohibited Areas states that a person must not freedom camp in any local authority area in the district in any tent, temporary structure, or in any vehicle that is not a certified self-contained vehicle. The Board supports proposed Clause 6.1 as an interim measure to address overuse of some public facilities in the district.

 

However the Board opposes proposed Clause 6.1 as a permanent measure. Freedom camping in the district, including Banks Peninsula, attracts many visitors from New Zealand and overseas who wish to experience the cultural and natural landscapes of the area as a main destination and as the primary gateway to the South Island. Permitting freedom camping only in self-contained vehicles may harm the district’s key role and status as a destination of choice for visitors.

 

The Board supports the Council investigating options for permanent solutions to address overuse of public facilities while permitting freedom camping in tents, temporary structures and non-self-contained vehicles in specific areas in the district. For example, specific areas could permit bookable freedom camping so that maximum occupancy of facilities would not be surpassed.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Christine Wilson

Deputy Chairperson, Te Hapori o Ōhinehou Raua ko Ahu Pātiki/Lyttelton Mt Herbert Community Board