Hearings Panel

Agenda

 

 

Notice of Meeting:

A Hearings Panel meeting will be held on:

 

Date:                                     Monday 21 January 2019

Time:                                    9.30am

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

 

 

Panel

Members

Councillor Mike Davidson

Councillor Raf Manji

Community Board Member Alexandra Davids

 

 

 

14 January 2019

 

 

 

 

 

David Corlett

Committee Advisor

941 5421

david.corlett@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

Note:  The reports contained within this agenda are for consideration and should not be construed as Council policy unless and until adopted.  If you require further information relating to any reports, please contact the person named on the report.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1.       Apologies................................................................................................................................... 4  

2.       Election of a Chairperson......................................................................................................... 4

3.       Declarations of Interest............................................................................................................ 4  

Staff Reports

4.       Draft Suburban Parking Policy - Officer report to Hearings Panel....................................... 5

5.       Volumes of Submissions......................................................................................................... 49   

6.       Hearing of Submissions......................................................................................................... 218

7.       Hearing Panel Consideration and Deliberation.................................................................. 218 

 

 

 


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1.   Apologies

At the close of the agenda no apologies had been received.

2.   Election of Chairperson

         At the start of the meeting a Chairperson will be elected.

3.   Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant and to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as an elected representative and any private or other external interest they might have.

  


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

Reference:

18/1327125

Presenter(s):

Greg Edwards, Policy Planner - Transport
Ruth Hudson, Senior Policy Planner - Transport

 

 

1.   Purpose and Origin of Report

Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is for the Hearings Panel to receive the submission on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy (the Policy) and to provide the Hearings Panel with staff analysis of the submissions.

1.2       The Hearings Panel (in accordance with its delegation) must consider the written and oral submissions received on the policy and make recommendations to the Council.

Origin of Report

1.3       In September 2016 Council sought community feedback on the issues and options for suburban parking. During the engagement, Council received 214 comments. The feedback received has been used to inform the consulted Draft Suburban Parking Policy document.

1.4       Council approved public consultation for the Draft Suburban Parking Policy on 27 September 2018.

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 the volume of residents and area of the city that would be impacted, and the possible environmental, social and financial costs.

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

 

3.   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.

 

 

4.   Background

4.1       A draft Policy has been prepared to provide clarity on the Council’s role and position on parking management in suburban areas to help promote more consistent decision making. The intention is to help guide future Council decision-making in relation to parking management in suburban areas.

4.2       Council sought the community views on the draft Policy from October to November 2018.

Suburban Parking Issues

4.3       In some suburban areas of Christchurch there is increasing demand for parking from both residents, businesses and commuters, which increases pressure on road space and produces knock-on transport impacts such as increased congestion as people drive to find a park.

4.4       These areas are generally located within walking distance from popular destinations, such as commercial centres, business parks, the university and airport.

4.5       It also includes areas that are increasing in density following the post-earthquake shift in commercial activity to the suburbs.

4.6       In September 2016 Council sought community feedback on the issues and options for suburban parking (https://ccc.govt.nz/assets/Documents/Transport/Improvements-planning/suburban-parking-discussion-document.pdf) through the draft suburban car parking policy- issues and options discussion document (2016). During the engagement, Council received 214 submissions. The feedback received has been used to inform this draft Policy.

Current Policy Framework

4.7       A parking plan for the Central City (https://www.otakaroltd.co.nz/assets/BalanceOfLand/CentralParkingPlan2015.pdf) was adopted by Council in 2015, but there is no similar parking plan or policy for suburban areas.

4.8       There was previously a Parking Strategy (http://archived.ccc.govt.nz/Council/Proceedings/2003/June/SustainableTransport/FinalisationoftheParkingStrategy.pdf) adopted in 2003, which was replaced by the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan (https://www.ccc.govt.nz/the-council/plans-strategies-policies-and-bylaws/strategies/transport-strategic-plan-2012) in 2012.

4.9       A Suburban Parking Policy will contribute to giving effect to the Christchurch Transport Strategic Plan.

Draft Suburban Parking Policy

4.10    The Draft Policy, Attachment A, provides a framework for managing the competing demands for road space and suburban parking issues (identified in the issues and options discussion document). Ten policies are proposed that seek the following outcomes:

1.         Road space is prioritised to improve safety, movement and amenity by applying a road prioritisation matrix.

2.         Parking is managed in high demand areas (85% occupancy) using a staged approach (including time limits, charging and resident scheme).

3.         Residential parking schemes are considered in high demand areas, on a case by case basis. Permits allow residents to be exempt from time limits in their areas.  Residents with no off-street parking and restricted mobility are prioritised in the allocation of permits.

4.         Honour existing resident’s only parking space permits. New resident-only on-street parking permits will only be allocated within resident parking exemption schemes.

5.         Deter private businesses from using on-street parking to store vehicles on the road.

6.         New off-street public parking is only provided by Council if certain criteria are met.

7.         Improve access for those with restricted mobility.

8.         Provide all types of parking, including motorcycle, electric vehicles, coaches and bicycles, in addition to motor vehicle parking, to encourage greater use of alternatives to the single occupant car.

9.         Adopt advances in parking management technology to improve parking outcomes.

10.       Parking is managed in narrow streets (seven metres) to enable safe access to the street.

5.   Summary of Responses

5.1       67 individual responses were received during the consultation period on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy, which occurred between October 17 and November 21 2018.

5.2       Consultation documents were made available to the public at Libraries and service centres as well as online channels via Haveyoursay and social media to elicit responses from the wider community. All submitters were invited to have their views heard by the Hearings Panel.

5.3       A more detailed social media summary is outlined in Attachment B.

5.4       Staff were available on request for Community Board briefings to provide greater context and clarity on the Draft document as well as an opportunity to ask questions. Staff presented at a Joint Community Board Meeting on 5 October and the Coastal-Burwood Community Board on 5 November.

5.5       483 key stakeholders were contacted individually making them aware of the consultation, which included details on how to make a submission. These included submitters who had previously commented on the issues and options document in 2016.

5.6       Of the submissions received, 16 were from organisations. These were:

Name of Organisation

Spokes Canterbury

Talking Transport Blog

Banks Peninsula Community Board

Avonhead Community Group Inc.

Spreydon-Cashmere Community Board

Coastal-Burwood Community Board Submissions Committee

St Albans Residents Association

Riccarton Bush Kilmarnock Residents' Association

Canterbury District Health Board

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

Airport Business Park

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood Community Board

Christchurch Citizens Collective

Centrepoint

Riccarton Residents Association

Carolines Kombi Limited

 

5.7       Questions were asked as part of the consultation process covering nine specific policies. A summary of these responses is provided in Attachment C.

5.8       A more detailed analysis of submissions by staff is outlined in Attachment D.

6.   Recommended amendments to the Draft Suburban Parking Policy

6.1       Following analysis of submissions outlined in Attachment D, the following amendments to the Draft document are recommended to be considered by the Hearings Panel:

 

Policy

Description of amendment

Recommended amendments/additions to Policy text

Policy 1

Commercial & Other areas - Broaden the scope of the third-tier priority to incorporate provision for electric vehicles and micromobility modes such as scooters.

“Bus stops/ Cycle parks/ Shared parking (bike or car share)/ Micromobility parking (e.g. scooters)/ Electric vehicle parking

Policy 1

Residential zones - Broaden the scope of the third-tier priority to incorporate provision for micromobility modes such as scooters.

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

Policy 2

Outline why time-restrictions, restricted to a section of street, are proposed as a first intervention.

“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.”

Policy 2

Define the term ‘peak times’.

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

Policy 2

Explain how parking enforcement will continue alongside any additional parking management tools.

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

Policy 5

Reference how parking enforcement will continue alongside any additional parking management tools.

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

Policy 7

Outline how mobility parks will be reviewed to ensure that they are serving their intended purpose or can be converted to alternative types of parking.

“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:

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

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

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

 

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

Policy 8

Amend the ‘Bicycle’ subheading to incorporate support for micromobility parking such as scooters.

“Bicycles/Micromobility

 

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).”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Consultation document

10

b

Attachment B - Social Media report

30

c

Attachment C - Submissions Summary

39

d

Attachment D - Officer Analysis

42

 

 

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

Greg Edwards - Policy Planner - Transport

Ruth Hudson - Senior Policy Planner Transport

Lori Rankin - Engagement Advisor

Approved By

David Griffiths - Head of Planning & Strategic Transport

Brendan Anstiss - General Manager Strategy and Transformation

 


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5.        Volumes of Submissions

Reference:

18/1344912

Presenter(s):

David Corlett, Committee and Hearings Advisor

 

 

1.   Purpose of Report

1.1       The purpose of this report is to collate, for the consideration of the Hearings Panel, the submissions received in response to the consultation on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

1.2       A volume of submissions received from submitters who have subsequently asked to be heard in person by the Hearings Panel and are scheduled to be heard at the meeting is appended as Attachment A.

1.3       A volume of submissions received from submitters who have not asked to be heard in person is appended as Attachment B.

1.4       Note, that the Local Government Act 2002 requires, as one of the principles of consultation, that “the views presented to the local authority should be received by the local authority with an open mind and should be given by the local authority, in making a decision, due consideration” (section 82(1)(e)).

 

2.   Staff Recommendations

That the Hearings Panel:

1.         Accept written submissions (including any late submissions) received on the Draft Suburban Parking Policy.

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Attachment A - Submissions to be Heard

50

b

Attachment B - Submissions not to be Heard

84

 

 

Signatories

Author

David Corlett - Committee and Hearings Advisor

Approved By

David Corlett - Committee and Hearings Advisor

 


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6.    Hearing of Submissions

 

Submitters who indicated that they wished to be heard in person will present to the Hearings Panel.  A schedule of presenters can be found at the beginning of the volume of “Heard Submissions”.

 

 

 

7.    Hearings Panel Consideration and Deliberation