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					                                                                         Akaroa Harbour Basin Settlements Study
                                    AMENDING THE ISSUES - RESPONSES TO PUBLIC FEEDBACK - June 2008
In October 2007 a discussion document 'Identifying the Issues' was released for public consultation. This document provides a summary of the feedback received. It also
sets out responses to the feedback from Council staff and provides an amended set of issues as a final 'Statement of Issues'. Later in the Study process, a set of options will
be identified to address these issues.
Guide to using/interpreting this spreadsheet
This spreadsheet document is composed of a number of individual worksheets. Each one can be accessed by clicking on the coloured tabs at the bottom of the screen. The colour of the tab
corresponds to the type of worksheet as explained below. The tabs don't all fit on the screen at once, and you will need to navigate to the missing tabs by clicking on the right and left arrows to
the bottom left of this screen.

Light blue tabs: Feedback worksheets. These summarise the feedback received, provide a staff response and indicate whether the issues have been amended as a result. The feedback
has been categorised according to the chapters of the discussion document and is listed under teh following tables:
Natural environment (NAT):         includes issues relating to: climate change, coastal environment, landscape character, ecological and freshwater resources, slope stability and
                                   contaminated sites
Social environment (SOC):          includes issues relating to: historic and cultural heritage, community structure, community facilities and services, recreation and open space
Physical environment (PHY):        includes issues relating to: transport and roading, wastewater, water supply, stormwater, solid waste and technology/electricity supply
Economic environment (ECN):        includes issues relating to: the harbour basin economy, business activity, housing affordability and tourism
Subdivision and land use (SLU):    includes issues relating to: current urban zoning, subdivision patterns and real estate demand
Urban change (UC):                 includes issues relating to: capacity for urban growth and preferred settlements patterns, including rural-residential demand and self-sufficient settlement
                                   patterns
Other comments (other):            all other comments, not directly related to any of the issues above
The tables are divided into several columns as explained below:
'REF' column.                      All submitters have been notified of their individual identifying number and may find their feedback by looking for their number under this column.
 'Cross ref from', 'Cross ref to'    Where a submission has been made in relation to a particular chapter of the discussion document (e.g. Natural Environment) but is also relevant to
columns.                             another set of issues (e.g. Urban Change), it will be listed on both worksheets. Columns identify whether the feedback has been copied from another
                                     chapter ('cross ref from'), or whether it has been copied forward to another heading ('cross ref to').
 'Feedback seeks: summary of         All the feedback received during consultation has been individually summarised.
submission' column.
 'Response' column.                  This column outlines the response to the feedback from Council staff. This may include comments regarding:
                                     (i) whether the feedback is within the scope of the settlements study
                                     (ii) whether the issue raised by the submitter has already been identified in the 'Identifying the Issues' discussion document and whether an amendment to
                                     (iii) issues is necessary
                                     the whether any technical studies or Council work programmes have already been (or are planned to be) undertaken/implemented in relation to the issue
                                     (iv) whether the issue has been referred to another area of the Council for consideration
'Amendments to Issues' column.       This column either provides a reference to an amended issue (refer worksheet 'Final Statement of Issues') or states that no amendment has been
                                     considered necessary.

Darker blue tab: Issues from Discussion Document Worksheet. This worksheet lists all the issues that were identified in the original 'Identifying the Issues' document

Purple tab: Final Statement of Issues Worksheet. This worksheet lists all the issues, as amended by the feedback received. Each issue is listed by number.
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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Amendment
REF                            Topic         Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                   Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Issues
                                                                                                                                       The pressures on water and wastewater systems are identified in the discussion document. Options to address
                                                                                                                                       these issues will be covered later in the Study and via a subsequent Implementation Plan. There is also a study No amendment
  1f               PHY     Water resources Consider (on-site) rainwater collection systems to alleviate water supply issues.
                                                                                                                                       underway by the Council's Asset & Network Planning Unit to address water and wastewater issues in Akaroa          necessary
                                                                                                                                       township, which will specifically be looking at some of the options mentioned.

                                           An in-depth investigation of groundwater supplies is necessary to determine if new (or      Very little is known about groundwater resources in the harbour basin. An assessment of the groundwater
  2f               PHY     Water resources increased) groundwater abstractions to supply water to growing populations in Akaroa        resource has been identified as an information requirement in the Discussion Document, should groundwater               14
                                           will affect rural springs.                                                                  be identified as a viable source of domestic water supply in the future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
  3f                                         Agrees with issues.                                                                       No amendment necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary.

                               Slopes /                                                                                                Information has been gathered on areas prone to instability and this will form part of the sieve mapping process   No amendment
         SLU                                 Address slope stability issues via more substantial retaining walls and planting.
                              vegetation                                                                                               to identify constraints and areas requiring greater mitigation if developed.                                         necessary.

                                                                                                                                      The impact of stock polluting waterways and causing slope instability in rural areas has not been considered in
                                             Fence stock away from waterways and in areas of slope instability, especially near water                                                                                                                     No amendment
                                                                                                                                      any detail due to the urban/settlement focus of the study. Slope stability hazard areas and waterway setbacks
                                             intake areas.                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                                                                                                                      have been factored into the sieve mapping exercise.
                               Slopes /
                             waterways /                                                                                         The report that the submitter refers to was a Protected Natural Areas Programme Survey (Department of
                              ecological                                                                                         Conservation). This report identified Recommended Areas for Protection (RAPs) that were originally
  4f                                         Acknowledgement of a botanical survey carried out by Hugh Wilson on Banks Peninsula                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                                                                                                                 incorporated into the Proposed District Plan but were subsequently removed on appeal and are now restricted
                                             as a potential source of information for defining ecological issues.                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                                                                                                                 to assessment matters only. Two of these areas have been identified in the Issues document as overlapping
                                                                                                                                 the settlement study areas and have been factored into constraints mapping.

                                                                                                                                  Information has recently been on coastal erosion around the harbour basin. This includes the identification of
                                             Acknowledgement that sea walls have been damaged in the past (due to coastal erosion areas that are susceptible to erosion due to wave action, the presence and state of any erosion mitigation works
         PHY                    Coast                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4
                                             processes).                                                                          and whether coastal erosion issues are associated with poorly designed or constructed walls. The sieve
                                                                                                                                  mapping exercise will also take into account areas where further coastal erosion is possible.

                                             Extension of long distance walkways, for example Old Le Bons Bay Road, Akaroa-            The specific walkways identified by the submitter are outside the settlement study area, however the need for a
  5f                          Walkways                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27
                                             Cabstand-Lighthouse Bay and other paper roads.                                            greater range of walkway opportunities (ie length) is noted.
                                                                                                                                       There are currently few restrictions on building or roof colours in the harbour basin. The Proposed Banks
                                                                                                                                       Peninsula District Plan does, however, provide design guidelines for the Takamatua and Robinsons Bay
                                             Insist on building colours that are complementary with the surrounding environment (no
                                                                                                                                       Comprehensive Development Areas which includes recommendations for roof pitches, claddings and colours,                 7
                                             orange roofs).
                             landscape /                                                                                               as well as landscaping. Similar guidelines are in place for the Akaroa Historic Area as well as rural-residential
                              ecological                                                                                               developments outside of the harbour basin.
                                                                                                                                       The identification, protection and enhancement of ecologically sensitive areas, including wildlife linkages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                             Stronger encouragement of native plantings throughout the harbour basin area.             corridors has been identified as an issue in the discussion document. Adverse effects on amenity values and
  6f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary.
                                                                                                                                       landscape character are noted as flow-on effects arising from this issue.

                                                                                                                                  Issues associated with the management of reserves and open space are noted in the Discussion Document
                                                                                                                                  under community facilities (Social Environment Chapter). Because reserves are frequently used and are freely
                                             Takamatua Bay Reserve is underdeveloped and needs attention by the Council. A picnic
         SOC                  Reserves                                                                                            accessible to both residents and visitors (compared to other community facilities such as community halls),                  25
                                             area here would enhance.
                                                                                                                                  further emphasis on reserve management issues will be necessary. The submitter's comments on this specific
                                                                                                                                  reserve have been forwarded to parks and recreation staff.




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REF                            Topic         Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to Issues
                                                                                                                                          Identified coastal landscape protection areas and the impacts of coastal erosion and inundation have been          No amendment
                                             No further subdivision on coastlines.
                                                                                                                                          incorporated into the sieve mapping exercise.                                                                        necessary
                   SLU
                                             Acknowledgement that further subdivision in the harbour basin will change the inner          Sieve mapping will help to identify those areas where further subdivision is likely to have less of an impact on   No amendment
                                             harbour identity.                                                                            the natural character or 'identity' of the harbour basin.                                                            necessary
                               Coastal
                                                                                                                                          Residential development on hillslopes and other areas where land stability is an issue can be difficult to service
                          development / soil
                                             Develop land in the valleys, rather than on hills, as valleys are more stable and require    and the costs associated with stabilising slopes can be considerable. Hilltops are sometimes more stable than
                              stability /                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15, 16
                                             considerably less earthworks.                                                                active gullies. A slope stability study is currently underway and areas with slope instability issues will be mapped
                              walkways
                                                                                                                                          and taken into account in the sieve mapping exercise.
                                                                                                                                          Access to the coast in general has been noted as an issue in the Discussion Document. Also noted is a lack of
                                             Provide better access and better-maintained walkways to the coast. Provide walkways                                                                                                                               No amendment
                                                                                                                                          walkways connecting the settlements, making it difficult to promote walking as a mode of transport between
                                             between settlements off the State Highway.                                                                                                                                                                          necessary.
                                                                                                                                          settlement study areas.
                                             Ensure new subdivisions require very few lights. Lights should have a downward spill, if     Light pollution is not currently specifically addressed in the discussion document but has been incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     7
                                             required at all.                                                                             within the Statement of Issues.
                                                                                                                                          Ridgelines and areas with identified (and significant) landscape value form part of sieve mapping processes to     No amendment
                                             1. That any development avoid ridgelines and instead be located in flatter valleys.
                                                                                                                                          identify constraints to long-term urban consolidation.                                                               necessary.

  7f                      Settlement pattern
         SLU                                 2. Mitigation of Ngaio Point subdivision by leaving areas in native bush.                    The land between Ngaio Pt and Robinsons Bay is rural zone and is not currently able to be developed.
                                / growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7
                                             3. Ensure subdivisions allow room for screening by native planting - ie larger subdivision The minimum subdivision size of Small Settlement Zones is 1000sqm, which allows ample space for planting.
                                             sizes.                                                                                     However, Residential Zones enable closer subdivision and therefore would have a greater need for reserves.

                                                                                                                                          Sieve mapping studies currently underway will incorporate identification of significant landscape constraints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
                                             Manage urban change to ensure: (a) no loss of landscape values;                              such as Coastal Natural Character Landscapes and significant ridgelines. These are also addressed in the
          UC                Urban sprawl                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                                                                                                                          Natural Environment Chapter. Light pollution is not currently addressed in the discussion document but has
                                             (b) no visual impacts eg light pollution, houses on ridgelines                               been incorporated within the Statement of Issues.                                                                       7

                                                                                                                                          The issues could be amended to include reference to this matter. It is also noted that the implementation plan
                                                                                                                                          for the Council's Visitor Strategy includes an Interpretation project to address signage around the district. A
                            Campervans,    Better signage for walkways to encourage their use.                                                                                                                                                                    27
                                                                                                                                          work programme to improve the quality of the Akaroa Village Walks and Country Rambles has recently been
       SOC, PHY            roading network
                                                                                                                                          approved by the Community Board. This will include improving signage on a number of walking tracks.
                             and parking
                                           Viewpoints preserved and well sign-posted. There is no signage below Ngaio Grove
                                                                                                                                          The issues have been amended to include reference to this matter.                                                       25
                                           where people pull over to take photographs.
                                                                                                                                        The discussion document (under Natural Environment) notes a lack of walkways connecting the settlements,
         SOC                                 Maintenance of public conservation reserves and walkways.                                  making it difficult to promote walking as a mode of transport between settlement study areas. This has been               27
                                                                                                                                        expanded to incorporate maintenance-type issues.
                                             The recognition of short duration loop walking tracks as a high priority issue. The Akaroa The need for short duration loop walkways is noted and supported in the Discussion Document. The Akaroa
  8f                          Walkways       Heritage Park Trust maintains walking tracks throughout the Park, but only one paper       Heritage Park is outside the settlements study area, although Long Bay Road and the Purple Peak stock route               27
                                             road (Woodhills Track) allows off-road access to the park.                                 pass through the settlement study boundaries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
  9f                                         Agrees with issues.                                                                          No amendment necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary.

                                             That the Council recognises the value of extending covenanted areas, particularly those The need to identify, protect and enhance ecologically sensitive areas has been noted in the Discussion
                            covenants and                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
                                             near existing conservation areas (eg Misty Peaks). Would like to see neighbouring       Document. The Christchurch and Banks Peninsula Biodiversity Strategy will assist in promoting the protection
                               reserves                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary.
                                             properties covenanting their land for conservation purposes.                            and conservation of biodiversity on private land.
 10f
                                             That the Council access private as well as official rainfall records to assist long-term Variability of rainfall may affect future water supplies, as well as Council's ability to plan for and predict the
                            Stream flows /                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No amendment
         PHY                                 planning. Acknowledgement that the variation in rainfall across the inner harbour can be impact of flood and storm events. The submitter's details and knowledge of rainfall and flood events were
                               flooding                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary.
                                             significant.                                                                             passed on to the consultant who undertook research as part of an historical flooding study for this project.




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REF                            Topic          Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                       Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to Issues
                                              That street lighting is kept subtle and to a minimum (ie do not use orange lights and Light pollution is not currently addressed in the discussion document but has been incorporated within the
                            street lighting                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7
                                              maintain a downward spill).                                                           Statement of Issues.
                                                                                                                                    Ridgelines and areas with identified (and significant) landscape value form part of sieve mapping processes as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
                                              That any development avoid ridgelines                                                 constraints to long-term urban consolidation. The issues identified in the discussion document address
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    necessary
                                                                                                                                    important ridgelines and other important landscape features.
                                                                                                                                    The Akaroa Hill Slope Zone on the hills around Akaroa has a minimum subdivision size of 5000sqm. There
                                              Raise minimum subdivision size on sloping residential land from 400sqm to between 600
                                                                                                                                    may be scope for any future area plans to incorporate lower density subdivision on hillsides around other
                                              and 1000sqm to reduce urban density and allow space for planting.
                                                                                                                                    settlements if such development is considered appropriate.
         SLU                  landscape                                                                                                     The section sizes in the urban zones of the Akaroa Harbour Basin generally allow for significant planting, which
 11f
                                                                                                                                            enables screening of dwellings. Control over house colours is usually only used in New Zealand where there is              7
                                                                                                                                            potential for very significant amenity effects on visually sensitive environments. This situation would need to be
                                              Require house colours to be in a subdued palette to avoid adverse effects on visual
                                                                                                                                            proven by way of professional studies. The recent Boffa Miskell landscape study may help to inform future
                                              amenity.
                                                                                                                                            district plan changes in relation to significant landscapes. However, it is noted that the scope of the Settlements
                                                                                                                                            Study is purely the settlement areas and their immediate hinterland, much of which is excluded from the Boffa
                                                                                                                                            Miskell study.

                                                                                                                                            The Natural Environment chapter identifies that there are few walkways between settlements, which limits
                                              Walkway connections between Duvauchelle, Robinsons Bay, Takamatua and Akaroa,
         PHY                  walkways                                                                                                      walking as a viable mode of travel for residents and visitors. An interpretation project as part of the Council's          27
                                              together with improved signage for all walkways.
                                                                                                                                            adopted Visitor Strategy is addressing signage issues.
                                                                                                                                            The discussion document identifies issues; options to address issues will be canvassed broadly in
                                                                                                                                            the next phase of the study and via the Implementation Plan. However, the Council's Network and
                                              That rainwater storage tanks should be mandatory for all new buildings or for any                                                                                                                      No amendment
 15f               PHY     Water resources                                                                                                  Asset Planning Unit is also currently undertaking issues and options studies for water supply in
                                              substantial alterations to existing homes.                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                            Akaroa. This work is considering the potential for rain water storage facilities, including retrofitting
                                                                                                                                            and within new subdivisions.
                              discussion      Correct bridge numbering (SH 75, not 72) under 'water resources' sub-section of the                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 16f                                                                                                                                        The discussion document will not be reprinted but the error is acknowledged.
                            document error    Discussion Document.                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary.

                                                                                                                                            The discussion document identifies issues; options to address issues will be canvassed broadly in
                                           More thought should be given to making it compulsory to have rainwater storage as a              the next phase of the study and via the Implementation Plan. However, the Council's Network and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No amendment
 17f               PHY     Water resources back-up for gardens, car washing and toilets etc. This needs to be part of the building          Asset Planning Unit is also currently undertaking issues and options studies for water supply in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                           consent when building new or extending existing dwellings.                                       Akaroa. This work is considering the potential for rain water storage facilities, including retrofitting
                                                                                                                                            and within new subdivisions.
                                              Consideration of land stability issues in settlement planning, for example the hill portion   Information on areas prone to instability has recently been gathered and will form part of the sieve mapping          No amendment
         SLU                slope stability
                                              of the French Farm settlement area.                                                           process to identify constraints and areas requiring greater mitigation if developed.                                    necessary.
 18f
                                                                                                                                            Once a final Issues document has been produced, options for addressing issues will then be developed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
                               general        The development of solutions as well as identifying issues in the discussion document.        together with criteria for assessment. Further consultation will occur before any preferred options being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    necessary.
                                                                                                                                            adopted.
                                                                                                                                            Climate change issues, which include rising sea levels, have been noted in the discussion document. Findings
                                              Acknowledgement that global warming and rising sea levels could have a catastrophic                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                            climate change                                                                                                  from a recently commissioned coastal erosion and inundation study, which looks at the impact of sea-level rise,
                                              effect on the environment.                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary.
                                                                                                                                            have been factored in the sieve mapping process.

                                                                                                                                            It is unclear for what purpose the submitter would like paper roads developed. In any instance there would need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
                             paper roads      That the opportunity be taken to address and develop paper roads.                             to be a clear public benefit from making paper roads more accessible to foot and/or vehicle traffic. A Peninsula-
 19f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary.
                                                                                                                                            wide approach may be required when looking at the issue of access to and the appropriate use of paper roads.

                                                                                                                                            The Christchurch City Council is undertaking initiatives to get a broad picture of stormwater issues in the
                                            Future planning must take climate change and the occurrence of sudden storms into
                           climate change /                                                                                                 Akaroa Harbour Basin. A study of historic flood events in the harbour basin has shed some light on flooding
                   PHY                      account, especially as existing stormwater infrastructure is inadequate (eg small pipe                                                                                                                                     56
                              stormwater                                                                                                    caused by inadequate stormwater drainage. This information will help the Council prioritise future stormwater
                                            between two larger ones).
                                                                                                                                            investigations.




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REF                             Topic          Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                       Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to Issues
                                                                                                                                             Information has recently been on coastal erosion around the harbour basin. This includes the identification of
                                               Acknowledgment that there is a need to protect coastal structures and property from           areas that are susceptible to erosion due to wave action, the presence and state of any erosion mitigation works No amendment
                                               damage due to coastal processes and storm events.                                             and whether coastal erosion issues are associated with poorly designed or constructed walls. The sieve             necessary.
 21f                       hazards / coastal                                                                                                 mapping exercise will also take into account areas where further coastal erosion is possible.

                                                                                                                                        A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning
                                               Recognition that increasing populations will overload harbour structures such as wharves
                                                                                                                                        for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities. In addition, the Statement              30
                                               and boat ramps.
                                                                                                                                        of Issues has been amended to acknowledge this issue.
                                                                                                                                             Peninsula Project's report on potential new walkway routes identifies that further investigation of walkway routes
                                                                                                                                             in the French Farm / Tikao Bay headland and Wainui area warrants further investigation. Issues regarding           No amendment
                                               Development of a walkway around the coast from French Farm to Tikao Bay.
                                                                                                                                             pedestrian walkway linkages between settlements, other than the State Highway, have been noted in the                necessary
 22f                          walkways                                                                                                       discussion document.
                                                                                                                                             Broughs Bay / Petit Carenage and the Petit Carenage Recreation Reserve are outside the Settlement Study
                                               Gorse clearing and picnic areas in Broughs Bay / Petit Carenage.                              Area, however the implications of the submitter's comments on wider reserve management and coastal access               25
                                                                                                                                             issues are noted and have been passed onto Greenspace staff.
                                                                                                                                             Areas that are prone to instability and erosion (eg hill slopes) can be expensive and difficult to develop,
                                               New subdivisions should have conditions that require landscaping and planting to
                                                                                                                                             particularly as the effects of climate change will result in more frequent and severe storm events (and hence      No amendment
                                               mitigate land instability and erosion, the occurrence of which is likely to increase due to
                                                                                                                                             more erosion) in the future. Sieve mapping will take into account slope instability as a constraint to further       necessary
                                               climate change.
                                                                                                                                             development.
 24f               PHY         general
                                                                                                                                             A Banks Peninsula by-law requires new dwellings in restricted rural water supply areas (which includes most of
                                                                                                                                             the Wainui, Duvauchelle and Takamatua study areas) to have on-site water tanks with a minimum of 1800 litres No amendment
                                               All new residential subdivisions should be required to have on-site water storage.
                                                                                                                                             (1.8m3) capacity. Whether this capacity is 'ample' may warrant further investigation. For any new subdivision, necessary.
                                                                                                                                             the consent applicant must prove to the Council that a sufficient supply of potable water is available.

                                                                                                                                         The need to protect the visual character of the harbour basin is noted in the discussion document. Sieve
                                               Acknowledgement that the Council's foremost obligation is to protect the visual character                                                                                                                         No amendment
                              landscape                                                                                                  mapping will help to identify areas where development is less appropriate in terms of its impact on significant
                                               of the harbour basin from ugly and unsympathetic development.                                                                                                                                                       necessary.
                                                                                                                                         landscapes.
 26f
                                                                                                                                             Commercial forestry is a landscape issue for rural land, whilst this study is focused on the urban settlements of
                             commercial
                                               Limitations / restrictions on commercial forestry are used to prevent the adverse visual      the harbour basin. The Proposed District Plan includes provisions dealing with the impact of structures,            No amendment
                               forestry /
                                               impacts of exotic forests on the landscape, particularly when forests are harvested.          development and activities (including forestry) on landscape character and amenity values in the rural zone.          necessary.
                              landscape
                                                                                                                                             These provisions are currently under appeal through the Environment Court.

                                                                                                                                             The Settlement Study Areas include some pockets of rural land with higher potential and versatility for cropping
                                               That farming and rural land use is considered in this study. Subdivision should not be
 27f               SLU        rural land                                                                                                     and arable use. Given its relative scarcity, this land will be mapped as one level of constraint in the sieve            89
                                               allowed on the best farming land.
                                                                                                                                             mapping process. This has also been incorporated into an issue on 'self-sufficient settlement patterns'.

                                                                                                                                             The scope of this study is limited to the Settlement Study Areas and the rural landscape issues have recently
                                                                                                                                             been debated through Environment Court processes. However, this comment is noted for any future strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
 29f               SLU       subdivision       Smaller lot subdivision in rural areas where the landscape can accommodate it.                planning studies applying to the rural area. In addition, any future amendments to the Regional Policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                             Statement and the District Plan in relation to objectives/policies governing urban change would apply across the
                                                                                                                                             entire harbour basin and not just to the areas of this Study.

                                                                                                                                             A Banks Peninsula by-law requires new dwellings in restricted rural water supply areas (which includes most of
                                               Recognition that more Council water storage is needed in Wainui if more subdivision
                                                                                                                                             the Wainui, Duvauchelle and Takamatua study areas) to have on-site water tanks with a minimum of 1800 litres No amendment
 33f               PHY      water storage      occurs there. Consents for new dwellings should require ample water storage and
                                                                                                                                             (1.8m3) capacity. For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the Council that   necessary.
                                               landscaping.
                                                                                                                                             a sufficient supply of potable water is available.
                                                                                                                                             The Proposed District Plan currently includes (subject to appeal) provisions that promote 'environment merit'
                                                                                                                                             (eg covenanting and the creation of buffer zones around indigenous vegetation) for resource consent
                                               That climate change effects be mitigated by covenanting bush in association with new                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                ecological                                                                                                   applications. The Biodiversity Strategy (in development) and the methods in the District Plan will also help to
                                               development.                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary.
 34f                           resources /                                                                                                   promote partnerships between the Council, private landowners and other organisations (eg the Banks
                            climate change                                                                                                   Peninsula Conservation Trust).
                                                                                                                                             The protection and enhancement of native vegetation will help to offset Christchurch's carbon emissions. This
                                               That the Peninsula is used as a carbon offset for Christchurch.                                                                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                                                             was one of the reasons in support of the Council's Misty Peaks purchase.




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REF                            Topic           Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to Issues
                                                                                                                                            The management of reserves has not been discussed in great detail in the Social Environment or Natural
                                               Acknowledgement that three of Akaroa's reserves (L'Aube Hill, Stanley Park, and
                                                                                                                                            Environment chapters of the Issues document. The issues have been amended to take into account reserve
                                               Garden of Tane) are in a sad state of neglect, dangerous in parts and not meeting
 35f                          Reserves                                                                                                      management issues. It is noted however, that specific management plans will be developed for both Garden of               25
                                               community needs (eg passive recreation). Seeks allocation of funds for upgrading
                                                                                                                                            Tane and Stanley Park in the near future. A development plan for Stanley Park is being prepared, and will be
                                               reserves.
                                                                                                                                            released for public consultation in conjunction with a management plan later this year.


                                                                                                                                            The scope of this study is limited to the Settlement Study Areas, which does not include the waters of the
                                                                                                                                            harbour basin, except where water-based activities require coastal or land-based infrastructure (eg coastal
                                                                                                                                            structures such as wharves and slipways). (1) The Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary (administered
                                               That jet ski use in the harbour basin should be prohibited or at least severely restricted
                                                                                                                                            by the Department of Conservation) places restrictions on setnetting to protect Hector's dolphins from bycatch.      No amendment
 36f                        coastal water      because of (1) the marine sanctuary and impacts on marine wildlife; (2) the hazard
                                                                                                                                            The Department of Conservation also administers legislation which restricts interactions between boats and             necessary.
                                               imposed on other harbour users; (3) air and water pollution; and (4) noise pollution.
                                                                                                                                            seals, dolphins, whales and porpoises. It is an offence, amongst other things, to harass or disturb marine
                                                                                                                                            mammals. (2,3,4) Environment Canterbury is responsible for activities in the Coastal Marine Area through the
                                                                                                                                            Regional Coastal Environment Plan and Navigation Safety bylaws.


                                                                                                                                            The walkways section in the Natural Environment Chapter of the Discussion Document looks at walkway issues
                            Walkways and       The study needs to look at cycle-ways in the harbour basin, particularly: (1) on-road cycle- only. Cycling issues are discussed elsewhere in the report (refer the 'Transportation' section of the Physical
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                               cycles          ways; and (2) off-road cycle-ways.                                                           Environment Chapter), where there is scope to include more emphasis on off-road cycling under transportation
                                                                                                                                            issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 38f                                           Agrees with issues.                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary

                                                                                                                                          The Settlements Study is strategic in that it takes into account a wide range of often inter-related issues or topic
                                               Close management of the harbour basin landscape is necessary due to its importance to
                             Landscape /                                                                                                  areas such as those raised by the submitter. Issues relating to walkways, access to the coast, inappropriate         No amendment
                                               residents and visitors, in particular by providing a balance of farming and natural areas,
                               general                                                                                                    development in sensitive landscapes and future urban form have been identified in the Issues Discussion                necessary.
                                               walkways, access to the coast and appropriate-sized communities.
                                                                                                                                          Document.
 39f                                           Verification that previous studies done on the Peninsula have been incorporated into the
                                                                                                                                          An extensive search of relevant documents was undertaken in order to inform preparation of the discussion
                                               discussion document. These studies are: the Banks Peninsula Landscape Study and
                                                                                                                                          document 'Identifying the Issues'. All documents are referenced within the Bibliography on page 71 of the            No amendment
                              landscape        Public Preference Survey undertaken for the Council by Banks Peninsula, and
                                                                                                                                          document. Council staff are interested to know of any other studies that may have been missed in the                   necessary.
                                               [assumed] a study by Lincoln University on Community Perceptions of Tourism in
                                                                                                                                          information search.
                                               Christchurch and Akaroa.
                                                                                                                                          The Council does not contribute money towards boundary fencing works adjacent to paper roads, rural or
                                                                                                                                          urban. On Banks Peninsula there is some 1200km of paper unformed roads. The cost of construction and
                                               (1) That the Christchurch City Council goes halves with the submitter to fence off a paper                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                                                                                                                          upkeep of fencing across the Peninsula would be considerable and unsustainable. An application for a half
                                               road adjoining their property.                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary.
                                                                                                                                          share of the fencing cost would be declined in that there is no precedent for it. The landowner has been
 40f                         paper roads
                                                                                                                                          informed of the Council's position on this issue.

                                               (2) That action be taken to ensure that use of private land by those who do not own the      The issue of trespass is a civil matter rather than one which is within the council's functions. It is recommended   No amendment
                                               land ceases.                                                                                 that the submitter contact the Community Law Centre in Christchurch for free legal advice.                             necessary

                                               That climate change issues be taken much more seriously, especially relating to water
                                               supply in Akaroa where the resource is already restricted, particularly in peak holiday
                                                                                                                                       The Asset & Network Planning Unit are undertaking further investigations at present regarding water supply
                                               season. Climate change will result in a significant reduction in annual rainfall and                                                                                                                              No amendment
                   PHY                                                                                                                 options for Akaroa. These investigations will take into account climate change. The discussion document
                                               therefore water yield, and the RMA includes a requirement for local authorities to take                                                                                                                             necessary
                           climate change,                                                                                             identifies that climate change is an issue for the harbour basin (refer pages 13 - 14).
                                               climate change into account. These problems and impacts need to be taken into account
 41f                        slope stability,   before allowing further development which will compromise existing development.
                              landscape

                                               That the natural landscape be preserved as much as possible, especially the hill slopes Areas with recognised landscape value will be incorporated as a layer of constraint in the sieve mapping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                               above the settlement areas. Any development in these areas needs to be sympathetic to exercise, although it is noted that the rural landscape provisions in the District Plan are currently being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary.
                                               existing values and preservation of (exotic and native) tree cover should be a priority. appealed.


                                                                                                                                      Current scientific knowledge suggests that climate change is likely to be an issue for the harbour basin in the
                                                                                                                                      long-term. Therefore it is necessary that the Council's and community's actions during the 25-30 year planning
                                            Removal of reference to global warming and long-term climate change as issues for this
                                                                                                                                      timeframe of this study do not foreclose long-term options for coping with climate change and sea-level rise.
                           climate change / study because (a) it is a long-term topic for a study with a 25-year planning period; (b)                                                                                                                            No amendment
 42f                                                                                                                                  The Resource Management Act also requires the Council to consider the effects of a changing climate on their
                            global warming Banks Peninsula has been eroding into the Pacific Ocean for 10 million years and will                                                                                                                                   necessary.
                                                                                                                                      communities and to incorporate climate change into plans and decision-making processes. As this study looks
                                            consider to do so, no matter what.
                                                                                                                                      at a range of issues that may be affected by changing climate (eg ecological diversity, water supply,
                                                                                                                                      stormwater, coastal inundation) it is appropriate that climate change is considered in this context.




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                                                Acknowledgement that the land around the harbour basin has stability and erosion            Information on areas prone to instability has recently been gathered and will be used as a layer of constraint in      No amendment
                                                problems and many developments (in the past) have involved considerable earthworks.         the sieve mapping exercise.                                                                                              necessary.

                                                                                                                                            Under the Resource Management Act, the Council can refuse to grant a subdivision consent if it is considered
                                                                                                                                            that the land being subdivided is likely to be subject to, amongst other things, erosion and subsidence. In this
                                                Question from submitter: have there been developments in the past been shelved, or at                                                                                                                              No amendment
                            slope stability /                                                                                               instance, the Council may impose conditions on a subdivision consent for the purposes of avoiding, remedying
                                                least modified significantly, because of erosion/stability problems?                                                                                                                                                 necessary
 43f                         reserves and                                                                                                   or mitigating land stability problems. In many instances, additional engineering works will be sufficient to
                               walkways                                                                                                     address instability issues.

                                                                                                                                            The submitter's concerns regarding public land available for recreational use are noted and the issues have
                                                Development of a policy to acquire appropriate land for use as reserves to address a        been amended. Completion of the Issues and Options Study will inform the general types of work programmes
                   SOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25
                                                lack of reserve land in the harbour basin                                                   which the Council will need to embark upon to address the issues. Purchase of strategic land may be an option
                                                                                                                                            to address some of the issues identified, and as such would form part of a later part of this study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No amendment
 44f                                            Agrees with issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary

                                                                                                                                            The custodianship of Banks Peninsula's natural environment lies with a multitude of public and private
                                                Assurance that the Christchurch City Council will prove to be a suitable custodian of       organisations, as well as with landowners. This study primarily focuses on the City Council's role in managing         No amendment
                                coastal
                                                Banks Peninsula's unique natural environment.                                               the natural environment, which may include partnerships and collaboration with other organisations to address            necessary.
                                                                                                                                            natural environment issues.

 45f                                                                                                                                        If the Study shows that any settlements are suitable for long-term consolidation, then further planning studies
                                                                                                                                            will be necessary to examine the area in more detail. These studies would include ecological studies. The
                                                                                                                                            issues currently acknowledge that any failure to identify, protect and enhance ecologically sensitive areas,           No amendment
         SLU                    bird life       Consider impact on bird-life if extensive, small-lot subdivision is allowed.
                                                                                                                                            including wildlife corridors and habitat linkages, will reduce the long-term viability of indigenous flora and fauna     necessary
                                                                                                                                            ecosystems, communities and species, particularly in areas that are subject to pressures for development and
                                                                                                                                            land use changes.

                                                                                                                                            Management of Canada Geese is the responsibility of Fish & Game NZ. Fish & Game's position is as follows:
                                                                                                                                            F&G support the retention of Canada Geese on Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Act as gamebirds managed by Fish
                                                                                                                                            & Game. The South Island Canada Goose Management Plan was developed in consultation with all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No amendment
                             Pest animals       That the Council get rid of the Canadian Geese.                                             stakeholders and provides landowners and other interested organisations with a say in goose management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary
                                                                                                                                            Organised hunts and culls are management tools, but problems with Canada geese tend to be localised and
 47x     PHY
                                                                                                                                            successful management is best achieved by working together with landowners on a case-by-case basis. It is
                                                                                                                                            recommended that the submitter contact Fish and Game directly.

                                                                                                                                            Regional council functions include management of the foreshore and it is suggested that the submitter contact          No amendment
                                 coast          Clean up of the beaches in the harbour basin.
                                                                                                                                            Ecan directly to suggest co-ordination of effort in this area.                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                            Coastal areas that may be affected by erosion and/or inundation over the next 30 years (taking climate change
                                                                                                                                            into account) have been identified as part of a coastal erosion study. A study of historical flood events also
                                                That any further development should be setback from the coast or away from areas                                                                                                                                   No amendment
                            climate change                                                                                                  identifies areas where flooding may be a problem in the future. These areas form a layer of constraint to further
                                                where heavy rain/snowfall or high winds are a particular hazard.                                                                                                                                                     necessary.
                                                                                                                                            development in the sieve mapping exercise. General options for addressing issues associated with inundation
                                                                                                                                            will be addressed in a later study.

                                                That the Boffa Miskell "areas with potential to absorb change" be given little status due to While the areas identified by Boffa Miskell as having potential to absorb change will be applied to the sieve         No amendment
                                                a lack of methodology in support of them.                                                    mapping, their weight in terms of defining growth opportunity areas will be very limited.                               necessary
                              landscape
                                                Recognition of the BM Landscape Study's recommendations for a higher dwelling density Almost all of the Settlements Study Areas are below the 160m contour. Areas that have parts above the 160m                   No amendment
                                                threshold above the 160m contour line.                                                contour will have that area incorporated into the sieve mapping process currently underway.                                    necessary.




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                                                                                                                                          Although paper roads and esplanade reserves provide legal public access in places, there are a number of
                                                                                                                                          streams and rivers on the Peninsula are inaccessible to the public. However, any enhancement of access to
                                              Acknowledgement that very few BP streams are publicly accessible and therefore not a                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                                                                                                                          rivers and streams must be in a manner that is compatible with the conservation values of the area. For any
                                              great recreational resource for Christchurch residents.                                                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                          identified potential future growth areas, further investigations into enhancing access to waterways (and other
                              waterways
 49x                                                                                                                                      natural areas such as the conservation reserves and the coast) would likely need to be undertaken.

                                                                                                                                          The biodiversity value of waterways in the harbour basin is noted in the Issues Discussion document, including           No amendment
                                              Acknowledgement that streams also support native fish and are important ecosystems.
                                                                                                                                          reference to water quality issues that may affect ecosystem values.                                                        necessary.

                                              That careful consideration be given to any expansion of walkways as individuals from        The issues identified by this submitter have been noted in Peninsula Project's reports on existing and potential
                                              urban areas using rural walkways: (1) do not always stick to walking tracks, creating       walkways in the Akaroa area. A work programme has been recently approved by the Community Board that
                              walkways        security, privacy and property issues for nearby rural residents; and (2) may not           includes improving track surfaces and the installation of basic signage on Woodhills A and B track which should               28
                                              understand the need to keep streams and waterways clean and clear of waste and              alleviate some of the issues regarding walkers accidentally trespassing on private land. Any plans for new
                                              refuse.                                                                                     walkways will need to take the issues raised by this submitter into account.
                                                                                                                                          Fire hazard has not been identified as an issue in the Discussion Document, as the major fire risk issues are
                                              Acknowledgement that fire is a hazard in the harbour basin, particularly during long hot                                                                                                                             No amendment
                                                                                                                                          usually associated with rural land. However, pressure on volunteers is noted under 'community facilities and
                                              summers.                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary.
                                                                                                                                          services' - issue 23.
                   SOC        fire hazard
                                                                                                                                          The Discussion Document identifies pressures on medical and emergency services as an issue that may arise
                                              Acknowledgement that the volunteer fire brigade is often stretched very thin during the
                                                                                                                                          with a long-term increase in residents. The issues have been amended to address pressures on these services                   23
                                              busy Christmas holiday period.
                                                                                                                                          due to seasonal fluctuations in visitors and residents.
                                                                                                                                          It is the intention of the Settlements Study to identify issues that affect the harbour basin communities and
                                              Any forward planning for the harbour basin area needs to give due regard to the
                                                                                                                                          natural environment both now and into the future. The identification of natural environment issues is the first
                               natural        importance of the natural environment and the need to protect it. Any decision which                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                                                                                                                          step in ensuring the protection of natural and cultural environmental values into the future. Sieve mapping will
                             environment      causes the degradation of the natural environment also degrades the quality of life                                                                                                                                    necessary.
                                                                                                                                          help to identify those areas where natural values such as significant landscapes form a constraint to any future
                                              and/or experience of every individual who lives or visits there.
 52x                                                                                                                                      land use change.
                                                                                                                                          Under 'coastal recreation', the issue is noted that increasing demands to provide infrastructure such as
                                              Upgrading of the boating compound and charging of more realistic rents (ie increase         boatsheds and moorings associated with holiday resort settlements, may give rise to potential effects on natural
         PHY                  boat park                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 30
                                              rental fees). Notes that there is a permanent waiting list for space there.                 character values of the coast. The issues have been amended to better reflect the matter raised in this
                                                                                                                                          feedback.
                                                                                                                                          The submitter's land is currently zoned rural. The sieve mapping exercise will help to clarify whether there are
                                                                                                                                          areas that may be suitable for future long-term settlement expansion and/or consolidation. Outstanding
                                              Consideration of future rezoning of submitter's land at Tikao Bay in a way that protects,   landscape and natural character features, including CNCLs, will constitute one layer of constraint for the sieve         No amendment
 53x                         Landscape
                                              in perpetuity, the area of the property defined by the CNCL.                                mapping, while acknowledging that the extent of these features have recently been challenged at the                        necessary.
                                                                                                                                          Environment Court. The feedback regarding the landowner's long-term intentions for the land are noted with
                                                                                                                                          thanks.
                                                                                                                                          This comment has been passed on to the Subdivisions Team. In relation to harbour basin issues, the
                                                                                                                                          document identifies the protection of native flora and fauna but does not identify as an issue any shortfall of
                                                                                                                                          vegetated areas in and around settlements or note mechanisms to increase the current levels of vegetation.
                                             Establishment of a planted buffer of native vegetation around the Rural Management
                                                                                                                                          One study recently completed (real estate market) notes that there are higher levels of vegetation around                No amendment
 57p     SOC              Subdivision buffer Subdivision in Wainui as required, either by the developer or by locals if the Council
                                                                                                                                          settlements than in the rural areas so it is unclear the extent to which this is a strategic issue rather than a local     necessary
                                             would pay for plants.
                                                                                                                                          enforcement issue. In addition, if Wainui is identified as a settlement that could potentially consolidate further
                                                                                                                                          over time then it will be recommended for an Area Plan process which will look in more detail at the various
                                                                                                                                          vegetation links.

                                            That attention is brought to land that has been contaminated by lead from overshot from       The land affected by lead shot from the Gun Club has been recognised and will be incorporated into sieve
                                            the former Banks Peninsula Gun Club. The lead contamination on this land has even             mapping as an area with a high level of constraint to further development. The comment that this land should             No amendment
                          contaminated land
                                            been taken up by lucerne pasture and detected in deer liver samples. It has been              be retired from pastoral farming suggests that there may be adverse impacts on human health, if this land were             necessary.
                                            recommended that this land be retired from pastoral farming.                                  to be taken up for residential purposes without remediation.

                                                                                                                                          Ecan's NRRP Air Quality chapter contains rules that control agricultural spray drift (arising from new air
                                                                                                                                          discharges) particularly where the contaminants have the potential to affect sensitive activities such as
 58x                                          (1) Acknowledgement of a concern held by the submitter and his/her neighbours that          residential land use. However, where new residential subdivision occurs in proximity to rural enterprises, a
                            sprays / runoff   their residential land is being contaminated by sprays resulting from a change in rural     'buyer beware' philosophy is employed to avoid the situation of a new, sensitive activity forcing the closure of an           85
                                              land use on their boundary from grazing to intensive flower growing.                        existing legitimate rural activity (an effect known as 'reverse sensitivity'). Where new rural subdivision occurs
                                                                                                                                          near existing zoned residential areas and this is within the permitted areas allowed by the Plan, then the rural
                                                                                                                                          activity is anticipated by the Plan.

                                              Investigation into the increase of weed growth and dead cockles at times to determine       Stormwater issues in the discussion document do not currently identify issues associated with existing
         PHY               ecosystem health                                                                                                                                                                                                                             56
                                              whether this is related to the chemicals that run off into the tidal Duvauchelle Bay.       infrastructure.




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                                                                                                                                           The district plan protects vegetation which is considered to be of significance to an area's character (including
                                                                                                                                           protected introduced trees as well as significant indigenous vegetation). Other vegetation on private properties
                             Vegetation       Retention of English (and French) trees / shrubs / flowers / hedges which give the area                                                                                                                             No amendment
 59x                                                                                                                                       is managed by the owner, who may remove and replant shrubs, flowers and hedges as they desire. However,
                             protection       the character it has today and which is being affected by native planting enthusiasts.                                                                                                                                necessary
                                                                                                                                           this comment has been passed on to the City Plan team who are currently working on a variation to the district
                                                                                                                                           plan to address historic character in Akaroa.

                            waterways and                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                              Agrees with issues                                                                           N/A
                             water supply                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                           The Boffa Miskell study identifies the most outstanding Heritage Landscapes on Banks Peninsula. Of note, this
                                              The submitter disagrees with the Boffa Miskell Landscape Report that identifies no           includes Onawe Peninsula, which is outside the Settlement Study Area. The Boffa Miskell study also excludes            No amendment
                                              Heritage Landscape features in the study area.                                               existing settled areas which would otherwise include the Takapuneke/Greens Point/Red House Bay Area, most                necessary.
 60x
                                                                                                                                           of which is now protected as a Council reserve.
                             landscape /
                   SOC
                               heritage
                                                                                                                                       The sieve mapping exercise will take into account heritage features, archaeological sites, reserves and silent
                                              That heritage landscapes of significance to tangata whenua are identified and taken into
                                                                                                                                       files as layers of constraint to further development. For any that may show potential for future settlement
                                              account as part of ongoing work under the Settlements Study and that nga Runanga are                                                                                                                                     18
                                                                                                                                       growth, an area plan may be recommended which would likely include an assessment of local landscape values
                                              involved if a programme of work associated with this is undertaken.
                                                                                                                                       that are sensitive to change.

                                              Regular cleaning out of muck and rubbish from the streams and the coast in Akaroa.           The submitter alludes to two issues: (1) green algae accumulating around boat compound causing stagnant                     2
                             visual/odour
 61x                                          This may help to stop the stagnant smell of green algae near the boat compound and           smells and (2) muck and rubbish in the streams and around the coast. The issues and/or flow-on effects under
                                effects                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10
                                              skateboard park.                                                                             coastal environment and waterways have been be expanded to note these two issues in a general sense.

                                                                                                                                       The issues identified by this submitter (and options for dealing with these issues) have been noted in both of
                                              Acknowledgement that due to poor quality signposting and/or a disrespect of private
                                                                                                                                       Peninsula Project's reports on walkways in the Akaroa area. A work programme was has been recently
                                              property rights, individuals on walking tracks often stray onto neighbouring properties,
                              Walkways                                                                                                 approved by the Community Board that includes the installation of basic signage on Woodhills A (and B) track                    28
                                              creating privacy and security issues for neighbouring residents. Walkway users also
                                                                                                                                       (which follows the road alongside the submitter's property), which should help alleviate some of the issues
                                              leave refuse and waste and have used the Grehan Stream as a toilet when caught short.
                                                                                                                                       raised by the submitter.


                                                                                                                                           Whilst a substantial portion of land adjoining rivers, streams and lakes in New Zealand is in some form of public
                                                                                                                                           ownership or subject to statutory access provisions (eg legal roads, esplanade reserves and marginal strips),
                                                                                                                                           there is no automatic right of public access to waterways, regardless of their width. Within the Akaroa
                                              Recognition that public access to Grehan Stream is not an automatic right (only where
                                                                                                                                           Settlement Study area, access to Grehan Stream is provided, in parts, by a paper road, public reserves
                             Waterways        the stream is greater than 3 metres in width), and that visitors do not always respect                                                                                                                                   28
 62x                                                                                                                                       (including the Grehan Stream Esplanade Reserve, and where the Stream is within the road reserve adjacent to
                                              and/or understanding access rights.
                                                                                                                                           Grehan Valley Road). Establishing the legality of access to Grehan Stream in the vicinity and upstream of the
                                                                                                                                           submitter's property would require more detailed investigation. It is noted that similar access issues may be
                                                                                                                                           relevant to other waterways in the harbour basin.

                                                                                                                                           The issue of inappropriate urban form in a rural environment is noted. Residential development is not 'rural' in
                                                                                                                                           nature and so the term 'urban' has been applied. However, there is no assumption that the style of urban
                                              That further development in the harbour basin should not alter the existing rural
                                                                                                                                           development will be akin to that of Christchurch. Rather, any areas that are considered to be suitable for long
                                              character and amenity of the Peninsula. The use of urban features such as curbing,
                           Rural character                                                                                                 term residential consolidation may be recommended for development of an 'Area Plan' which would look at the                 7
                                              streetlights, sealed roads and manicured park settings would irreversibly change the
                                                                                                                                           area concerned in more detail and with considerable community input. Styles of 'urban' development vary
                                              Peninsula's character.
                                                                                                                                           considerably across the globe and take in a variety of different densities. Long term management of urban
                                                                                                                                           activity within the harbour basin will take into account its unique context.

 63p                       Rural character    Retention of the rural feeling of the settlements (eg no kerbing, no bright streetlights)    The issue of inappropriate urban form in a rural environment is noted.                                                      7

                                                                                                                                     Some design guidelines currently exist in the District Plan for properties within the Residential Conservation and
                                                                                                                                     Town Centre Zones in Akaroa. A consent is required to alter buildings in these zones, for which the Council can
                                              Acknowledgement that architectural 'decisions' in Akaroa have been appalling. What can reserve discretion over design matters. Part of Akaroa is also registered as a Heritage Area (AHA) by the NZ       No amendment
                   SOC        Heritage
                                              CCC do about this? (eg design regulations)                                             Historic Places Trust and a Variation is currently being undertaken by City Plan staff to provide greater            necessary.
                                                                                                                                     integration between the District Plan and the AHA. Consultation on this Variation has been undertaken, and will
                                                                                                                                     help in planning for future provisions to protect the AHA and Akaroa heritage.
 64m
                                                                                                                                           The issues discussion document identified that significant land use change (eg new houses) in or near areas
                                                                                                                                           that have outstanding natural or cultural character (at a Peninsula-wide or local level), could erode the integrity,   No amendment
                                              (1) Recognition that houses being built on ridgelines are an issue.
                          Landscape / Rural                                                                                                values and visual appeal of these areas. Ridgelines will also be integrated as one layer of constraint into the          necessary.
                              character                                                                                                    sieve mapping exercise.
                                              (2) Acknowledgement that street lights on new subdivisions (eg Ngaio Point) change           Light pollution is not currently addressed in the discussion document but has been incorporated within the
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                                                                                                                                          The Settlements Study covers a range of natural, social, physical, economic and land use issues. Identifying
                                             Modification of the Settlement Study Areas to exclude areas that contain values that
                                                                                                                                          areas where future development is most appropriate is only one part of this study, and hence 'significant sites'
                                             would preclude more intensive development. Such areas include: (1) French Farm -
                                                                                                                                          have not been excluded from the Settlement Study Areas as there are a number of issues regarding the use
                                             northernmost steep face of indigenous bush and shrubland within coastal environment;                                                                                                                              No amendment
                            Scope of study                                                                                                and management of all these areas and sites. Sieve mapping will be used to identify areas where future
                                             (2) Tikao Bay - north-eastern bush covered headland; as well as parts of interim                                                                                                                                    necessary.
                                                                                                                                          development would be less appropriate. This includes reserves and QEII covenants. These, and similar
                                             landscape protection areas, interim coastal protection areas and coastal natural
                                                                                                                                          'significant sites' such as landscape protection areas and identified archaeological or heritage features, will also
                                             character areas.
                                                                                                                                          form layers of constraint in the sieve mapping exercise.

                                             Amend and expand (under page 3, natural environment) areas sensitive to urban
                                             development pressure to recognise not only ridgelines, but also:
                                             · Coastal open space generally (particularly adjoining beaches and coastline with high       The page in the Discussion Document that the submitter refers to is a 'snapshot' of the issues and not a
                               natural       natural or amenity values).                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
                                                                                                                                          comprehensive list of all the issues identified. The points that the submitter wishes to be expanded have been
                             environment                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary.
                                             · Stream corridors.                                                                          identified within the Natural Environment and Cultural Environment Chapters of the report.
                                             · Other ridges or elevated areas.
                                             · Heritage features or landscapes.
                                             Inclusion of a new heading and statement under Natural Environment (pg 3): "Indigenous
                                             vegetation: Sites within the study areas may contain indigenous vegetation that may be Refer response above. A similar issue had been identified under 'ecological resources' in the Natural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
                              vegetation     significant in maintaining the biodiversity values of the peninsula, and/or in contributing to Environment Chapter. The identification of areas of significant indigenous vegetation has also been identified
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary.
                                             the amenity and landscape values of the settlement areas. Such areas need to be                as an information requirement in the Discussion Document.
                                             identified”.

                                             Greater clarity regarding the location of areas of coastal environment covered by ICPAs, Mapping of landscape prtection areas in order to clarify their relationship to the Settlement Study Areas will be        No amendment
                               coastal
                                             CNCLS and Interim Outstanding Natural Features and Landscape Protection Areas.           carried out as part of the sieve mapping exercise.                                                                         necessary.

                                                                                                                                          The submitter is correct in that esplanade reserves adjacent to the coast are not required on subdivision, due to
                                             Recognition that the supplementation of the coastal paper 'road' is unlikely to be
                                                                                                                                          the coastal paper road, whether or not this road provides practical access to the coast in its current form.
                                             achieved by the establishment of esplanade reserves on subdivision, as the presence of
                                                                                                                                          Development contributions for reserves (on a City-wide basis) can be collected on new developments according
                                             the paper road means that existing title boundaries do not adjoin the coastline. A                                                                                                                             No amendment
                               coastal                                                                                                    to the current Development Contributions Policy. Amending this policy for the 2009 review of the LTCCP may
                                             reasonable coastal set back for future urban development is required and could be                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                          be one option (in addition to the other options suggested by the submitter) to improve access to these areas.
                                             implemented using mechanisms such as reserve contributions in the form of land
                                                                                                                                          Any options for addressing issues will be considered in a broad sense later in this study and may give rise to
                                             adjoining the coastal paper road, Council purchase or other negotiated agreements.
                                                                                                                                          the need for more detailed work as will be identified in the Implementation Plan.

                                                                                                                                          This ridgeline the submitter refers to was not identified as 'prominent' in the Boffa Miskell Landscape
                                             Amendment of Table 9 of the Discussion Document (prominent ridgelines in or adjacent                                                                                                                              No amendment
                              landscape                                                                                                   Assessment, but has been identified as both a CNCL in the Boffa Miskell Report and an ICPA in the District
                                             to settlement study areas) to include the ridgeline north of Tikao Bay.                                                                                                                                             necessary.
                                                                                                                                          Plan.
                                                                                                                                          The suggestion is noted, although the discussion document will not be reprinted. The discussion document
                                             That the Landscape Character Issues table on pg 19 be amended to recognise the loss
                                                                                                                                          currently recognises the impact on 'integrity, value and visual appeal' under the 'Issues' column of this table.     No amendment
                              landscape      of amenity, attractiveness and special character (associated with the erosion of
                                                                                                                                          There is no need to carry this through to the last panel of this table which identifies the flow-on effects of the     necessary.
                                             landscape character) as a flow-on effect.
                                                                                                                                          issues.

                                                                                                                                          The PNAP survey (1992) also identifies Protected Natural Areas (PNAs). These are DoC and Council reserves,
                                             Incorporation of the findings from the PNAP survey for Banks Peninsula (Hugh Wilson)
                                                                                                                                          QEII covenants, farm parks, formal and informal protected private land agreements. PNAs had not been            No amendment
                                             which identified and mapped important areas of indigenous vegetation, other than those
                                                                                                                                          identified in the Discussion Document because this information is now over 15 years old. Up-to-date information   necessary.
                                             identified as RAPs.
                              ecological                                                                                                  on DoC and Council reserves and QEII covenants has been mapped as part of the sieve mapping exercise.

                                             Undertake a finer scale assessment of coastal, landscape and biodiversity/vegetation         The need for finer scale assessments of landscape and biodiversity/vegetation values has been identified in the No amendment
                                             values for the study areas.                                                                  Discussion Document as a priority for any identified potential future growth areas in the harbour basin.          necessary.

                                             Expansion of the paragraph on natural and cultural values of waterways to emphasise:
                                             (1) the importance of waterways for native fish; (2) the need to improve the aquatic         The suggestion is noted, although the discussion document will not be reprinted. The submitter's comments
                                             habitat (water quality, quantity and riparian values) of the lower catchment (3) the value   have been used to amend the waterway issues to place more emphasis on the aquatic and riparian habitat                    10
                                             of the lower reaches for amenity and recreation for the local community and visitors,        values of waterways.
                              freshwater
                                             where they are accessible and appropriately managed.
                              resources
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                                             Correction of the statement "the lower catchment areas generally have a low level of         The lower catchment areas of the harbour basin have been vastly modified since the area was first colonised,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
                                             naturalness and are not highly valued as outstanding natural features" to give a more        hence the description of the catchments as having a general low level of 'naturalness'. This was not meant to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary.
                                             accurate picture (see above) of the value and potential of waterways.                        imply that these areas do not have considerable value (or potential value) as aquatic habitat.




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                                                                                                                                           The table the submitter refers to lists catchments in the harbour basin identified by Environment Canterbury as
                                            Amendment of Table 13 (flow-sensitive waterways) to include Grehan, Balguerie and
                                                                                                                                           'flow sensitive'. The designation of 'flow sensitive' refers to the low storage capacity of these catchments, rather
                                            Aylmers, as they are particularly flow-sensitive. These streams provide almost all
                              waterways                                                                                                    than the severity of the impact that reduced river flows would have (or do have) on waterway quality. It is
                                            domestic water and only (very low) and ecologically unsustainable minimum flows are
                                                                                                                                           acknowledged that ecologically unsustainable minimum flows may be an issue for some catchments in the
                                            required below the water supply weirs.
                                                                                                                                           harbour basin.


                                            Amendment of the first paragraph under 'Land Use Impacts on Waterways' by adding the The suggestion is noted, although the discussion document will not be reprinted. See the above (two)                                  13
                              waterways
                                            statement "…and a significant loss of aquatic habitat and amenity values".           responses for amendments to issues in relation to aquatic habitat quality and amenity values of waterways.


                                            Amendment of the planning factor "Availability of surface water resources" to include a
                                                                                                                                           Refer previous (two) response for amendments to issue in relation to aquatic habitats and waterway
                              waterways     fourth bullet point as follows (or similar): "Loss or degradation of streams as habitat for
                                                                                                                                           degradation.
                                            indigenous aquatic fauna".
                                            That an additional 'urban planning factor' be added to the waterway issues table:
                                                                                                                                           Rather than create a new 'urban planning factor', the submitter's comments have been integrated into the
                              waterways     "Riparian reserve provisions setbacks and access" along with appropriate statements                                                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                                                           Statement of Issues.
                                            under 'issues' and 'flow-on effects'.
                                            Recognition of the desirability of a first order ecological assessment of the waterways
                                            within the proposed study areas to better define the values present and to understand          An ecological assessment of waterways would form part of any future detailed planning exercises in areas               No amendment
                              waterways
                                            the provisions that should be taken to protect these values if urban development was to        identified for possible long-term consolidation or likely to be affected by long-term development.                       necessary
                                            proceed.

                                            Acknowledge that there are environmental limitations to continued extraction from the
                                                                                                                                           Current consents to extract water from the three streams identified by the submitter must provide 0.5 l/s residual          13
                                            Akaroa Streams (Grehan, Balguerie, Aylmers Valley) and that the minimum flows
                            waterways and                                                                                                  flow at all times (bearing in mind there are also limits on the amount of water than can be abstracted at any
                   PHY                      associated with water supply takes from these streams do not represent best practice
                             abstractions                                                                                                  time). The issues have been amended to reflect the effect that these low flows may be having on stream
                                            and are not sustainable. This is an important matter to resolve because the streams
                                                                                                                                           ecosystems.
                                            provide habitat for banded kokopu and other indigenous fish species.                                                                                                                                                       50


                                            Acknowledgement that the 'walkways' section of the discussion document could also              Cycling and cycleways are covered in more detail under the Physical Environment (Transportation) Chapter of            No amendment
                                            include reference to cycleways.                                                                the Issues Document.                                                                                                     necessary.


                                            A more comprehensive reference to the significant potential resource represented by the
                              Walkways
                                            unformed legal roads is required. The use of paper roads for walking tracks or cycleways
                                                                                                                                       The submitter's comments on the use of paper roads for walking and cycling are noted, however due to the
                                            in association with settlement areas should not be limited to those that are double fenced                                                                                                                            No amendment
                   PHY                                                                                                                 limited extent of the settlement study areas in relation to paper road routes, this is an issue that would be best
                                            or currently used - fencing can be initiated where necessary, and full use made of these                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                       approached at a Peninsula-wide level (and hence outside the scope of this study).
                                            roads if the study shows that their use is in the public interest, needs to be clearly
                                            signalled in the issues document.

                                                                                                                                           See comments above. The development of any new walkway route(s) will need to take into account the costs
                                            That care is taken to ensure that a private permit mechanism for walkways is not used as
                                                                                                                                           and benefits associated with private permit systems versus the use of paper roads or other private access
                                            an alternative to the use or potential use of unformed roads that follow a similar route. If
                                                                                                                                           ways. For example, the private permit option may provide walkers with access to features/views otherwise
                                            that occurs, the net effect could be a reduction or loss of opportunities with free public                                                                                                                     No amendment
                              walkways                                                                                                     unreachable from paper roads, but the walkway user will have to pay for this right. Other options for new
                                            access. The private permit option is appropriate to provide access opportunities where                                                                                                                           necessary.
                                                                                                                                           walkway routes also exist, including land purchase (eg Misty Peaks) or the use of incentives for private
                                            there is no existing or potential public access possibility. Private permits should not be
                                                                                                                                           landowners to provide public access (eg rates relief, assistance with covenanted areas, fencing and subdivision
                                            used to restrict the use of legal roads, or the use of other public lands for foot access.
                                                                                                                                           etc).

                                                                                                                                           A general lack of walkways in some settlements is noted as an issue under 'Walkways'. The full/appropriate             No amendment
                              walkways      The addition of the issue: "full/appropriate use of unformed legal roads
                                                                                                                                           use of paper roads provides one option for new walkway development.                                                      necessary.

                                                                                                                                           The discussion document notes waterway pollution as an issue and notes that water quality is generally related
                                                                                                                                           to the hydrology/geology of the basin, rural activities, stormwater run-off, vegetation removal and new        No amendment
 68f     SLU                 Waterways      Acknowledgement that the pollution of waterways is an issue.
                                                                                                                                           development and subdivision. New development may exacerbate waterway pollution if not appropriately located      necessary.
                                                                                                                                           and managed.




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                                                                                                                                      Historic / heritage buildings do not generally need planning consent in order to be maintained and protected.
                                                                                                                                      Rather, consent is needed to demolish these buildings. Nevertheless there may be instances where building
                                          Preservation, rather than neglect, of historical sites and buildings, principally through                                                                                                                     No amendment
  1f                         Heritage                                                                                                 consent is needed to undertake necessary improvements. The current Heritage Grants Policy was extended
                                          addressing planning / consent costs and barriers.                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                      in 2007 to cover BP and this may be of assistance to some owners. [Unclear as to how preservation may be
                                                                                                                                      achieved by amending costs of obtaining planning consent.]

                                                                                                                                      A tension may exist, particularly in a district as diverse as the new enlarged Council jurisdiction, between
                                                                                                                                      providing cost-effective service to ratepayers through using existing contractors, and supporting smaller local
                                       That CCC develop a policy to use local labour and materials, if available, for local road
                             Strong                                                                                                   economies by using the local labour force. This comment has been passed to the Council's Procurement and          No amendment
  2f               ECN                 works. Concerned that the alternative is that rates will be used to foster Christchurch
                           communities                                                                                                Capital Works Teams for consideration. There is a strong link to housing affordability and an ageing                necessary.
                                       city and its suburbs.
                                                                                                                                      population, with the reduced representation of these skills in the local workforce. These issues are addressed
                                                                                                                                      under 'community structure' and 'housing affordability' in the discussion document.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
  3f                                      Agrees with Issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary

                                                                                                                           This suggestion has been passed to the Network Planning Team Greenspace. The document does note as an
                                          Enhancement and maintenance of Takamatua Bay Reserve, including development of a
  6f               NAT      Reserves                                                                                       issue that potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to limited access and space available in the             25
                                          picnic area.
                                                                                                                           beach hinterland and poor quality (or a lack of) facilities.
                                                                                                                           A Libraries Strategy is currently in development and will enable the council to decide upon appropriate
                                                                                                                           developments, refurbishment and maintenance of its library network over a 20 year period. Issues under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
                   SOC                    That the library grow as the population grows.                                   strong communities within the Social Environment Chapter refer to "A long-term increase in residents and/or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary.
                                                                                                                           visitors is likely to increase pressure on community facilities and services, including: ... (b) the need for future
                                                                                                                           additional facilities and services..."
                                                                                                                           The discussion document (under Natural Environment) notes a lack of walkways connecting the settlements,
                   NAT                    Maintenance of public conservation reserves and walkways.                        making it difficult to promote walking as a mode of transport between settlement study areas. This has been               27
                                                                                                                           expanded to incorporate maintenance-type issues.
                                          Better provision of parking at pressure points eg boat ramps. Considers that there is
                   PHY      Reserves /                                                                                                The issues have been amended to incorporate parking pressures at coastal facilities.                                 25, 38
                                          inadequate parking at Duvauchelle.
                            community
  7f                                                                                                                                  A work programme on the Akaroa walking routes was recently approved by the Akaroa/Wairewa Community
                            and visitor
                   NAT,      facilities                                                                                               Board. This will include improving signage on the Woodhills A and B and Ngaio Point tracks. Other initiatives
                                          Better signage for walkways to encourage their use.                                                                                                                                                                27
                   PHY                                                                                                                to improve walkway use are being implemented over time, eg repairing some areas of track and working with
                                                                                                                                      landowners to secure long-term access for walkways over private land.
                                          Viewpoints preserved and well sign-posted. There is no signage below Ngaio Grove            The issues have been amended and the comment has been passed on to staff addressing signage and
                   PHY
                                          where people pull over to take photographs.                                                 interpretation.

                                                                                                                                   Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             25
                                          Rest stops for campervans with facilities (rubbish bins, sewage disposal) to improve the has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and
                   PHY
                                          current environment where campervans regularly park.                                     their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to
                                                                                                                                   deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed.

                                      Reference to the YMCA at Wainui and its provision of recreational and retreat
                                      opportunities to city-based community and commercial groups looking for a rural
                                                                                                                                      An inventory of community facilities has recently been undertaken by the Community Support Unit and the           No amendment
  9f                      YMCA Wainui environment for specialist conference/outdoor pursuit programmes. The park is a
                                                                                                                                      YMCA facilities have been noted in this inventory.                                                                  necessary
                                      significant feature of Wainui and has existed as a community asset since 1929. Its
                                      unique environment, facility and resources (practical and human) must be preserved.


                                          Amendment to Table 16 p30 regarding Pompallier House, which reads "Pompallier
                            Pompallier    House in Akaroa is a community trust owned rest home, but had low occupancy rates         The information from the table was taken from the CDHB review of rural Canterbury issues. However, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
 10f                        residential   and its place within the community is unclear", as Pompallier House is a local treasure   information is received with thanks, also noting that the local community is ageing and that the issues under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                               care       and its occupancy rate is simply a reflection of government policy aiming to 'keep people 'community structure' on p28 identify associated concerns for the community.
                                          at home regardless of the cost'.




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                                                                                                                                         A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
                                            (1) Provide recreational facilities ie gym / swimming pool.                                  for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities. This matter is also picked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                                                                                                                         up by the issues in the discussion document under 'community facilities and services'.

                                                                                                                                         The Opus study (2006) was commissioned to investigate transport and parking issues, including in Akaroa,
                   PHY                      (2) Plan long-term for increased demand for parking in Akaroa.                               and will be used to inform long term planning for parking in the settlement. However, the link between                     37
                                                                                                                                         parking and visitor numbers (which are projected to increase) has not been clearly made within the document.

                           Recreation /                                                                                                  Part of Akaroa is registered as a Heritage Area (AHA) by the NZ Historic Places Trust and a Variation is
                             Parking /                                                                                                   currently being undertaken by the City Plan staff to provide greater integration between the District Plan and
                             Building                                                                                                    the AHA. The Council will also be commissioning a Cultural Heritage Thematic Study for Banks Peninsula this
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                             design /                                                                                                    financial year and intends to do a preliminary review of the current BPDP heritage schedules to ensure a more
                              Strong    (3) That the identity and character of Akaroa be maintained / developed through                  consistent standard of heritage significance. The current Heritage Grants Policy was extended in 2007 to       No amendment
                           communities controlling the design of new buildings, and conserving old character buildings.                  cover BP. The issues associated with loss of character and/or heritage values are addressed in the               necessary
                                                                                                                                         discussion document under 'historic character and heritage values'. Some design guidelines currently exist in
                                                                                                                                         the District Plan for properties within the Residential Conservation and Town Centre Zones in Akaroa. A
                                                                                                                                         consent is generally required to alter buildings in these zones, for which the Council can reserve discretion
                                                                                                                                         over design matters.

                                                                                                                                         The Council's Long Term Council Community Plan includes community outcomes regarding 'strong
                                                                                                                                         communities' and a 'Strengthening Communities Strategy' has also been developed as a framework to guide               No amendment
                                            (4) Develop and enhance community spirit in small centres.
                                                                                                                                         the Council's contribution to achieving strong communities. Issues relating to strong communities are                   necessary
                                                                                                                                         identified in the discussion document.
                                            Provision of public toilets for travellers and tourists. Related to issues of water supply   As visitor numbers are projected to increase, the appropriate provision of toilet facilities will become important.
 12m PHY / ECN             public toilets                                                                                                                                                                                                                           73
                                            and wastewater disposal.                                                                     The current water and wastewater situation is noted.
                                                                                                                                         The Settlements Study will assist in informing any strategic land purchase decisions by the Council. A
                                            Purchase by Council of flat land for recreational purposes, along with retention of all
                                                                                                                                         community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning for
                                            existing reserves for sporting and recreational activities. Submitter notes that there are
 15f                        Recreation                                                                                                   community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities, which will help inform long              25
                                            now more horse riders in the harbour basin area than ever, judging by blacksmith /
                                                                                                                                         term budget decisions. However, the relative shortage of flat land in the basin has been incorporated into the
                                            farrier's visits.
                                                                                                                                         issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
 16f                                        Agrees with Issues                                                                           N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary

                                                                                                                                         The Settlements Study will assist in informing any strategic land purchase decisions by the Council. A
                                            More thought given to the provision of recreational areas for sport, for both permanent      community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning for
 17f                        Recreation      residents and visitors. Flat land is at a premium and needs to be reserved for group         community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities, which will help inform long              25
                                            sports, especially if more permanent residents come to the area.                             term budget decisions. However, the relative shortage of flat land in the basin has been incorporated into the
                                                                                                                                         issues.

                                            Acknowledgement that the current community will probably not change much given the           The document notes the issues associated with the existing population structure, and also the likely impacts if       No amendment
 18f                          general
                                            older population and holiday home owners.                                                    visitor numbers continue to grow and there are fewer people to provide the supporting services.                         necessary


                                            Acknowledgement that notable buildings have been preserved through volunteer labour. The comments are acknowledged. The issues acknowledge that any erosion of heritage character can have
                                                                                                                                   adverse effects on community identity. The Council is intending to commission a Cultural Heritage Thematic
                            community                                                                                              Study for Banks Peninsula this financial year and also intends to do a preliminary review of the current BPDP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 19f                         facilities /                                                                                          heritage schedules to ensure a more consistent standard of heritage significance. The current Heritage
                                            Protection of the land around St John the Evangelist Anglican Church at Duvauchelle to Grants Policy was extended in 2007 to cover BP. The issues associated with loss of character and/or heritage    necessary
                              heritage
                                            ensure that it doesn't become 'crowded' if the wrong type of structure/s was erected   values are addressed in the discussion document under 'historic character and heritage values'. The
                                            nearby.                                                                                comments relating to the church at Duvauchelle have been passed on to the Council's Heritage Team.




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                                                                                                                                         The discussion document identifies on page 30 the community expectations for Wainui as articulated to the
                                                                                                                                         Council in several forums prior to the commencement of this Study. The existing residential zone at Wainui
                                                                                                                                         may be subdivided as of right. If the Settlements Study work shows that Wainui is one of the locations within
                                          Greater recognition of the community's expectations and aspirations for Wainui, which          the harbour basin where future long-term growth (beyond the existing zoned residential area) can be
                              Strong                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
 21f                                      do not include growth, shops or subdivisions. Concern that growth will reduce the              accommodated then a recommendation may be included within the final Implementation Plan that an Area
                            community                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                          cohesion of the existing strong, friendly community.                                           Plan be developed for the settlement to provide more detailed studies and landuse options. This would be
                                                                                                                                         developed in conjunction with all stakeholders of the community, including all landowners and both permanent
                                                                                                                                         and part-time residents. The council is committed to developing Strong Communities, as articulated in the
                                                                                                                                         LTCCP and various council work programmes are based on this.

                                                                                                                                         A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning        No amendment
                                          Provide a squash court in Duvauchelle
                                                                                                                                         for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities.                                  necessary

                             facilities                                                                                                  The Council's Capital Programme Unit has a rolling programme of inspections of harbour facilities. This
                                                                                                                                         comment regarding the Barrys Bay boat ramp has been passed on to that unit. Through the inspections and              No amendment
                   PHY                    Upgrading of the boat ramp in Barrys Bay
                                                                                                                                         renewals programme, any facilities requiring major works would be assessed in respect of various options (eg           necessary
                                                                                                                                         replace / enlarge / relocate etc) and would involve community consultation.

                   PHY                    Better parking at French Farm wharf.                                                           Parking at coastal facilities has now been incorporated into the issues.                                                25, 38
 22f

                                                                                                                                         Wainui Road is a 'Seal 1' road in the roading hierarchy, meaning that it is intended to perform the function of a
                                                                                                                                         sealed arterial road. However the road appears to be developed and used in a way that would reflect a lesser
                             transport                                                                                                   status. Roads are currently maintained to an approved Asset Management Plan and there may be a mis-
                   PHY                    Continued upgrading of Barrys Bay to Wainui Road.                                              alignment between that Plan and the classification as Seal 1 in the former BPDC Roading Policy, which may                 34
                                                                                                                                         be creating expectations that are too high. This is likely to be an issue for this study in relation to any longer
                                                                                                                                         term development pressures and in the meantime the comment has been forwarded to the Network and Asset
                                                                                                                                         Management Planning Unit.


                                                                                                                                         A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning
                                                                                                                                         for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities. The Council's role in
                           facilities and An increase of community services that will attract people for both residential living and                                                                                                                          No amendment
 24f                                                                                                                                     encouraging strong communities will likely give rise to particular options to address issues, namely supporting
                             services     holiday stays, in particular tennis courts, boating facilities etc.                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                                                                                                                         development of additional facilities in order to encourage permanent residents to the harbour basin. The
                                                                                                                                         development and assessment of options will occur later in the study.

                                                                                                                                         Building Codes relate to the structural integrity of a building; what is sought is perhaps an extension of the
                             style and
                                                                                                                                         Design Guidelines in the District Plan. The City Plan Team is currently developing a variation to the District
                           character of New development in Akaroa must be sympathetic to the scale and character historic                                                                                                                                     No amendment
 26f     SLU                                                                                                                             Plan to address the Akaroa Historic Area; this feedback has been forwarded to them. The issue of new
                                new     buildings, through implementation of a building code.                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                                                                                                                         development potentially compromising heritage character/values is identified in the Social Environment
                           development
                                                                                                                                         Chapter.
                                                                                                                                         All landowners in the harbour basin have been advised by letter of the Settlements Study in recognition of the
                                          Recognition that the communities of the harbour basin include farmers and rural
                                                                                                                                         wider communities of interest beyond the immediate study areas. All those who have indicated that they
                                          workers; ensure that consultation is wider than retired people and bach owners who                                                                                                                                  No amendment
 27f                        population                                                                                                   would like to be kept informed as the study progresses will be advised of key milestones as they occur. All
                                          should not have all the say, particularly given their relatively limited contribution to the                                                                                                                          necessary
                                                                                                                                         feedback from the community will be listened to, recognising that there will be a wide range of viewpoints on
                                          locality.
                                                                                                                                         most subjects across the various stakeholder groups.

                                                                                                                                         A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning        No amendment
                                          Provision for equestrian activities as this sport is increasingly well supported.
                                                                                                                                         for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities, which will help inform long      necessary
                             sporting
 31f                                                                                                                                     term budget decisions. The Settlements Study will assist in informing any strategic land purchase decisions
                             facilities
                                          Provision of more flat land for team sports, particularly given any future increases in        by the Council. However, the relative shortage of flat land in the harbour basin has been incorporated into the
                                                                                                                                         issues.                                                                                                                   25
                                          residential population.

                                                                                                                                  Any additional information-gathering would need to have a clear purpose in informing decision-making and
                                          That the Council obtain more detailed data to define 'community', specifically a better
                                                                                                                                  there are times when a broad picture services its purpose as well as a detailed assessment, particularly given
                            community     understanding of where permanent residents live, where holiday homes are, and the                                                                                                                                   No amendment
 34f               ECN                                                                                                            time and cost implications. If/when such information becomes critical the decisions can be made around
                              data        percentage of holiday homes. It is considered that the Response Planning figure of 60%                                                                                                                                necessary
                                                                                                                                  spending priorities. A Real Estate Market study has been undertaken which provides a broad picture of the
                                          is probably out of date and too low.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
 36f                                     Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
 37f                                     Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
 38f                                     Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary


                                         A regularly scheduled bus service aimed at residents of the peninsula being able to get
                                                                                                                                       At present, the Akaroa Shuttle provides a service leaving Akaroa mid-morning and the Akaroa French
                                         to ChCh, instead of just day trippers coming to the peninsula. This would: (a) improve
                                                                                                                                       Connection often have buses leaving Akaroa early in the morning during summer (the latter service appears to
                               public    access to cultural and community support services, (b) provide a mechanism for the
 39f               PHY                                                                                                                 cater to sightseers). However, there are few opportunities to return to Akaroa after 2pm (the Shuttle has a         42
                             transport   potential workforce to be employed in areas with housing shortages, (c) be of benefit to
                                                                                                                                       4:30pm service on Friday only). The suggestions are noted, recognising that a viable service would require a
                                         the environment, and (d) alleviate the burden of increasing fuel prices for more remote
                                                                                                                                       certain level of patronage to be sustainable.
                                         communities.


                                                                                                                                  The Council generally does not contribute money towards boundary fencing works adjacent to paper roads,
                                                                                                                                  rural or urban. On Banks Peninsula there is some 1200km of paper unformed roads. The cost of construction
                   NAT,                  Submitter requests that the Christchurch City Council goes halves with them to fence off                                                                                                                     No amendment
 40f                         Fencing                                                                                              and upkeep of fencing across the Peninsula would be considerable and unsustainable. An application for a
                   PHY                   a paper road adjoining their property.                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                  half share of the fencing cost would be declined in that there is no precedent for it. A letter has been sent to
                                                                                                                                  landowner outlining the Council's position on this issue.

                                                                                                                                     Part of Akaroa is registered as a Heritage Area (AHA) by the NZ Historic Places Trust and a Variation is
                                                                                                                                     currently being undertaken by the City Plan staff to provide greater integration between the District Plan and
                                                                                                                                     the AHA. The Council will also be commissioning a Cultural Heritage Thematic Study for Banks Peninsula this
                                         Preservation of the historic character of Akaroa as this is one of the main reasons for its financial year and intends to do a preliminary review of the current BPDP heritage schedules to ensure a more
                             historic    attraction. Ensure that any new building and development is in accordance with existing consistent standard of heritage significance. The current Heritage Grants Policy was extended in 2007 to           No amendment
 41f
                            character    style and heritage, particularly on the hills where inappropriate buildings are more        cover BP. The issues associated with loss of character and/or heritage values are addressed in the               necessary
                                         obvious (eg new box townhouses in Akaroa above fire station area).                          discussion document under 'historic character and heritage values'. Some design guidelines currently exist in
                                                                                                                                     the District Plan for properties within the Residential Conservation and Town Centre Zones in Akaroa. A
                                                                                                                                     consent is generally required to alter buildings in these zones, for which the Council can reserve discretion
                                                                                                                                     over design matters.

                                         Preservation of only truly worthy and interesting historic sites and structures rather than   The extent and management of the Akaroa Historic Area is currently being addressed through a variation to
                                         overstatement of the historic character of Akaroa. Considers that newly arrived               the district plan. This comment has been passed on to staff who are involved in the variation work. The        No amendment
                                         residents are wanting to claim their little piece of heaven but now want nothing to           discussion document issues note that protecting only previous layers of history can create a 'museum piece'      necessary
 42f                                     change, whereas change is inevitable.                                                         settlement if care is not taken to reflect existing and future community values where appropriate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                         Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                         Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary

 43f                          strategic                                                                                                The submitter's concerns regarding public land available for recreational use are noted and the issues have
                             purchase, Development of a policy to acquire appropriate land for use as reserves to address a            been amended. Completion of the Issues and Options Study will inform the general types of work programmes
         NAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               25
                           reserves and lack of reserve land in the harbour basin                                                      which the Council will need to embark upon to address the issues. Purchase of strategic land may be an
                             walkways                                                                                                  option to address some of the issues identified, and as such would form part of a later part of this study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
 44f                                     Agrees with Issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary

                                                                                                                                    There is one archaeological site in Wainui but no listed heritage buildings. By comparison, Akaroa has a very
                                                                                                                                    large number of listed buildings and its central area has an historic area overlay. Heritage landscapes have
 45f
                                                                                                                                    been identified as part of the District Plan appeals, recently before the Environment Court; the associated
                            Heritage      Acknowledgement that Wainui has heritage character, including its topography which is                                                                                                                         No amendment
         SLU                                                                                                                        study notes only one heritage landscape in the Harbour Basin at Onawe. The study also identifies other
                            character     a unique and largely unspoiled example of NZ's coastal heritage.                                                                                                                                                necessary
                                                                                                                                    landscape features which will form part of the 'sieve mapping' process identifying the variety of constraints to
                                                                                                                                    long-term settlement development. The Natural Environment Chapter also includes issues associated with
                                                                                                                                    landscape character.

                                                                                                                                     The comments are acknowledged. The issues acknowledge that any erosion of heritage character can have
                                                                                                                                     adverse effects on community identity, tourism and the economy. In terms of future Council-led work on
                                          Acknowledgement of the work undertaken by private property owners in maintaining
                                                                                                                                     heritage values, a variation to the Banks Peninsula District Plan is currently underway to address the Akaroa
                                          their historic homes and commercial structures, which assists in retaining the historic
                                                                                                                                     Historic Area and its implementation. The Council will also be commissioning a Cultural Heritage Thematic
                                          character of Akaroa. This, together with the natural character and rural amenity of the                                                                                                                  No amendment
                             heritage                                                                                                Study for Banks Peninsula this financial year and also intends to do a preliminary review of the current BPDP
                                          harbour are the basis of the economic viability of the harbour basin and are the essential                                                                                                                 necessary
                                                                                                                                     heritage schedules to ensure a more consistent standard of heritage significance. The current Heritage
                                          qualities defining Akaroa and the Harbour Basin; they are the point of difference for
                                                                                                                                     Grants Policy was extended in 2007 to cover BP. The issues associated with loss of character and/or heritage
                                          marketing and 'branding' the Peninsula.
                                                                                                                                     values are addressed in the discussion document under 'historic character and heritage values'.


                                          Inclusion of rural hinterland and rural residents in the Study. The rural and coastal
                                          landscapes are an integral part of the character of the settlements and the issues facing The geophysical scope of the study is defined as relating to existing settlements only. However, public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                          both urban and rural communities cannot be artificially separated. Rural residents are a consultation on the study has included all landowners within the whole harbour basin, in recognition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                          vital part of the Akaroa Harbour Basin community and are the mainstay of many             wider community input needed for long-term planning in these areas.
                                          volunteer and community services.

                                                                                                                                    The potential for residential development to occur within rural zones is constrained by the District Plan zonings
                                                                                                                                    and associated provisions. This Study looks at the settlements and their immediate hinterland, and addresses
                          urban vs rural
                   SLU                   That the blurring of a boundary between 'urban and rural' settings be addressed; there     issues regarding the longterm management of the urban areas. The study includes as an issue that many of
                              focus                                                                                                                                                                                                                         7, 86
                                         has been a tendency and slow movement of urban encroachment into rural zones.              the settlements are comprised of 'pockets' of urban zoning interspersed with rural land, and that a continuation
                                                                                                                                    of that trend would give rise to an ad hoc and scattered urban settlement pattern. Similarly, urban sprawl can
                                                                                                                                    have unwanted effects associated with it and a new issue has been created to address this.

                                          Retention of the qualities that visitors seek and that are under threat by increased use
                                                                                                                                     The Social Environment and Natural Environment chapters of the discussion document address issues                  No amendment
                                          and potential degradation (Akaroa's historic character/charm; the superb natural setting -
                                                                                                                                     associated with these unique aspects of the harbour basin.                                                           necessary
                                          scenic beauty, tranquil peacefulness of the surrounding harbour).

                                                                                                                              Voluntary organisations are recognised within the issue relating to community facilities and services and briefly
                             strong    Greater recognition of the role played by volunteers in the Akaroa community. The need discussed at the top of page 31 of the discussion document. However, it is acknowledged that further              No amendment
                           communities for greater recognition and support is an issue in itself.                             discussion on this matter may have been useful. The comment regarding the need for greater recognition and          necessary
                                                                                                                              support has been passed on to Council staff responsible for community grants.
 49x
                                                                                                                                    The Museum is not specifically mentioned in the discussion document as the chapter was not intending to
                                                                                                                                    create an inventory of all community facilities and there were no known issues in relation to the museum.
                                          Inclusion of Akaroa museum which is a cultural resource and a focal point for the local                                                                                                                       No amendment
                             museum                                                                                                 Nevertheless, it is acknowledged that the Museum is clearly an important facility to the locality. A community
                                          community and region since its inception more than 40 years ago.                                                                                                                                                necessary
                                                                                                                                    facilities inventory has recently been prepared by Council staff, and this inventory includes recognition of the
                                                                                                                                    Museum under the 'cultural facilities' section.
                                                                                                                                    A community facilities inventory has recently been developed within the Council as part of long term planning
                           health care
                                                                                                                                    for community needs. Future work may include identifying any shortfall of facilities and will inform long term
                               and                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                          Recognition that there is no dental service as yet and no public swimming pool.           budgeting decisions. It should also be noted that some services are principally provided by way of private
                           recreational                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                                                                                                                    businesses and that there may be wider issues at play in relation to the lack of such services in the harbour
                             facilities
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                                             Recognition that the permanent population will probably not increase to a great degree
                                             because of the high cost of property and few long term rental houses available, with the    The issues noted here are covered under the sections on Managing Urban Change and Economic
                              Housing        market likely to continue to cater for holiday homes. Property valuations may force older   Environment in the discussion document. Information has recently been collected on areas of the district
                  UC, EC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        67
                            affordability    residents and families on low incomes to shift away from the area. This will increase the   where rates are increasing. A study on the real estate market in the harbour basin has also been undertaken.
                                             imbalance between permanent residents and casual visitors, with a potential detriment       The additional information has informed amendments to the issues..
                                             to community well-being and social cohesion.

                                             Recognition that rural residents are a vital part of the Akaroa Harbour Basin community     While the geophysical scope of the study is limited to the settlements of the Harbour Basin, it is acknowledged No amendment
                           rural residents
                                             and are the mainstay of many volunteer and community services.                              that rural residents are key to the functioning of the community networks.                                        necessary


                                                                                                                                         The majority of public property in Akaroa is managed by the City Council. Private businesses wishing to
                                         Inclusion of an issue concerning a demand for private commercial use of public space,           occupy this land are not permitted to do so as of right. For example, the Marine Facilities Control Bylaw 2002
                                         and the lack of policies / planning for dealing with this (examples are given in the            states that "no charter or commercial operator shall use a Council wharf, without the permission of the Council   No amendment
                   ECN      public space
                                         submission, including proposals for storage units on open public space, extension to            having first been obtained". Ongoing demand to occupy this space is unlikely to diminish but regulatory             necessary
                                         Main Wharf, amusement ride adjacent to Main Wharf entrance, outdoor dining etc).                processes are in place for assessing applications as they arise, and enforcement procedures are also used
                                                                                                                                         where necessary. A study is currently underway to assess long-term business land supply needs.

                             Fire and                                                                                                    The Discussion Document identifies pressures on medical and emergency services as an issue that may arise
                                             Acknowledgment that the volunteer fire brigade is often stretched very thin during the
         NAT                emergency                                                                                                    with a long-term increase in residents. The issues have been amended to address pressures on these                     23
                                             busy Christmas holiday period.
                             services                                                                                                    services due to seasonal fluctuations in visitors and residents.

                                             Additional space for consultation rooms for doctors and a physiotherapist, as the current
                                                                                                                                         The discussion document identifies issues, which includes the recognition of pressure on existing services
                                             health centre facilities in Akaroa are inadequate. Review the complex leasing
                                                                                                                                         such as medical and emergency services. Options to address the issues will be canvassed in a broad sense
                            health care      arrangement between the Council and Canterbury DHB. Feedback considers that the                                                                                                                          No amendment
 51x                                                                                                                                     later in the study. In addition, an application for funding from the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board has been
                             facilities      City Council has a role regarding ownership and development of premises for the care of                                                                                                                    necessary
                                                                                                                                         made to undertake a Community Needs Analysis; this would assess the current situation and, if necessary,
                                             their communities (as has been done in the case of Ashburton District Council which
                                                                                                                                         enable suitable options to be identified.
                                             owns the premises of some practices).

                                             Acknowledgement that the community is experiencing many detrimental economic,               Different sections of the report address issues on the economic and social environment. Specific references       No amendment
                              Holiday        social and cultural effects, due to:                                                        are noted below.                                                                                                    necessary
                   ECN
                              homes
                                             (a) holiday homes undermining the coherence of community life, with a lack of year-         While holiday homes are addressed within the discussion document, the effects on community coherence in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22
                                             round neighbours;                                                                           relation to year-round neighbours is not.
                             Affordable                                                                                                  Housing affordability issues are addressed under the Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion               No amendment
                   ECN                       (b) lack of affordable housing for families;
                              housing                                                                                                    document.                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
                             Population      (c) an unbalanced population demographic;                                                   The ageing workforce is addressed as an issue under 'community structure'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
 52x                                         (d) recreational clubs struggling (including tennis club - no longer active; croquet club;
                             Recreation                                                                                                 While the effects of increasing population on certain recreational facilities has been noted, the effects of
                                             drama club - no longer exists; Akaroa Heritage Park - difficulty recruiting a committee to                                                                                                                         22
                               clubs                                                                                                    reduced population have not specifically been noted in the discussion document.
                                             run the park).

                                                                                                                                  The principles behind this suggestion are understood, however the Council cannot constrain itself to such a
                                                                                                                                  policy. It is not always practical or possible for the Council to retain ownership of land and in some cases
                                                                                                                                  retained ownership may not deliver the best or desired outcome. There are also legislative requirements that
                                         Development by the Council of a written policy in relation to Community/Council/Publicly
                           Council-owned                                                                                          come into consideration in terms of land ownership. Any significant decisions by the Council are required by             No amendment
                                         owned land which enshrines the principle of continual community ownership (eg refer
                               land                                                                                               the Local Government Act to progress through a community consultation process prior to making the decision.                necessary
                                         the proposal to sell the BP Meats site into private ownership).
                                                                                                                                  While this doesn't always relate to the sale of land, it is quite likely that any decisions on the likes of a property
                                                                                                                                  as significant as the BP Meats site would have some public visibility and would certainly be considered by the
                                                                                                                                  Community Board prior to a Council decision.

                                         That CCC take over the management of the Akaroa Heritage Park, which was                        While the effects of increasing population on certain recreational facilities has been noted, the effects of
                              Akaroa
 56p                                     established in 1993, given that its patron/leader has died, and given that the average          reduced population has not specifically been noted in the discussion document. In addition to amending the             22
                           Heritage Park
                                         age of those who work on the park is 79.                                                        issue, this comment has been forwarded to the Council's Greenspace unit.




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                                          Follow up on a former BPDC decision to spend $10k of development contributions             This request for information has been forwarded to the Akaroa Service Centre in relation to expenditure of
                             Wainui       money on public works in Wainui, specifically in relation to a suggestion to address the   development contributions in Wainui, and to the Greenspace Capital Programme Team who have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32
                             slipway      precarious slipway, where the breakwater doesn't so much break the water as                working on an inventory of harbour facilities. In relation to identifying issues within the Akaroa Harbour Basin,
                                          exacerbate a 'tidal heave'.                                                                a new set of issues has been created in relation to coastal recreational infrastructure.

                                                                                                                                     This comment has been passed on to the Subdivisions Team. In relation to harbour basin issues, the
                                                                                                                                     document identifies the protection of native flora and fauna but does not identify as an issue any shortfall of
                                                                                                                                     vegetated areas in and around settlements or note mechanisms to increase the current levels of vegetation.
 57p                                      Establishment of a planted buffer of native vegetation around the Rural Management
                   SLU,    Subdivision                                                                                               One study recently completed (real estate market) notes that there are higher levels of vegetation around           No amendment
                                          Subdivision in Wainui as required, either by the developer or by locals if the Council
                   NAT       buffer                                                                                                  settlements than in the rural areas so it is unclear the extent to which this is a strategic issue rather than a      necessary
                                          would pay for plants.
                                                                                                                                     local enforcement issue. In addition, if Wainui is identified as a settlement that could potentially consolidate
                                                                                                                                     further over time then it will be recommended for an Area Plan process which will look in more detail at the
                                                                                                                                     various vegetation links.

                                                                                                                                     This suggestion has been passed to the Network Planning Team Greenspace. The document does note as an
                            Beach-side    Deviation of Wainui Road around Stanbury Reserve to enable a larger area of reserve
                   PHY                                                                                                               issue that potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to limited access and space available in the            25
                             reserve      land to be directly adjacent to the foreshore.
                                                                                                                                     beach hinterland and poor quality (or a lack of) facilities.

                                          Prohibition over any more development / subdivision / residential zoning around Onawe      The mapping of constraints will include silent files, archaeological sites and coastal protection areas, which
                              Onawe       headland, given that it is seen as the gateway to Onawe Peninsula and Pa, is the most      includes portions of the land around the headland and all of Onawe Peninsula. As noted in the issues,          No amendment
 58x               SLU
                            subdivision   dominant feature of the inner harbour and most photographed, is revered by Maori, and      archaeological and waahi tapu sacred sites could be compromised if subjected to development pressures; this      necessary.
                                          is the site of archaeological remains.                                                     may result in restrictions to future settlement size and form.

                                                                                                                                       The development and application of development contributions is governed by the Local Government Act. It
                                                                                                                                       stipulates that development contributions can only be taken to fund the additional demand for network and
                                                                                                                                       community infrastructure created as a result of growth, not backlog or renewal. Nor can development
                                                                                                                                       contributions be taken for maintenance. The maintenance of Council-owned facilities is budgeted for
                                                                                                                                       separately through the Council's Long Term Council Community Plan 2006/16 (LTCCP). Therefore, where
                            Upgrade of    Upgrading of the slipways and wharfs to cope now, and use development contributions maintenance is required in respect of existing network infrastructure (including roads and other transport,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                             harbour      to service loans/repay debts (rather than as an 'entry fee' because by then it is too late). sewage disposal and water supply) and community infrastructure (public amenities), the funds cannot come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary.
                             facilities   Apply the same approach to roads, sewage and water.                                          from development contributions.

                                                                                                                                     Upgrades required due to growth-related development in the locality may, however, be funded by development
                                                                                                                                     contributions, but only where such upgrades have been identified as a project in the LTCCP. The LTCCP
 59x                                                                                                                                 currently identifies certain upgrades to roads and other transport, sewage disposal, water supply and public
                                                                                                                                     amenities in the Akaroa Harbour basin. Additional upgrades will need to be identified through future LTCCP
                                                                                                                                     processes.
                                                                                                                                     It would be both inappropriate and illegal for the Council to directly control land in Maori ownership. The
                           Maori-owned                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
                                       Control of Maori-owned cultural land by council because we are one nation/people.             Council is required to abide by the Treaty of Waitangi as a treaty partner, and the Principles of the Treaty are
                              land                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                                                                                                                                     to be given effect to within Resource Management processes.

                                                                                                                                     The district plan protects vegetation which is considered to be of significance to an area's character (including
                                                                                                                                     protected introduced trees as well as significant indigenous vegetation). Other vegetation on private properties
                            Vegetation    Retention of English (and French) trees / shrubs / flowers / hedges which give the area                                                                                                                      No amendment
                   NAT                                                                                                               is managed by the owner, who may remove and replant shrubs, flowers and hedges as they desire. However,
                            protection    the character it has today and which is being affected by native planting enthusiasts.                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                     this comment has been passed on to the City Plan team who are currently working on a variation to the district
                                                                                                                                     plan to address historic character in Akaroa.




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                                                                                                                                       The Boffa Miskell study identifies the most outstanding Heritage Landscapes on Banks Peninsula. Of note, this
                                           The submitter disagrees with the Boffa Miskell Landscape Report that identifies no          includes Onawe Peninsula, which is outside the Settlement Study Area. The Boffa Miskell study also excludes No amendment
                                           Heritage Landscape features in the study area.                                              existing settled areas (which are the focus of the settlements study), which includes the Takapuneke/Greens   necessary.
                                                                                                                                       Point/Red House Bay Precinct and Curtilage. This area is currently protected as a Council reserve.
                           landscape /
         NAT
                             heritage
                                                                                                                                    The sieve mapping exercise will take into account heritage features, archaeological sites, reserves and silent
                                           That heritage landscapes of significance to tangata whenua are identified and taken into
                                                                                                                                    files as layers of constraint to further development. For any that may show potential for future settlement
                                           account as part of ongoing work under the Settlements Study and that nga Runanga are                                                                                                                                   18
                                                                                                                                    growth, an area plan may be recommended which would likely include an assessment of local landscape
                                           involved if a programme of work associated with this is undertaken.
                                                                                                                                    values that are sensitive to change.
 60x
                                           No amendment to the descriptions of the cultural and historical relationship Ngai Tahu                                                                                                                            No amendment
                           sacred sites                                                                                                N/A
                                           have with Akaroa Harbour and in relation to sites of significance within the study areas.                                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                 The 'Identifying the Issues' document is not intended to be reprinted; rather, the issues identified (a) in that
                                                                                                                                 document, (b) through community consultation and (c) through technical reports currently being prepared, will
                             cultural   Inclusion of a statement in the social or cultural sections referencing the cultural
                                                                                                                                 together inform preparation of a 'Statement of Issues'. However, it is acknowledged here that in accordance                 No amendment
                          wellbeing and wellbeing of Ngai Tahu and that opportunities to enhance Ngai Tahu cultural identity and
                                                                                                                                 with the Council's Treaty and other legislative obligations, the Council will have regard to the relationship                 necessary
                             identity   belonging will be considered in future growth planning and development.
                                                                                                                                 between Ngai Tahu and the settlement study areas of the Akaroa Harbour in any decisions regarding the
                                                                                                                                 management of future urban settlement patterns.

                                                                                                                                       It is understood that the fire siren predates the subdivision, in which case this is a situation of 'buyer beware'.
                                                                                                                                       Research into the situation has revealed that in 2003 the Mayor of the former Banks Peninsula District Council
                                                                                                                                       negotiated with the Fire Service to have the fire siren in Tirohanga Terrace fitted with a timer so that it sounds
                                                                                                                                       for only 30 seconds at night and for 2 minutes during the day. Different pagers for Fire Service personnel were
                                                                                                                                       investigated however a backup siren was considered by the Brigade to be essential. The Community Board
                                                                                                                                       noted that the concession by the Fire Service to limit the operation of the siren was acceptable as it appeared
                                           Address placement of rural fire alarm and use of a better communication system (eg          to be highly impracticable to relocate the siren. More recent communication with Fire Service Assistant
                            Fire alarm /
 61x               PHY                     pagers / cell phones) because one pole is amongst a residential area (Tirohanga             Regional Commander has confirmed the importance of ensuring that the volunteer service is able to respond                  85
                             nuisance
                                           Terrace) and creates an unacceptable level of noise for occupants.                          and that there is no option at present to remove the siren entirely.

                                                                                                                                       In respect of issues for the harbour basin, future landuse and subdivision would need to consider the location
                                                                                                                                       and effects of such facilities to ensure that existing, legitimate noise-creating activities are not under pressure
                                                                                                                                       to reduce their operations or relocate due to encroachment by more sensitive residential activities. In terms of
                                                                                                                                       longer term options, there may be scope for continued discussions with the Fire Service over long-term
                                                                                                                                       placement of the siren.

                                                                                                                                       This issue is acknowledged under 'community structure' in the Social Environment Chapter of the discussion            No amendment
         ECN                Population     Initiatives to encourage people to live in the harbour basin
                                                                                                                                       document. Development of broad options to address these issues will take place later in the study.                      necessary.

                                                                                                                                       A health impact assessment is most appropriately undertaken when a certain strategy is promulgated. This
                                                                                                                                       study is rather investigating what the issues are for the harbour basin settlements, and some broad level
                          Health impact                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                        A health impact assessment as part of the study, as undertaken for the UDS.                    options to address the issues. More detailed investigation into those options would form part of an
                           assessment                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
 63p                                                                                                                                   Implementation Plan to inform future work streams, and a health impact assessment may be advisable as part
                                                                                                                                       of some of those projects (eg any Area Plans that may result).

                                                                                                                                       The discussion document identifies issues, which includes recognition of pressure on existing services such as
                                           Consideration given to council supplying facilities for certain community services eg GP    medical and emergency services. Options to address the issues will be canvassed in a broad sense later in
                            health care                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
                                           rooms, given that it is not as easy to obtain premises as in the city. Thinking needs to    the study. In addition, an application for funding from the Akaroa/Wairewa Community Board has been made
                             facilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                           be different to urban Christchurch thinking.                                                to undertake a Community Needs Analysis; this would assess the current situation and, if necessary, enable
                                                                                                                                       suitable options to be identified.




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                                                                                                                                       Some design guidelines currently exist in the District Plan for properties within the Residential Conservation
                                                                                                                                       and Town Centre Zones in Akaroa. A consent is required to alter buildings in these zones, for which the
                                            Acknowledgement that architectural 'decisions' in Akaroa have been appalling. What         Council can reserve discretion over design matters. Part of Akaroa is also registered as a Heritage Area (AHA) No amendment
                             Heritage
                                            can CCC do about this? (eg design regulations)                                             by the NZ Historic Places Trust and a Variation is currently being undertaken the City Plan staff to provide     necessary.
                                                                                                                                       greater integration between the District Plan and the AHA. Consultation on this Variation was undertaken in
                                                                                                                                       early 2008, and will help in planning for future provisions to protect the AHA and Akaroa heritage.

                                                                                                                                       It is not always practical or possible for the Council to retain ownership of land and in some cases retained
 64m                                                                                                                                   ownership may not deliver the best or desired outcome. Any significant decision by the Council, including in
                                                                                                                                       relation to sale of assets, is required by the Local Government Act to progress through a community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                            Continued ownership and control over land currently owned by CCC.                          consultation process prior to making the decision. It is quite likely that any decisions on significant properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                          Council-owned                                                                                                (eg the BP Meats site) will have some public visibility and will certainly be considered by the Community Board
                              land                                                                                                     prior to a Council decision. Issues concerning affordable accommodation by locals are identified in the
                                                                                                                                       Economic Environment chapter of the discussion document.

                                                                                                                                       The longer term uses for the BP Meats site will be informed in part by the outcomes of this study. It is
                                            Use of the BP Meats site for boutique shops, flats, and accommodation for people who                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                                                                                                                       important to ensure that the site is used in a way that best addresses any issues in the township and supports
                                            service the area.                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                       strong community development.

                                                                                                                                       Completion of the Issues and Options Study will inform the general types of work programmes which the
                          Strategic land Purchase by Council of strategic land as it comes up for sale, for various initiatives (eg                                                                                                                       No amendment
                                                                                                                                       Council will need to embark upon to address the issues. Purchase of strategic land may be an option to
                            purchase     reserves, affordable housing etc).                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                                                                                                                       address some of the issues identified, and if so would form part of a later part of this study.

 66m                                                                                                                                   Local residents would likely be those most inconvenienced by any closure of the service station, although it is
                                                                                                                                       noted that frequently in NZ the smaller rural service stations are taken over by new operators when the larger
                                            Acknowledgement that the petrol station in Akaroa has recently lost its franchise and is
                           Petrol station                                                                                              companies move out. This situation accentuates the potential need for a modal shift to alternative transport for        89
                                            running on a monthly basis.
                                                                                                                                       some of the journeys currently undertaken by private motor vehicle. This is an issue addressed in part in the
                                                                                                                                       discussion document under 'reliance on the motor vehicle' and 'public transport'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
 68f                                        Agrees with the issues                                                                     N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary.

                                                                                                                                       Local residents would likely be those most inconvenienced by any closure of the service station, although it is
                                                                                                                                       noted that frequently in NZ the smaller rural service stations are taken over by new operators when the larger
                            Community       Action to be taken in relation to key community services such as petrol stations, which
                   ECN                                                                                                                 companies move out. This situation accentuates the potential need for a modal shift to alternative transport for        89
                             services       may not be able to continue to be commercially viable.
                                                                                                                                       some of the journeys currently undertaken by private motor vehicle. This is an issue addressed in part in the
 69m                                                                                                                                   discussion document under 'reliance on the motor vehicle' and 'public transport'.

                                                                                                                                       The issue around provision of community facilities and services is addressed in the discussion document in         No amendment
                                            Retention of services such as health care providers and aged care facilities.
                                                                                                                                       relation to existing medical services.                                                                               necessary.

                                          Consideration of the wider heritage values of the harbour basin and the impacts of urban
                                          settlement on those contextual values. Include reference to heritage sites beyond the
                          Heritage in the study areas as well as within them to provide an overall 'big picture' context which can
                                                                                                                                       The intent of identifying specific heritage sites/areas within the study areas is to ensure that these are
                          wider harbour then inform development planning in each of the settlement areas. The feedback notes
                                                                                                                                       identified as a constraint on the 'sieve maps' for each settlement. This will ensure that these sites are not
                               basin      that the 'heritage stories' of the harbour basin make connections between multiple
                                                                                                                                       considered as suitable for intensification of residential activity. Only those study areas which appear to show
                                          places both within and outside of the study areas and that ideally the Cultural Heritage
                                                                                                                                       greater potential for long term consolidation will be taken forward to the Implementation Plan for more detailed   No amendment
                                          Thematic Study for Banks Peninsula will be developed in time to inform this work.
                                                                                                                                       planning work. The Cultural Heritage Thematic Study, which is planned for this year, will inform long term           necessary
                                                                                                                                       strategic work to ensure that important considerations within/beyond these study areas are taken into account.
                                            Inclusion of additional NZHPT registered historic places, historic areas, wahi tapu and    The comments in relation to the two additional registered sites are received with thanks and any areas which
                                            wahi tapu areas, specifically: the Akaroa Waterfront Historic Area and Onawe Pa wahi       form part of the study areas will be noted within the constraints mapping process.
                                            tapu; also Tuhiraki (Mt Bossu) and Oteauheke (Brazen Nose) which are both in the
                                            process of being registered. All 68 NZHPT registered sites in the Akaroa Harbour Basin
                                            should be included to assist in future development of the Akaroa Harbour Basin.
 70f
                                            That a comprehensive archaeological assessment is undertaken within the areas
                                                                                                                                       Any study areas that are identified as having potential for long term consolidation will be recommended for an     No amendment
                                            subject to the Study, to not only obtain a more accurate record of recorded
                                                                                                                                       Area Plan process. This would enable more detailed information gathering to occur such as that suggested.            necessary
                                            archaeological sites, but also identify previously unknown sites.



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                                                                                                                                Chapter 10 of the discussion document sets out the two principle pieces of legislation that form the umbrella
                                                                                                                                for this study: the RMA and the LGA, as well as various policy documents that have been developed under this
                                       That the Historic Places Act 1993 be included under section 10 (relevant legislation and legislation. A variety of other legislation that has some relevance but is not included within the document   No amendment
                                       guiding documents)                                                                       includes the Historic Places Act, Transit New Zealand Act etc. All relevant legislation will be considered as   necessary
                                                                                                                                and when appropriate. The document will not be reprinted but the comment in relation to the Historic Places
                                                                                                                                Act is accepted with thanks.




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                                                                                                                                      The pressures on water and wastewater systems are identified in the discussion document. Options to
                                          Greater emphasis on alternative water supply and waste systems. Eg more use of
                           Water and                                                                                                  address these issues will be covered later in the Study and via a subsequent Implementation Plan. There is           No amendment
                                          rainwater, composting toilets, modern septic tank systems, using treatment plants to
                           Wastewater                                                                                                 also a study underway by the Council's Asset & Network Planning Unit to address water and wastewater                   necessary
                                          deal with liquid waste and leaving solids to property owners with adequate safeguards.
                                                                                                                                      issues in Akaroa township, which will specifically be looking at some of the options mentioned.

                                                                                                                                   The respondent is probably referring to onsite disposal after treatment through an OASIS type septic tank
                                                                                                                                   system, where the effluent is typically sprayed onto a suitable area of ground at a rate that the soil can accept.
                                                                                                                                   Environment Canterbury's Natural Resources Regional Plan sets minimum lot sizes for such systems to be
                                          Low density, unreticulated subdivision in areas of lesser landscape value, via
         SLU               Wastewater                                                                                              acceptable. This issue is strongly aligned with those that pursue greater flexibility for rural-residential lifestyle        88
                                          engineered disposal fields for wastewater which would not load infrastructure resources.
                                                                                                                                   blocks, with the issue being that such developments are not currently provided for through the district plan
                                                                                                                                   other than by way of a floating rural-residential zone which has not been applied within the harbour basin to
                                                                                                                                   date.
  1f

                                                                                                                                      This may be looked at to the extent that these areas are within the study areas, and this will also be picked up
         SLU                              Low density, unreticulated subdivision in areas of lesser landscape value.                                                                                                                                            88
                                                                                                                                      in part by sieve mapping exercise. The issue regarding rural-residential development has been expanded.
                           Water supply
                                                                                                                                      The pressures on water and wastewater systems are identified in the discussion document. Options to
                                                                                                                                      address these issues will be covered later in the Study and via a subsequent Implementation Plan. There is           No amendment
         NAT                              Consider on-site rainwater collection systems to alleviate water supply issues.
                                                                                                                                      also a study underway by the Council's Asset & Network Planning Unit to address water and wastewater                   necessary
                                                                                                                                      issues in Akaroa township.

                                                                                                                                      The popularity of the harbour basin is unlikely to decrease; the intention is to be clear about how/when/where
                                          Retention of lesser quality roads and limited development to limit accidents which seem
          UC                Transport                                                                                                 any further change in residential and other activities should occur. The link between widening roads and                  36
                                          to occur when roads are widened and made safer, resulting in more speed and use.
                                                                                                                                      increasing use is noted in the road safety issues.


                                        An in-depth investigation of groundwater supplies is necessary to determine if new (or        Very little is known about groundwater resources in the harbour basin. An assessment of the groundwater
         NAT               Water supply increased) groundwater abstractions to supply water to growing populations in Akaroa          resource has been identified as an information requirement in the Discussion Document, should groundwater                 14
                                        will affect rural springs.                                                                    be identified as a viable source of domestic water supply in the future.

                                          Development of sewerage system to pump sewage through pipes laid on sea bed to
  2f                                                                                                                                  A study on Wastewater options is currently being completed and will be available for public consultation over
                                          settling ponds at Bromley, in recognition that sooner or later the present type of                                                                                                                               No amendment
                                                                                                                                      the next couple of months. Staff involved in this study have indicated that it would, however, be impractical to
                                          sewerage plants will be come overfilled, leading to more stinking sea as at Robinsons                                                                                                                              necessary
                           Wastewater,                                                                                                pump sewage from the Akaroa basin to Bromley.
                                          Bay.
                          industrial land
                                          Acknowledgement and further development of Barry's Bay as an industrial area,
                                                                                                                                      There is currently no land zoned for industrial activity at Barrys Bay. A study has recently been undertaken to      No amendment
                   ECN                    including development of a wall across the mudflat at lowtide and backfilling with slip
                                                                                                                                      identify long-term commercial and industrial land supply needs.                                                        necessary.
                                          material.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
  3f                                      Agrees with issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                          More maintenance of culverts. Eg a culvert blocked at Takamatua Beach area due to           This comment has been passed on to operations staff in the Council for their information and action as               No amendment
                                          willow roots.                                                                               appropriate.                                                                                                           necessary
                           Stormwater /                                                                                        Information has recently been obtained on coastal erosion around the harbour basin. This will include the
                             roading                                                                                           identification of any areas that are susceptible to erosion due to wave action, the presence and state of any
                                          Acknowledgement that sea walls have been damaged in the past (due to coastal erosion                                                                                                                             No amendment
  4f               NAT                                                                                                         erosion mitigation works and whether coastal erosion issues are associated with poorly designed or
                                          processes).                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary
                                                                                                                               constructed walls. The sieve mapping exercise will also take into account areas where further coastal erosion
                                                                                                                               is possible.

                                                                                                                                      This comment has been passed on to operations staff in the Council for their information and action as               No amendment
                             Roading      Upgrading and cleaning of gutters.
                                                                                                                                      appropriate.                                                                                                           necessary.




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                                                                                                                                        The City Council will shortly be introducing new methods of collecting waste which will include an organics
                                                                                                                                        collection in Akaroa where there is currently a kerbside collection. Grass clippings and weeds can be added to
                                                                                                                                        these bins. Organics collected in these bins will come back to the new compost plant in Christchurch. This
                                       A mechanism for disposal of green waste, given that (a) weed / tree growth is very high          may reduce the problem raised in this feedback. Greenwaste can also be dropped off at either Barry's Bay or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
  5f                       Solid Waste on the Peninsula; (b) the cost of transportation of the waste is prohibitive; and (c)            Birdlings Flat. This greenwaste is composted at Barry's Bay and is sold locally. The council currently has no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                       improper burning generates pollution. Suggests a controlled drying / burning facility.           other plans for dealing with greenwaste in the Akaroa basin area. However, the comment relating to controlled
                                                                                                                                        drying/burning facilities has been passed on to the City Water and Waste Unit for their information and
                                                                                                                                        consideration.


                                                                                                                                        The sieve mapping exercise will identify constraints and opportunities to long term settlement consolidation.
                                                                                                                                        One of the factors considered will be access to sewage treatment. If Takamatua Bay is shown as having
  6f                       Wastewater      Extension of sewer system to Takamatua Bay in the immediate future.                                                                                                                                                48
  1f                                                                                                                                    potential for long term consolidation due to an absence of other constraints, then access to sewage treatment
                                                                                                                                        would be investigated in more detail.


                                           Reduction in the speed limit along the State Highway between Barrys Bay and Akaroa to        The discussion document recognises that road safety is an issue. Options to address issues will be
                                           70km/h at the most, due to increased numbers of people walking along and crossing the        addressed broadly later in the study and via the subsequent Implementation Plan. Feedback from Transit is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                           highway and the poor visibility due to the bends in the roads. Alternatively: promote the    that: (a) the State Highway is under moderate pressure at peak times; and (b) there is no current plan for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                           summit road by reducing the speed limits around the bays and using better signage to         significant improvements although Transit will where possible improve safety and facilitate capacity for other
                                           encourage cars to use this road rather than the State Highway.                               modes (ie walking and cycling). This comment has been forwarded to Transit for their information.
                            Transport /
                           water quality                                                                                                The discussion document identifies issues within harbour basin settlements, and water quality issues are
                                                                                                                                        included within the document. Options to address the issues will be broadly canvassed later in this study and
                                           Upgrade of water quality in compliance with the Government's new standards, for              via the subsequent Implementation Plan. The Network & Asset Planning Unit is currently in the process of         No amendments
                                           systems such as at Duvauchelle that do become contaminated.                                  assessing each of the public water supply systems and identifying work required to meet the new standards.         necessary
                                                                                                                                        This will result in a programme of work being proposed for consideration in the next Long Term Council
                                                                                                                                        Community Plan.

                                           Better provision of parking at pressure points eg boat ramps. Considers that there is
  7f                                                                                                                                    The issues have been amended to incorporate parking pressures at coastal facilities.                                 25, 38
                                           inadequate parking at Duvauchelle.

                                                                                                                                        A work programme on the Akaroa walking routes was recently approved by the Akaroa/Wairewa Community
                                                                                                                                        Board. This will include improving signage on the Woodhills A and B and Ngaio Point tracks. Other initiatives
                   NAT                 Better signage for walkways to encourage their use.                                                                                                                                                                    27
                           Campervans,                                                                                                  to improve walkway use are being implemented over time, eg repairing some areas of track and working with
                             roading                                                                                                    landowners to secure long-term access for walkways over private land.
         SOC
                           network and
                             parking   Viewpoints preserved and well sign-posted. There is no signage below Ngaio Grove                 The issues have been amended and the comment has been passed on to staff addressing signage and
                   NAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25
                                       where people pull over to take photographs.                                                      interpretation.

                                                                                                                                    Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                           Rest stops for campervans with facilities (rubbish bins, sewage disposal) to improve the has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25
                                           current environment where campervans regularly park.                                     their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to
                                                                                                                                    deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
  9f                                       Agrees with issues                                                                           N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                           Agrees that water is Akaroa's main problem                                                   N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary
 10f                       Water supply
                                           That the Council access private as well as official rainfall records to assist long-term Variability of rainfall may affect future water supplies, as well as Council's ability to plan for and predict the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                   NAT                     planning. Acknowledgement that the variation in rainfall across the inner harbour can be impact of flood and storm events. The submitter's details and knowledge of rainfall and flood events were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary.
                                           significant.                                                                             passed on to the consultant who undertook research as part of an historical flooding study for this project.




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                                                                                                                                           Amendments to the vehicle equipment rule to target excessively noisy vehicles are due to come into effect this
                                                                                                                                           year as part of Warrant of Fitness tests. Transit NZ has also introduced a new policy 'Reverse Sensitivity' -
                                                                                                                                           this term relates to incompatible land uses that are placed in close proximity to one another, resulting in
                                              Limitations on noise levels on SH 75. Motorbikes are a serious noise pollutant in the                                                                                                                        No amendment
                           vehicle noise                                                                                                   conflict between the two activities and, generally, complaints from the more sensitive activity. Vehicles on
                                              bays.                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary.
                                                                                                                                           state highways can produce significant effects that extend beyond the state highway, such as vehicle noise
                                                                                                                                           and vibration. However, many of these effects are beyond Transit's control and the policy is unlikely to assist
                                                                                                                                           existing houses near state highways.
                                                                                                                                Part of the purpose of this study is to identify those areas which are subject to the fewest constraints to identify
                           infrastructure Housing development limited and aligned to available / minimum water supply/flows and whether long term planning studies are appropriate to enable development to occur in that location, rather than No amendment
                              capacity    wastewater resources.                                                                 taking a reactive approach to growth management. Part of the work would ensure that an appropriate level of          necessary
                                                                                                                                infrastructure was available to service the development.
                                                                                                                                The Natural Environment chapter identifies that there are few walkways between settlements, which limits
                                          Walkway connections between Duvauchelle, Robinsons Bay, Takamatua and Akaroa,
  1f               NAT       walkways                                                                                           walking as a viable mode of travel for residents and visitors. An interpretation project as part of the Council's       27
                                          together with improved signage for all walkways.
                                                                                                                                adopted Visitor Strategy is addressing signage issues.

                                                                                                                                           Environment Canterbury's Natural Resources Regional Plan restricts outdoor fires in residential areas.                No amendment
                           outdoor fires The prevention (and enforcement) of outdoor fires in residential areas.
 11f                                                                                                                                       Enforcement should be via Ecan in the first instance.                                                                   necessary.

                                                                                                                                           A study was commissioned by the former Banks Peninsula District Council to address transportation and
                                                                                                                                           parking issues and options for various settlements including Akaroa. This study was reviewed and no
                                                                                                                                           immediate responses were deemed necessary at that time. The Council has continued to undertake periodic No amendment
                             parking          Long-term planning for increased demand for parking in Akaroa.
                                                                                                                                           parking surveys to monitor changes to parking demand throughout Akaroa township both during peak periods   necessary
                                                                                                                                           and non-holiday periods. Pressures on parking in Akaroa are noted in the discussion document under Parking
                                                                                                                                           issues.
                             Internet /                                                                                                    This issue is discussed in the Physical Environment Chapter of the discussion document. It has been
         ECN                                  Full availability of high-speed internet capability.                                                                                                                                                       60
                            technology                                                                                                     amended to improve detail and clarity.
                           Recreation /
                             Parking /
                                                                                                                                           The Opus study (2006) was commissioned to investigate transport and parking issues, including in Akaroa,
                             Building
         SOC                            Plan long-term for increased demand for parking in Akaroa.                                         and will be used to inform long term planning for parking in the settlement. However, the link between                     37
                             design /
                                                                                                                                           parking and visitor numbers (which are projected to increase) has not been clearly made within the document.
                              Strong
                           communities

                                              Provision of public toilets for travellers and tourists. Related to issues of water supply   As visitor numbers are projected to increase, the appropriate provision of toilet facilities will become important.
         ECN       SOC     public toilets                                                                                                                                                                                                                             73
                                              and wastewater disposal.                                                                     The current water and wastewater situation is noted.

 12m                                  Development of a 'campervan strategy' to address campervan issues, both in Akaroa                    Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                      and in Christchurch, noting a need to balance campervan-related issues against the                   has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and                No amendment
         ECN               campervans
                                      value of the 'campervan $' to the economy. Suggests signage for campervan users, and                 their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to                necessary
                                      a shuttle between Akaroa and a campervan park in Little River or Takamatua.                          deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed.

                                                                                                                                   The discussion document identifies issues; options to address issues will be canvassed broadly in
                                                                                                                                   the next phase of the study and via the Implementation Plan. However, the Council's Network and
                                        Mandatory rain water storage facilities as part of building consents for new buildings and                                                                                                          No amendment
         NAT               Water supply                                                                                            Asset Planning Unit is also currently undertaking issues and options studies for water supply in
                                        extensions / alterations.                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                                                                                                                                   Akaroa. This work is considering the potential for rain water storage facilities, including retrofitting
                                                                                                                                   and within new subdivisions.
                                                                                                                                           Provided that housing densities are not too low, topography should not be a significant constraint to public
                                              Acknowledgement that distances and terrain make public transport an unreasonable             transport (eg Wellington, San Francisco). However, the combination of lower densities, small settlement sizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      42
                                              dream.                                                                                       and difficult topography would certainly limit the development of an efficient and extensive public transport
                                                                                                                                           network.

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                              Public
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 15f                                                                                                                                        There appears to be strong demand for rural-residential lifestyles in the harbour basin. The District Plan
                                                                                                                                            enables such development through application of a floating 'rural-residential' zone, although this zone requires
                              Public                                                                                                        that the development be able to meet servicing and infrastructure demands such as roading, water supply and
                          transport / self-                                                                                                 sewage. Increased traffic flows from such development are noted in the District Plan as having adverse
                            sufficiency                                                                                                     effects on the safety and convenience of the rural traffic environment. The plan also acknowledges certain
                                              Enable people who prefer self-sufficient isolation to build on small 1 - 5 acre blocks if
                   SLU                                                                                                                      associated adverse effects, including reduction of habitat values, earthworks and clearance of vegetation.              88
                                              responsible for all services (ie rainwater, wind power etc).
                                                                                                                                            Much of the district is also characterised by steep slopes, unstable soils and important landscapes, which are
                                                                                                                                            inappropriate for such development. While most of the areas potentially suitable for rural-residential
                                                                                                                                            development will fall outside of the study areas, the demand for this form of development has now been
                                                                                                                                            acknowledged. In addition, the discussion document acknowledges the reduced percentage of families under
                                                                                                                                            'community/population change'.

  1f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
 16f                                          Agrees with issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary

                                                                                                                                            The discussion document identifies issues; options to address issues will be canvassed broadly in
                                              Requirements for compulsory rain water storage facilities (as a back up for gardens,          the next phase of the study and via the Implementation Plan. However, the Council's Network and
                              Water                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
         NAT                                  cars, toilets etc) as part of building consents for new buildings and extensions /            Asset Planning Unit is also currently undertaking issues and options studies for water supply in
                            resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                              alterations.                                                                                  Akaroa. This work is considering the potential for rain water storage facilities, including retrofitting
                                                                                                                                            and within new subdivisions.
                                                                                                                                            Provided that housing densities are not too low, topography should not be a significant constraint to public
                                              Acknowledgement that while public transport is desirable, the area has problems with          transport (eg Wellington, San Francisco). However, the combination of lower densities, small settlement sizes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    42
                                              topography.                                                                                   and difficult topography would certainly limit the development of an efficient and extensive public transport
                                                                                                                                            network.

 17f                                                                                                                                        There appears to be strong demand for rural-residential lifestyles in the harbour basin. The District Plan
                                                                                                                                            enables such development through application of a floating 'rural-residential' zone, although this zone requires
                              Public
                                                                                                                                            that the development be able to meet servicing and infrastructure demands such as roading, water supply and
                          transport / self-
                                                                                                                                            sewage. Increased traffic flows from such development are noted in the District Plan as having adverse
                            sufficiency
                                              Greater freedom to build in areas which provide a sense of isolation and enable self-         effects on the safety and convenience of the rural traffic environment. The plan also acknowledges certain
                                              sufficiency, provided that water supply, sewerage and sensitive building structures are       associated adverse effects, including reduction of habitat values, earthworks and clearance of vegetation.              88
                                              addressed.                                                                                    Much of the district is also characterised by steep slopes, unstable soils and important landscapes, which are
                                                                                                                                            inappropriate for such development. While most of the areas potentially suitable for rural-residential
                                                                                                                                            development will fall outside of the study areas, the demand for this form of development has now been
                                                                                                                                            acknowledged. In addition, the discussion document acknowledges the reduced percentage of families under
                                                                                                                                            'community/population change'.
                                                                                                                                  The scope of this study is purely the eight settlements of the harbour basin. The discussion document notes
                           infrastructural Acknowledgement that a large proportion of residents provide their own water, sewerage                                                                                                                              No amendment
 18f                                                                                                                              which settlements have access to particular reticulated services (and therefore the absence of these services
                              services     and rubbish systems.                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                                                                                                                  suggests that residents / visitors rely upon alternative systems).

                                                                                                                                            The Christchurch City Council is undertaking initiatives to get a broad picture of stormwater issues in the
                              climate         Future planning must take climate change and the occurrence of sudden storms into
                                                                                                                                            Akaroa Harbour Basin. A study of historic flood events in the harbour basin will also shed some light on
         NAT                 change /         account, especially as existing stormwater infrastructure is inadequate (eg small pipe                                                                                                                                56
                                                                                                                                            flooding caused by inadequate stormwater drainage. This information will help the Council to develop a priority
                            stormwater        between two larger ones).
                                                                                                                                            list for further stormwater investigation.

                                                                                                                                            Water transport may be a longterm option if resident numbers increase greatly in the harbour basin to enable
 19f                                          Investigation into alternative transport options, including (a) water transport from Barrys   a viable service to establish. The view from Hilltop is unlikely to be harmed if a tunnel was developed through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
                             transport        Bay or Duvauchelle to Akaroa, and (b) a road tunnel through the hill from Little River        the hill, but the costs in relation to the benefits of such a proposal may not render it a suitable option. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                              (acknowledging that this would ruin the magical view from the Hilltop).                       issues discussion document addresses issues in the harbour basin rather than options, which will be
                                                                                                                                            investigated further at a later date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No amendment
          UC               Infrastructure Acknowledgement that water and sewage issues are two of the major issues.                         Water and wastewater issues are identified in the discussion document in the discussion document.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Amendment
REF                          Topic         Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                 Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to Issues
                                        Address Akaroa's wastewater, stormwater and water supply systems or Akaroa will not        The Council's Network and Asset Planning Unit is currently addressing each of Akaroa's 'three waters'
                                        exist (more important than a flower show purchase). The fact mentioned on p40              (wastewater, water supply and stormwater) systems. Issues and options reports from that unit will shortly be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
                             Akaroa     regarding stormwater infiltration to the wastewater system has been known for a number     available for consultation and issues associated with each are also identified within the discussion document.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                           wastewater / of years and has resulted in overloading of the treatment plant causing raw sewage         A programme to reduce stormwater infiltration will be undertaken, irrespective of other decisions made about
                           Wainui water being discharged into the harbour.                                                         the water/wastewater problems.
                             supply
                                        Repair of the water supply booster pump in Wainui which the discussion document                                                                                                                             No amendment
                                                                                                                                   Any necessary parts of the system will be attended to, with highest priority issues addressed first.
 20f                                    notes (Table 24) as 'currently seized' if it is a necessary part of the system.                                                                                                                               necessary.


                                                                                                                                   While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                   Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                           Larger minimum subdivision sizes to ensure sufficient off road parking for cars and
         SLU              allotment size                                                                                           800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement          38
                                           boats.
  1f                                                                                                                               to develop to this size. The majority of Small Settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and
                                                                                                                                   1500sqm minimum site size. A new issue has been developed to reflect the concern.

                                           Acknowledgement that there is an issue over holiday parking at Wainui Beach, including A lack of roadside reserves for short-term parking by people using coastal facilities has now been incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         25
                                           boat trailer parking at Wainui boat ramp.                                              into the issues.

                                                                                                                                   The proposed wastewater system will only provide connections to those areas of Wainui that are already
                                                                                                                                   zoned for residential development (Residential and Small Settlement Zones). Some of these zones have not
                                                                                                                                   yet been subdivided and developed, but such development can occur as of right. The challenge will be in
                                                                                                                                   managing any applications for subdivision on the rural land through which the sewer pipes must run to connect
                                                                                                                                   the various pockets of residential zoning. A sieve mapping study is currently underway to determine which
                                                                                                                                   settlements of the harbour basin demonstrate the most/least levels of constraint to residential development, in
                            parking /   That the proposed Wainui wastewater system does not result in further subdivision          order that a proactive rather than reactive approach can be taken to managing long-term change.                 No amendment
                           wastewater / being allowed as this is not desirable.                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                           water supply                                                                                            If Wainui appears to have greater potential to absorb long-term growth than other settlements of the basin,
                                                                                                                                   then it may be recommended that an Area Plan be developed, which will look at the area in more detail and
                                                                                                                                   provide extensive opportunities for community input. However, no such decisions have yet been made and the
 21f                                                                                                                               wastewater reticulation proposal has yet to obtain consent from Environment Canterbury. The issues
                                                                                                                                   discussion document identifies as an issue that there is potential for spare capacity within existing or new
                                                                                                                                   reticulated wastewater schemes to give rise to development pressures which may not be appropriate to the
                                                                                                                                   locality.
                                                                                                                                   Information from the Asset & Network Planning Unit of the Council regarding Wainui's water supply is that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No amendment
                                           Acknowledgement that Wainui water supply is limited.                                    system is designed for a population of 875, and is anticipated to meet a 2020 population estimate of 500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary
                                                                                                                                   fulltime residents.

                                                                                                                                   While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                   Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                                                                                                                   800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement
                                           Larger minimum subdivision sizes to ensure no adverse effects on roading systems
         SUB              allotment size                                                                                           to develop to this size. The majority of Small Settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and           33, 34
                                           (which are narrow, windy and prone to slips).
                                                                                                                                   1500sqm minimum site size. Any areas which appear suitable for long term consolidation will require further
                                                                                                                                   planning studies to be undertaken in relation to supporting infrastructure. Two new or amended issues have
                                                                                                                                   been developed to reflect the concern.

                                                                                                                                   The Council's Capital Programme Unit has a rolling programme of inspections of harbour facilities. This
                                                                                                                                   comment regarding the Barrys Bay boat ramp has been passed on to that unit. Through the inspections and          No amendment
                                           Upgrading of the boat ramp in Barrys Bay
                                                                                                                                   renewals programme, any facilities requiring major works would be assessed in respect of various options (eg       necessary
                                                                                                                                   replace / enlarge / relocate etc) and would involve community consultation.

                                           Better parking at French Farm wharf.                                                    Parking at coastal facilities has now been incorporated into the issues.                                              25
                             parking /
         SOC
                              roads



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REF                           Topic          Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                       Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Issues
                             parking /
         SOC
                              roads                                                                                                        Wainui Road is a 'Seal 1' road in the roading hierarchy, meaning that it is intended to perform the function of a
                                                                                                                                           sealed arterial road. However the road appears to be developed and used in a way that would reflect a lesser
                                                                                                                                           status. Roads are currently maintained to an approved Asset Management Plan and there may be a mis-
                                             Continued upgrading of Barrys Bay to Wainui Road.                                             alignment between that Plan and the classification as Seal 1 in the former BPDC Roading Policy, which may                 34
 22f
                                                                                                                                           be creating expectations that are too high. This is likely to be an issue for this study in relation to any longer
                                                                                                                                           term development pressures and in the meantime the comment has been forwarded to the Network and Asset
                                                                                                                                           Management Planning Unit.


                                                                                                                                           Any upgrades to services must be budgeted for and therefore agreed via the Long Term Council Community
                                                                                                                                           Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this would ideally be in conjunction with
                                                                                                                                           a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether such additional development would be
                             water and                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
  1f                                         Continuation of water and sewage system upgrades to allow continued development.              appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to date but the Settlements Study provides a
                              sewage                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                                                                                                                           step in this direction. The issues discussion document identifies as an issue that there is potential for spare
                                                                                                                                           capacity within existing or new reticulated wastewater schemes to give rise to development pressures which
                                                                                                                                           may not be appropriate to the locality.


                          passing bays,
                                                                                                                                           The matter of off-road parking areas has not been noted as an issue and may require further investigation.
                            off-road    Development of more passing bays and off-road parking areas                                                                                                                                                                  25
                                                                                                                                           The comment relating to passing bays has been passed on to relevant Council staff and Transit NZ.
                             parking

                                                                                                                                           The discussion document identifies as an issue that a lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry)
                               public        Establishment of a 'link bus' service around the basin during summer months (eg a                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                                                                                                                           for travel between settlements limits modal options for commuters. Broad options to address this will be
                             transport       smaller scale 'Orbiter' service).                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                                                                                                                           identified and assessed later in this Study and via the Implementation Plan.

                                                                                                                                           Most of the Small Settlement Zones around the harbour basin have access to one but not both forms of
                                                                                                                                           reticulated services. Any additional service provision would need to address an identified issue and have
                           infrastructural                                                                                                 budget provided through the Long Term Council Community Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for          No amendment
                                           Access for all settlements to a sewage system and water supply
                              services                                                                                                     further development, then this would ideally be in conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying   necessary
                                                                                                                                           how, when, where and whether such additional development would be appropriate and occur. There has been
                                                                                                                                           limited strategic planning to date but the Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.


 24f                                                                                                                                       The discussion document identifies as an issue that there is potential for ecosystem degradation and/or
                              sewage                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
                                             That sewage discharge to the harbour be replaced with other options.                          cultural offence from disposal via treatment systems which outfall directly to the harbour. Broad options to
                             discharge                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                                                                                                                           address issues will be identified later in the Study and via the Implementation Plan.

                                                                                                                                           The plan provisions require that Residential Zones be fully reticulated. Small Settlement Zones are not
                           infrastructural                                                                                                 necessarily provided with all council-managed reticulated services where other options are available. Any
         SLU                               Any development must be fully reticulated.                                                                                                                                                                                86
                              services.                                                                                                    potential long-term consolidation of settlements will incorporate assessment of infrastructure provision. The
                                                                                                                                           greater the density of development, the greater the need for managed, reticulated systems.

                                                                                                                                           Areas that are prone to instability and erosion (eg hill slopes) can be expensive and difficult to develop,
                                             New subdivisions should have conditions that require landscaping and planting to
                                                                                                                                           particularly as the effects of climate change will result in more frequent and severe storm events (and hence  No amendment
                                             mitigate land instability and erosion, the occurrence of which is likely to increase due to
                                                                                                                                           more erosion) in the future. Sieve mapping will take into account slope instability as a constraint to further   necessary
                                             climate change.
                           land stability,                                                                                                 development.
         NAT
                           water storage                                                                                                   A Banks Peninsula by-law requires new dwellings in restricted rural water supply areas (which includes most of
                                                                                                                                           the Wainui, Duvauchelle and Takamatua study areas) to have on-site water tanks with a minimum of 1800          No amendment
                                             All new residential subdivisions should be required to have on-site water storage.
                                                                                                                                           litres (1.8m3) capacity. For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the       necessary
                                                                                                                                           Council that a sufficient supply of potable water is available.

                                                                                                                                           Any additional service provision would need to address an identified issue and have budget provided through
                                                                                                                                           the Long Term Council Community Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this
                                             Improvements to council infrastructure, eg water, wastewater and roads, given that in                                                                                                                              No amendment
 27f                          general                                                                                                      would ideally be in conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether
                                             the past residents have paid high rates for poor services.                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                                                                                                                           such additional development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to
                                                                                                                                           date but the Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.




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REF                           Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                    Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to Issues
                                                                                                                                     A Banks Peninsula by-law requires new dwellings in restricted rural water supply areas (which includes most of
                                         Recognition that more Council water storage is needed in Wainui if more subdivision
                                                                                                                                     the Wainui, Duvauchelle and Takamatua study areas) to have on-site water tanks with a minimum of 1800          No amendment
         NAT               water storage occurs there. Consents for new dwellings should require ample water storage and
                                                                                                                                     litres (1.8m3) capacity. For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the       necessary.
                                         landscaping.
                                                                                                                                     Council that a sufficient supply of potable water is available.

                                                                                                                                     While Wainui Main Road is a 'Seal 1' road in the roading hierarchy, meaning that it performs the function of a
                                                                                                                                     sealed arterial road, the road appears to be developed and used in a way that would reflect a lesser status.
                                                                                                                                     Roads are currently maintained to an approved Asset Management Plan and there may be a mis-alignment
 33f                                      That roading in Wainui be addressed: widening, upgrading, kerb & channel to manage
                                                                                                                                     between that Plan and the classification as Seal 1 in the former BPDC Roading Policy, which may be creating                33
                                          stormwater discharge.
                             roading,                                                                                                expectations that are too high. This is likely to be an issue for this study in relation to any longer term
                            wastewater                                                                                               development pressures and in the meantime the comment has been forwarded to the Network and Asset
                                                                                                                                     Management Planning Unit.

  1f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                          Discharge of sewage effluent in Wainui to ground via a dripper feed.                       The proposed wastewater system will dispose of waste to land.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                                                                                                                     It is difficult to obtain precise data without undertaking extensive studies that address the assumptions which
                                                                                                                                     are needed in current data-gathering methods. What is apparent is that seasonal populations are far greater
                                          A better understanding of visitor numbers and seasonal demand in order to properly         than those in most other centres and that planning should take this into account. The Real Estate Market              No amendment
                           infrastructure assess demand on infrastructure.                                                           study recently completed has also attempted to obtain a general figure on holiday home numbers. The need                necessary
 34f                         demand /                                                                                                for additional figures would need to be clearly justified. This comment relates more to 'information' than
                                water                                                                                                'issues'.

                                          A better understanding of the actual volume of water in streams and in relation of flow to This comment has been passed on to the Asset & Network Planning staff in the Council for their information            No amendment
                                          rainfall.                                                                                  and action if appropriate, in relation to assessing water supply options for settlements.                               necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 36f                                      Agrees with issues                                                                         N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                                                                                                                                     The walkways section in the Natural Environment Chapter of the Discussion Document looks at walkway
                          Walkways and The study needs to look at cycle-ways in the harbour basin, particularly: (1) on-road         issues only. Cycling issues are discussed elsewhere in the 'Transportation' section, where there is scope to
         NAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    29
                             cycles    cycle-ways; and (2) off-road cycle-ways (mountain biking).                                    include more emphasis on off-road cycling under transportation issues. In the final Statement of Issues, an
                                                                                                                                     issue on 'leisure cycling' has been relocated to the Recreation and Open Space section of the Social
                                                                                                                                     Separate issues are included in the document for cycling (issues address both commuter cycling and leisure
 37f                                                                                                                                 cycling), for parking and for pedestrian facilities and linkages (including walkways between settlements). The
                                          That separate issues be included for (a) cycling; (b) carparking; (c) off-road access      scope of the study does not extend very far into the rural hinterland surrounding the settlements and therefore
                           Cycling and                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No amendment
                                          (hiking / tramping / mountain biking etc) as the current transportation issues are too     tramping and mountain biking have only been addressed in passing in the text of the document (pages 56 and
                           car parking                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                          broad.                                                                                     57 under tourism). The transportation issues are spread over pages 38 and 39; the submitter may have
                                                                                                                                     missed the issues on page 39 of the discussion document. In the final Statement of Issues, these can be
                                                                                                                                     found under the (SOC) tab for leisure cycling and walkways, and the (PHY) tab for other transport issues..

                           Car and boat Incorporation of an issue referring to the parking of cars with boat trailers near slipway   This matter has not been noted as an issue in the discussion document and the issues have been amended to
 38f                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25
                             parking    (an issue at holiday time in particular).                                                    include this matter.

                          Transportation Establishment of a regularly scheduled bus service to: (a) benefit residents of the
                                         Peninsula in getting to ChCh instead of just day trippers coming to the Peninsula from
                                                                                                                                     The discussion document identifies as an issue that a lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry)
                                         Christchurch; (b) improve access to cultural activities and community support services;                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                                                                                                                     for travel between settlements limits modal options for commuters. Options to address this will be identified
                               public    (c) provide a way for potential workforce to be employed in these areas with housing                                                                                                                              necessary
         NAT                                                                                                                         and assessed later in this Study and via the Implementation Plan.
                             transport   shortages; (d) benefit the environment; (e) help alleviate the increasingly burdensome
                                         price of fuel on residents of more remote communities.
 39f
                                                                                                                                     The discussion document identifies as an issue that a lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry)
         SLU                urban form    Improved public transportation to city                                                     for travel between settlements limits modal options for commuters. Options to address this will be identified              42
                                                                                                                                     and assessed later in this Study and via the Implementation Plan. The issue has been amended slightly.

                               public     Public transport, to assist in increasing the workforce (within constraints of housing     Addressing Housing affordability issues is likely to require a multifaceted response and options associated with No amendment
         ECN
                             transport    affordability and availability).                                                           public transport may be a relevant component; this will be addressed later in the study.                           necessary




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amendment
REF                           Topic      Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to Issues
                                         Enforcement of neighbours who make illegal tracks over land that does not belong to
                                         them and who have changed the fence line to suit their own personal interests.               The issue of trespass is a civil matter rather than one which is within the council's functions. It is             No amendment
                                         Assistance requested because the submitter cannot afford legal fees to address the           recommended that the submitter contact the Community Law Centre in Christchurch for free legal advice.               necessary
                                         situation.
 40f                         trespass                                                                                             The Council does not contribute money towards boundary fencing works adjacent to paper roads, rural or
                                                                                                                                  urban. On Banks Peninsula there is some 1200km of paper unformed roads. The cost of construction and
                                         Submitter requests that the Christchurch City Council goes halves with them to fence off                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                                                                                                                  upkeep of fencing across the Peninsula would be considerable and unsustainable. An application for a half
                                         a paper road adjoining their property.                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                                                                                                                  share of the fencing cost would be declined in that there is no precedent for it. The landowner has been
                                                                                                                                  informed of the Council's position on this issue.

                                                                                                                                      A Banks Peninsula by-law requires new dwellings in restricted rural water supply areas (which includes most of
                                        Greater reinforcement of the issue that until the water supply issues (including climate
                                                                                                                                      the Wainui, Duvauchelle and Takamatua study areas) to have on-site water tanks with a minimum of 1800
                                        change) for Akaroa especially have been assessed in detail, then no further ad hoc
                                                                                                                                      litres (1.8m3) capacity. For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the     No amendment
  1f                       water supply development should be allowed. Delay any development in the deferred zones and only
                                                                                                                                      Council that a sufficient supply of potable water is available. In addition, the Asset & Network Planning Unit   necessary
                                        allow this to proceed after a detailed assessment of water supply for existing and future
                                                                                                                                      are undertaking further investigations at present regarding water supply options for Akaroa. These
                                        areas has been completed (including climate change impact).
                                                                                                                                      investigations will take into account climate change.
 41f
                                         That climate change issues be taken much more seriously, especially relating to water
                                         supply in Akaroa where the resource is already restricted, particularly in peak holiday
                                         season. Climate change will result in a significant reduction in annual rainfall and         The Asset & Network Planning Unit are undertaking further investigations at present regarding water supply
                             climate                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No amendment
         NAT       PHY                   therefore water yield, and the RMA includes a requirement for local authorities to take      options for Akaroa. These investigations will take into account climate change. The discussion document
                             change                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary
                                         climate change into account. These problems and impacts need to be taken into                identifies that climate change is an issue for the harbour basin (refer pages 13 - 14).
                                         account before allowing further development which will compromise existing
                                         development.

                                         Acknowledgement that although public transport / walking / biking are kinder on the          While walking and cycling are the 'cleanest' means of transportation, the harbour basin does pose difficulties
                                         environment than private cars, it is not realistic to expect this to occur because: (a)      in supporting these modes of transport, given the dispersed communities and difficult topography. The
                                         economic growth revolves around energy consumption, and increased wealth leads               provision of a viable public transport service would likely be constrained by a reliance upon its uptake by
                                         directly to increased use of private cars; (b) 'dislocated communities' have been sought     residents. Nevertheless, certain initiatives may be possible to further encourage use of these modes where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
 42f                         transport   out by the people living in them and the economic and environmental ramifications of         they provide a practical alternative to the private car. The aim of the discussion document is to identify the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                         these communities are part of their choice; (c) public transport capable of replacing cars   issues for the harbour basin where these issues have been raised by members of the community or
                                         for commuting can only happen with continuous large populations, which will not happen       professional experts and are supported by fact. Addressing these issues by way of investigating alternative
                                         in the next 25 years; and (d) the topography is not suitable for the use of bicycles for     options is likely to highlight the various constraints to use of walking/cycling/public transport as identified by the
                                         commuting.                                                                                   submitter.

                                         Recognition of issues relating to a potential loss of Akaroa's petrol station and the need
                                         to drive more kilometres simply to fill up with petrol. Associated issues may include fire   Local residents would likely be those most inconvenienced by any closure of the service station, although it is
                                         hazard implications with residents stockpiling fuel on their premises. Suggests a            noted that frequently in NZ the smaller rural service stations are taken over by new operators when the larger
                                         minibus service around the harbour as a practical way of reducing the use of cars for        companies move out. This situation accentuates the potential need for a modal shift to alternative transport for
                             transport
                                         non-essential trips and for commuting to and from work within the Basin. Notes that          some of the journeys currently undertaken by private motor vehicle. This is an issue addressed in part in the
                                         while there is a risk [refers to some Wainui residents] that such a service would            discussion document under 'reliance on the motor vehicle' and 'public transport' but has been expanded upon
 43f                                     encourage 'dormitory suburbs' around the Basin, the long term benefits outweigh the          in a revised issue on self-sufficient settlements.                                                                       89
                                         disadvantages.

                              climate                                                                                                 The Transport section of the discussion document notes, under 'Reliance on the motor vehicle' the current
                                        Acknowledgement that it would be irresponsible in the era of climate change to just
                             change /                                                                                                 reliance on the motor vehicle and dependence on fossil fuels. The 'Distribution of Commercial Activity' issues
         ECN                            accept that people who work within the Basin may have to commute long distances, and
                           commuting to                                                                                               also note the potential need for more self-sustaining settlements. Housing provision is also a component and
                                        include appropriately scaled and priced housing within new developments.
                               work                                                                                                   a multi-faceted approach to address these issues is likely to be necessary.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Amendment
REF                          Topic        Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                     Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Issues
                                                                                                                                      The discussion document notes as an issue that communities relying on groundwater supplies may not meet
                                                                                                                                      anticipated drinking water standards and may have inadequate supply for existing and future populations. This
                                                                                                                                      issue could also be extended to stream supplies. The Tikao Bay scheme is a private scheme rather than a
                                                                                                                                      council-managed one. Any additional service provision by the Council would need to address an identified
                                                                                                                                      issue, have budget provided through the Long Term Council Community Plan, and be accepted by all parties.
                                                                                                                                      The suggestion has been passed on to the Asset & Network Planning Unit for their information.
                                        Establishment of a decent water supply at Tikao Bay to encourage people to reside in
                           water supply the holiday homes there. Submitter would like to reside on property owned at Tikao Bay                                                                                                                                 51
                                        but due to the lack of proper water apart from stream water, is unable to.             In addition, the Council's Water Supply Strategy is currently being developed and this will establish a strategic
 44f                                                                                                                           direction for the Council's management of water supplies for the next 30 years; while the Tikao supply isn't
                                                                                                                               directly addressed as it is a private scheme, the Strategy will address future growth of communities and levels
                                                                                                                               of service. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this would ideally be in
                                                                                                                               conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether such additional
  1f                                                                                                                           development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to date but the
                                                                                                                               Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.

                                                                                                                                      A Coastal Erosion & Inundation study is currently underway to identify areas of the coastline which are subject
                             Roading      Urgent attention to be given to roads which are eroding in much of the waterside area.      to erosion. The outcomes of this study will be plotted and information passed on to relevant units of the                4
                                                                                                                                      council. Issues identified by the study will form part of the Statement of Issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                          Agrees with issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary

                                                                                                                                      The proposal to provide a reticulated wastewater scheme for Wainui was identified in the former Banks
                                                                                                                                      Peninsula District Council LTCCP and budgets prior to amalgamation with the Christchurch City Council. The
                                                                                                                                      City Water and Waste Network Planning Unit (CWW) advises that there has been a long history of reports on
                                                                                                                                      options for a sewer scheme, which have never proceeded as the costs have been prohibitive. Failing and
                                                                                                                                      inadequate septic tanks have triggered the need for a new system. The proposed system is planned to
                                                                                                                                      service only the currently zoned Small Settlement and Residential Zones.

 45f
                                          That Council acknowledge that the reason behind developing a wastewater scheme for          Notwithstanding this history, CWW has undertaken further consultation with residents and is not aware to date No amendment
         SLU                wastewater    Wainui is to facilitate large scale subdivision rather than to benefit the existing         of the community being generally hostile to the proposal. Further sieve mapping as part of the Settlements       necessary
                                          community.                                                                                  Study will indicate constraints within each study area to further consolidation, which will help to inform long-
                                                                                                                                      term settlement planning for the basin. The intention is to be proactive in our strategic planning processes
                                                                                                                                      rather than simply reacting to proposals as they occur. The discussion document notes that the proposed
                                                                                                                                      wastewater treatment facility would have capacity to treat sewage from additional housing should it occur, but
                                                                                                                                      the document aims at identifying issues in the harbour basin rather than attempting to state a position in
                                                                                                                                      relation to any long-term subdivision proposals. Indeed, the Physical Environment Chapter states as an issue
                                                                                                                                      'There is potential for spare capacity within existing or new reticulated wastewater schemes to give rise to
                                                                                                                                      development pressures which may not be appropriate to the locality".


                                                                                                                                      Settlements with access to a restricted, reticulated water supply (eg Duvauchelle and the fringe of Akaroa) do
                                                                                                                                      not necessarily have consistently sized restrictors. As noted in the discussion document, some residents have
                                          A greater level of fairness in use of restrictors and water storage tanks; some residents
                           water supply                                                                                               historical agreements that allow them to draw down up to 10m 3 daily, while most newer connections are only              53
                                          have these whereas others don't and can hose their boats and gardens all day.
                                                                                                                                      allowed 1m3 per day. It is agreed that this is an issue of fairness, although whether or not this will be able to
                                                                                                                                      be addressed may require further investigation at the 'options' phase of the study and Implementation plan.


                                                                                                                                      Management of Canada Geese is the responsibility of Fish & Game NZ. Fish & Game's position is as follows:
 47x                                                                                                                                  F&G support the retention of Canada Geese on Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Act as gamebirds managed by Fish
                                                                                                                                      & Game. The South Island Canada Goose Management Plan was developed in consultation with all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
                   NAT     Pest animals That the Council get rid of the Canadian Geese.                                               stakeholders and provides landowners and other interested organisations with a say in goose management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                                                                                                                      Organised hunts and culls are management tools, but problems with Canada geese tend to be localised and
                                                                                                                                      successful management is best achieved by working together with landowners on a case-by-case basis. It is
                                                                                                                                      recommended that the submitter contact Fish and Game directly.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amendment
REF                           Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                     Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to Issues
                                                                                                                                      Regional council functions include management of the foreshore and it is suggested that the submitter contact     No amendment
                   NAT        coast       Clean up of the beaches in the harbour basin.
                                                                                                                                      Ecan directly to suggest co-ordination of effort in this area.                                                      necessary

                                          Acknowledgement that Transit NZ's principle interest is the management and operation
                                                                                                                                      The discussion document notes (p33) that SH75 is the only strategic road servicing the area and that the          No amendment
                             transport    of SH75 which connects Akaroa to Christchurch and runs through many of the
                                                                                                                                      maintenance and management of this road is carried out by Transit New Zealand.                                      necessary
                                          settlements on the northern and eastern side of the harbour basin.
                                          Acknowledgement that Transit's National State Highway Strategy identifies SH75 as a
                             transport                                                                                                The discussion document identifies a roading hierarchy for the harbour basin, including the State Highway.
                                          sub-regional highway (connecting centres of district significance).
                                                                                                                                      The document notes that the primary function of arterial roads is to provide for the movement of people and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                         Acknowledgement that Transit would manage the state highway to enable greater                goods between destinations whereas local roads serve as an access function. However, the implications for
                           transport and                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                         through traffic between towns, while within towns have a greater emphasis on catering        treatment of the State Highway as it passes through settlements are important, as acknowledged in the issue
                              land use
                                         for local traffic needs.                                                                     which refers to SH75 severing some settlements, with implications for safety.

  1f
                                          Acknowledge that the annual average daily traffic (AADT) count for SH75 through the
                                          harbour basin is approximately 2000 vehicles per day, although there is high weekly and
                                          seasonal variability, particularly on Fridays, Sundays and public holidays. This indicates These comments are received with thanks, and it is noted that the issues do not presently acknowledge
                             transport
                                          that the State Highway is under moderate pressure and Transit welcomes the                 pressure on State Highway 75.
                                          opportunity to plan development in a way that better integrates with the State Highway
                                          functioning.


                                          Acknowledgement that: (a) Transit's long term view for the State Highway is to manage
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                                          its current capacity; (b) there are no plans for significant improvements although Transit
                                          will where possible improve safety and facilitate capacity for other modes (ie walking and
                             transport    cycling); (c) in many areas of the harbour basin, SH75 is significantly constrained by the The discussion document will not be reprinted, although these comments are received with thanks. A new
                            safety and    coastal marine area and topography, meaning that any future improvements are likely to issue has been inserted relating to constraints associated with SH75. Options to address constraints, such as
                              capacity    be minor and therefore comprising a significant infrastructure constraint for future growth a parallel road network, may be addressed later in this study and as part of the Implementation Plan.
                                          of the Basin; and (d) any growth within the Basin would also need to consider parallel
                                          development of a well connected local road network to provide local trip alternatives to
                                          the State Highway.

                                          Acknowledgement that other significant modes (other than the private car) include
                                          cycling, which is dominated by sports cycling but also includes long distance (tourist)     Cycling as both a mode of transport and a recreational activity is addressed on page 36 and within the issues     No amendment
                              cycling
                                          cycling as another major group of cyclists. There is a lack of local or recreational        section on page 39 of the discussion document.                                                                      necessary
                                          cyclists.

                                          Acknowledgement that some walking does occur along the State Highway, particularly          The issues table notes that there are few pedestrian linkages and walkways between settlements other than
                             walking      around Duvauchelle, although walking is not generally encouraged or promoted due to         the State Highway, which limits walking as a viable mode of travel. However the flow-on effects of this issue          40
                                          the associated safety risks.                                                                do not currently address the safety risks associated with using SH75 as a pedestrian route.


                                         Acknowledgement that the most significant issue is the ability to provide safe access to
                                         development; while vehicle speeds tend to be low, topography serves as a constraint to
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                                         sight distance and intersection design which facilitate safe movement on and off the         The issues table states that land use activities need to be compatible with the function and performance of the
                           intersections State Highway. Two intersections of specific concern are: Piper Valley Road / Seaview        adjacent road network, and that intensive new developments may be inappropriate if located close to strategic
                                         Road at Robinsons Bay, and the principle Takamatua intersection. Both present safety         routes (eg SH 75) or where significant road upgrades are required.
                                         concerns which would need addressing prior to any other development occurring on                                                                                                                                    33
                                         these local roads.

                                         Closure of Old French Rd / Coach Rd / Longbay Rds at the SH75 intersection at the
                                         ridge between Takamatua and Akaroa, where some residential dwellings have
                           intersections                                                                                              This information is received with thanks.
                                         established, to restrict further vehicular access opportunities. This has been an
                                         historical issue between Transit and the former BPDC.
                                          Encouragement of any future urban growth to one side only of the State Highway to
                                                                                                                                      Of the eight study areas that comprise the Settlements Study, the following settlements contain urban zoning
                                          ensure safe access to the State Highway, noting however that community severance is
                             land use /                                                                                               on both the landward and seaward side of the State Highway: Duvauchelle; Robinsons Bay and Takamatua.
                                          currently relatively minor but should be encouraged to remain this way. The submitter                                                                                                                          No amendment
                              transport                                                                                               Options to address this situation, including whether to create a strong policy direction in favour of urban growth
                                          considers that in reality the severance is limited to Robinsons Bay and Duvauchelle and                                                                                                                          necessary
                            integration                                                                                               on one side only of the State Highway, will be addressed later in this study and as part of an Implementation
                                          that settlements are generally in the position of being mainly located on one side of the
                                                                                                                                      Plan. Any long-term rural-residential development in the hinterland would also be a relevant consideration.
                                          State Highway.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amendment
REF                           Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to Issues
                                          An amendment to the issues to reflect a need for greater integration between land use
                                                                                                                                       An issue specifically addressing the integration of transportation and land use planning has been identified in
                             land use /   development and transport needs, including the issue that there is significant reliance on
                                                                                                                                       the issues table on page 38 of the discussion document. However, the various functions performed by the
                              transport   the State Highway to perform a number of functions as a through route, tourist route and                                                                                                                                33
                                                                                                                                       State Highway in the harbour basin have not been specifically identified, and it is noted that other arterial roads
                            integration   also for local needs. Future urban design is proposed as a tool for improving the State
                                                                                                                                       in the study areas (eg Wainui Main Road) experience similar issues.
                                          Highway sustainability.
                                          Acknowledgement of Reverse Sensitivity as an increasing issue, which is now reflected        This comment is received with thanks. The issue of reverse sensitivity and noise/vibration mitigation within
                             reverse
                                          in Transit's adopted policy which requires internal noise and vibration mitigation within    80m of the edge of seal is noted for sieve mapping purposes. The flow-on effect to the issue of integrating                33
                            sensitivity
                                          80 m of the edge of seal.                                                                    transportation and land use planning has been amended.
                                      A consolidated approach to future urban growth because:
                                      -     It restricts „ribbon development‟ potential along the State Highway
                                      -     It maximises opportunity for local road networking to be established alongside and
                                      supportive of the SH.
  1f                         growth
                                      -     It limits the potential adverse effects arsing from reverse sensitivity.
                    UC     management
                             options  -     It manages the number potential connections to the State Highway by maximising These comments are received with thanks and will assist in informing the development of work programme                            No amendment
                                      density of development                                                                    options later in 2008, including any amendment to the District Plan objectives/policies which may be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                considered necessary.
                                      -     It provides the greatest potential for introducing other mode opportunities such as
                                      a bus service, or ability to utilise walking or cycling as local transport options.
                             growth   Acknowledgement that consolidation options do not necessarily exclude peripheral
                           management growth and therefore overlaps somewhat with other options. The submitter could
                             options  support single growth areas if appropriately located.
                                                                                                                                       Peak oil is mentioned several times in the document (eg see pages 11, 12, 37, 39 and 51). The link with
                                          That mention is made of peak oil, which will have a profound potential effect on tourism                                                                                                                           No amendment
         ECN                 Peak oil                                                                                                  tourism is presumably via transport costs as addressed in the Transport section of the Physical Environment
                                          both nationally and internationally.                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                                                                                                                       Chapter.

                                          Incorporation of an issue relating to use of helicopters or planes for personal or tourist
                                                                                                                                       The district plan has proposed new provisions to address heli-landing pads in recognition of this issue. A date
                           heli-landing   transportation, due to noise and privacy issues and in recognition of the harbour and
                                                                                                                                       is yet to be set for the hearing. Effects of high noise generators are now included within issues on 'Preferred            85
                               pads       hills acting as an amplifier which greatly enhances the noise of aircraft and leisure craft.
                                                                                                                                       Settlement Pattern' under the (UC) tab below.
                                          Submitter notes that the district plan Variation 6, Heli-Landing Areas is still to be heard.


 49x                                      Inclusion of an issue regarding water supply: that there are no water conservation
                           water supply                                                                                                The issue has been amended to acknowledge this factor in relation to the pressure on water supply.                         50
                                          measures in place eg education, incentives, rain water collection etc.

                                                                                                                                       A recycling programme is currently available to harbour basin settlements. The issue currently notes that the
                                          Inclusion of an issue regarding solid waste, that waste reduction and recycling              removal of solid waste to distant locations, combined with use of annual flat rates, may reduce the incentive to      No amendment
                            solid waste
                                          programmes are rudimentary, with no real incentives to reduce levels of waste.               minimise waste production at source. Options to address this issue, such as the development of stronger                 necessary
                                                                                                                                       waste reduction incentives, will form part of later stages of this study and the associated Implementation Plan.

                                          Recognition of a lack of mobile phone and broadband service in some rural areas as an The limitations to the provision of broadband services is noted under 'high speed internet supply'. This has
                            technology                                                                                                                                                                                                                            60
                                          issue.                                                                                been extended to include mobile phone coverage.
                                                                                                                                       One-way streets are usually developed to address a specific roading issue. There are several roading issues
                                                                                                                                       in Akaroa, related particularly to annual peaks in both vehicles and pedestrians. These are identified under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
                             roading      No more one way streets in Akaroa                                                            the 'parking' and 'pedestrian facilities' sections of the discussion document. Options to address these issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                       were first developed with the production of the Opus Report (2006) and will be progressed further as this study
 52x                                                                                                                                   develops.
                                                                                                                                       Under 'coastal recreation', the issue is noted that increasing demands to provide infrastructure such as
                                          Upgrading of the boating compound and charging of more realistic rents (ie increase          boatsheds and moorings associated with holiday resort settlements, may give rise to potential effects on
                   NAT      boat park                                                                                                                                                                                                                             30
                                          rental fees). Notes that there is a permanent waiting list for space there.                  natural character values of the coast. This has been amended to better reflect the matter raised in this
                                                                                                                                       feedback.
                                                                                                                                       The purpose of the discussion document is to identify issues in play within the harbour basin settlements. The
                                                                                                                                       next stage of the study will require broad-level options to be identified, which will enable the development of an
                                          Utilisation of a number of potentially innovative solutions to overcome infrastructural                                                                                                                         No amendment
 53x                                                                                                                                   Implementation plan; this plan will set out work programmes to look at the preferred broad-level options in
                                          barriers to development (eg at Tikao Bay)                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                       more detail. 'Barriers to development' will be informed by the sieve mapping process and at Tikao Bay are
                                                                                                                                       likely to include a number of natural constraints.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Amendment
REF                           Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                   Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to Issues
                                                                                                                                    The discussion document notes as an issue that communities relying on groundwater supplies may not meet
                                                                                                                                    anticipated drinking water standards and may have inadequate supply for existing and future populations. This
                                                                                                                                    issue has been extended to stream supplies. The Tikao Bay scheme is a private scheme rather than a council-
                                                                                                                                    managed one. Any additional service provision by the Council would need to address an identified issue, have
                                                                                                                                    budget provided through the Long Term Council Community Plan, and be accepted by all parties. The
                                                                                                                                    suggestion has been passed on to the Asset & Network Planning Unit for their information.

                                          Improvement by Council of the Tikao Bay water supply system.                                                                                                                                                     50, 51
                                                                                                                                    In addition, the Council's Water Supply Strategy is currently being developed and this will establish a strategic
                                                                                                                                    direction for the Council's management of water supplies for the next 30 years; while the Tikao supply isn't
                                                                                                                                    directly addressed as it is a private scheme, the Strategy will address future growth of communities and levels
                                                                                                                                    of service. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this would ideally be in
                                                                                                                                    conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether such additional
  1f                                                                                                                                development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to date but the
                                                                                                                                    Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.

                                                                                                                                    Community grants are generally for community events and social activities rather than for infrastructural
                                        Community grants for a better tanking system (connections and filtration) that the local                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                                                                                                                    improvements. There are no grants available within the City Water and Waste budget for improvements to
 54p                       water supply owners might apply for at Tikao Bay.                                                                                                                                                                              necessary
                                                                                                                                    private schemes.

                                                                                                                                    The 1000sqm minimum allotment size in Small Settlement Zones was agreed through the District Plan
                                                                                                                                    process. Any amendment to this size across all Settlement Zones would need to occur by way of a change to
                                                                                                                                    the District Plan following community input, and would either occur through a submission to the next plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
                   SLU                    Advice as to whether the 1000sqm allotment size will stay or get smaller.                 review or by way of a plan change once the Plan becomes operative. There is no intention by the Council at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                                                                                                                    present to amend this minimum subdivision size for the Small Settlement Zone. A 'one-off' application for
                                                                                                                                    subdivision consent could be made by a property owner who would need to demonstrate that a smaller
                                                                                                                                    allotment size would be acceptable for the location in relation to the provisions of the district plan.

                                                                                                                                    Following release of the issues discussion document, more detailed information regarding the Tikao Bay
                                                                                                                                    Water Supply system was received as follows: 'Materials are standard polythene pipes. The quality of water is
                                                                                                                                    not good – faecal coliforms reaching 725. There are 4 x 20 cubic metre tanks and 1 x 25 cubic metre tank. Fire-
                                          Acknowledgement that the spring water at the tap at the Tikao Bay harbour edge was                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                                                                                                                    fighting capability: offtake at 1/3 height on one of the tanks which has a quick coupling – no fire-fighting
                                          once tested and isn't much better than the stream water.                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                                                                                                                    capability from the system itself. Offtakes half-inch line. 36 baches have 1800 cubic metre storage minimum.'
                                                                                                                                    While it is not intended to reprint the discussion document, it is very useful to have this information available.
                                                                                                                                    The difference in quality between the spring water and the stream water is not presently known.

                                          Restrictions over type / location of future development in the Duvauchelle area           A sieve mapping exercise is currently underway to identify those settlements with the most/least constraints to
                             land use                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No amendment
                    UC                    [assumed], particularly in relation to the impact of development on an area that people   long term urban consolidation. This will help to inform strategic planning for each settlement. At present, the
                              change                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                                          choose to live in because of its quiet location.                                          current zoning pattern restricts the type/location of development in each settlement.

                                                                                                                                    Amendments to the vehicle equipment rule to target excessively noisy vehicles are due to come into effect this
                                                                                                                                    year as part of Warrant of Fitness tests. Transit NZ has also introduced a new policy 'Reverse Sensitivity' -
                                                                                                                                    this term relates to incompatible land uses that are placed in close proximity to one another, resulting in
                                                                                                                                    conflict between the two activities and, generally, complaints from the more sensitive activity. Vehicles on    No amendment
                           state highway Restrictions on noisy vehicles on the State Highway.
 55p                                                                                                                                state highways can produce significant effects that extend beyond the state highway, such as vehicle noise        necessary
                                                                                                                                    and vibration. However, many of these effects are beyond Transit's control and the policy is unlikely to assist
                                                                                                                                    existing houses near state highways. The issues address the inappropriateness of developments located
                                                                                                                                    close to strategic routes such as SH75.

                                                                                                                                    For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the Council that a sufficient
                           infrastructural
                                           That the availability of water supply / sewerage be addressed prior to any new           supply of potable water is available. Similarly, wastewater disposal must be addressed. However, the wider          No amendment
                   SLU        services /
                                           subdivisions.                                                                            issues of long term access to water and to the treatment and disposal of wastewater are acknowledged and              necessary
                             subdivision
                                                                                                                                    have been incorporated into the stated issues in the discussion document.

                                                                                                                                    This suggestion has been passed to the Network Planning Team Greenspace. The document does note as an
                            Beach-side    Deviation of Wainui Road around Stanbury Reserve to enable a larger area of reserve
 57p     SOC                                                                                                                        issue that potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to limited access and space available in the            25
                             reserve      land to be directly adjacent to the foreshore.
                                                                                                                                    beach hinterland and poor quality (or a lack of) facilities.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amendment
REF                          Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                       Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to Issues
                                      Prohibition on campervans and camping within three kilometres of a residential area or a         Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                      camping ground, and no 'freedom camping' unless there are adequate toilet and                    has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                   ECN     campervans wastewater storage facilities on board. Suggests a hotline to report registration numbers        their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                      of those seen urinating / defecating / discharging waste, and an appropriate fine to make        deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed and this comment has been passed on to
                                      rental companies encourage tourists to do the right thing.                                       those staff involved in the work.

                                                                                                                                       Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                                                                                                                       has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and
                                         Construction of more passing bays to accommodate campervans which are a huge                                                                                                                            No amendment
                           campervans                                                                                                  their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to
                                         problem on Banks Peninsula roads.                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                       deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed and this comment has been passed on to
                                                                                                                                       those staff involved in the work.

                                         Inclusion of a cycle track on the side of SH75 as (a) this should be encouraged in the        The discussion document identifies that the harbour basin is not well serviced by dedicated cycle routes and
  1f
                                         face of peak oil; (b) a large number do not use the new rail trail and can cause traffic to   also notes safety concerns relating to main routes and inter-settlement roads. The issue of peak oil is also    No amendment
                             cyclists
                                         slow down and attempt dangerous passing manoeuvres. Suggest adding a cycle lane               noted several times within the discussion document. Broad options to address these issues will be discussed       necessary
                                         as stretches of road come up for repair and upgrading.                                        later in this study and as part of an Implementation Plan.

                                         That Onawe Flat Road be addressed because (a) it is historically subject to slips,            The discussion document identifies land stability issues as well as the need for integration between
                                         erosion and flooding on the Duvauchelle side, with families needing to be evacuated;          transportation and land use planning. Areas subject to erosion and flooding have recently been identified
                                         and (b) it is dangerously narrow and cars towing trailers of rubbish for the landfill meet    through technical studies and will inform the development of the constraints maps as part of long term          No amendment
                             roading
                                         head on and frequently get into trouble if they are unable to back up or turn around.         strategic planning. Accident statistics show that several non-injury accidents have occurred along Onawe Flat     necessary
                                         Suggestions: impose a very low speed limit; make one way only from boatsheds to               Road and the comments have been passed along to the Network and Asset Planning Unit for their
                                         Onawe Peninsula; divert landfill traffic off SH75 at the Barrys Bay end.                      consideration.

                                         Attention given to inefficient or blocked culverts along Onawe Flat road which cause
                           roading and
 58x                                     water to pond unhealthily into residential properties. One has recently been replaced
                              runoff
                                         but all are in need of attention.                                                             Stormwater issues in the discussion document do not currently identify issues associated with existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            56
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure.
                            ecosystem    Investigation into the increase of weed growth and dead cockles at times to determine
                   NAT
                              health     whether this is related to the chemicals that run off into the tidal Duvauchelle Bay.
                                         Development of a bylaw requiring that every new house built should incorporate
                            water and                                                                                             The discussion document has identified issues for long term water supply. Broad options will be addressed
                                         collection of rainwater in large storage reservoirs (eg underneath decks). The submitter                                                                                                                      No amendment
                            wastewater                                                                                            later in the study and through the Implementation Plan. In addition, the Network & Asset Planning Unit is
                                         resents town water and sewerage facilities being supplied to rural land as they                                                                                                                                 necessary
                              supply                                                                                              currently undertaking an issues and options study for Akaroa water supply.
                                         understand has happened in Pawsons Valley Road.
                                         Establishment of warning signs and low speed limits to curb the use by day-trippers of
                                         4WD vehicles on stock routes, especially on the Duvauchelle Stock route, which is used
                                         irresponsibly and regularly as an alternative quick route to and from the hilltop.       The majority of the Stock route mentioned, and the known accidents along this road, occur outside of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
                             roading     Landowners on this road must avoid using it over the weekends for fear of being hit.     boundaries for the Settlements Study. However, this comment has been passed on to the Network and Asset
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                         The shingle road is poorly maintained, with limited visibility, dangerous corners and    Planning Unit for their consideration.
                                         steep drops; the road's purpose relates to farmers and their stock, and not as a joyride
                                         for a 'remuera tractor'.

                                                                                                                                       Amendments to the vehicle equipment rule to target excessively noisy vehicles are due to come into effect this
                                                                                                                                       year as part of Warrant of Fitness tests. Transit NZ has also introduced a new policy 'Reverse Sensitivity' -
                                                                                                                                       this term relates to incompatible land uses that are placed in close proximity to one another, resulting in
                                         Control over the noise made by convoys of speeding motorbikes common at the                   conflict between the two activities and, generally, complaints from the more sensitive activity. Vehicles on    No amendment
                             roading
                                         weekend, which ruin the peace for many.                                                       state highways can produce significant effects that extend beyond the state highway, such as vehicle noise        necessary
                                                                                                                                       and vibration. However, many of these effects are beyond Transit's control and the policy is unlikely to assist
                                                                                                                                       existing houses near state highways. The issues address the inappropriateness of developments located
                                                                                                                                       close to strategic routes such as SH75.




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                                                                                                                                   Any additional service provision would need to address an identified issue and have budget provided through
                                                                                                                                   the Long Term Council Community Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this
                           infrastructure That sewage, water, road, power and telephone systems be 'sorted out', brought up to                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                                                                                                                   would ideally be in conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether
                              services    scratch and planned for fifty years hence of use.                                                                                                                                                                necessary
                                                                                                                                   such additional development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to
                                                                                                                                   date but the Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.

                                                                                                                                   Land in fully reticulated Residential Zones can be subdivided to 400sqm which would be considered 'medium
                                                                                                                                   density'. However, there is no requirement to subdivide to this size, and market demand has resulted in the
                                                                                                                                   majority of sections being 600 - 800sqm in area. This limits opportunities for intensification of settlements,
                                                                                                                                   although this option may not be considered suitable for the harbour basin environment. Such options would
                                                                                                                                   require further investigation and community consultation. As identified in the issues document, larger lot
 59x                                                                                                                               development can work against the efficient use of land and the protection of the rural resource.
  1f                                      Smaller lot subdivision of residential land, with controls on building, as most sites are too
                                          large for the use. Refer older areas in Australian and UK towns/cities where there is
                            subdivision                                                                                                 The 1000sqm minimum allotment size in Small Settlement Zones was agreed through the District Plan               No amendment
                   SLU                    control over demolition, rebuilding and new building to tie in with the character and
                               sizes                                                                                                    process. Any amendment to this size across all Settlement Zones would need to occur by way of a change to         necessary
                                          history. Where stone, brick and weatherboard have been used, there is no ability to get
                                          away with using eg summerhill stone or concrete.                                              the District Plan following community input, and would either occur through a submission to the next plan
                                                                                                                                        review or by way of a plan change once the Plan becomes operative. There is no intention by the Council at
                                                                                                                                        present to amend this minimum subdivision size for the Small Settlement Zone. A 'one-off' application for
                                                                                                                                        subdivision consent could be made by a property owner who would need to demonstrate that a smaller
                                                                                                                                        allotment size would be acceptable for the location in relation to the provisions of the district plan.
                                                                                                                                        Nevertheless, one of the options for long term settlement consolidation may be the use of mixed densities; this
                                                                                                                                        will be addressed later in the study and/or as part of the Implementation Plan.

                           stormwater /                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
                                        Agrees with issues                                                                         N/A
                           wastewater                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary

                                                                                                                                   The issue under wastewater planning states that there is potential for ecosystem degradation and/or cultural
                                                                                                                                   offence from disposal via … treatment systems which outfall directly to the harbour. As the ecosystem
 60x
                                                                                                                                   degradation is directly related to decrease in water quality, this has been made more explicit in Issue 43.
                           wastewater / Amendment to the issues for wastewater and stormwater management to refer to flow-
                                                                                                                                   Stormwater management issues now acknowledge impacts upon harbour water quality in the 'flow-on effects'                15, 43, 56
                           stormwater on effects of water quality, which is a primary concern for nga Runanga.
                                                                                                                                   column and this is also picked up under 'soil erosion and sedimentation' (Issue 15): 'Residential developments,
                                                                                                                                   earthworks and vegetation clearance activities can, unless very closely managed ... cause siltation of
                                                                                                                                   waterways and the harbour'.

                                                                                                                                   It is understood that the fire siren predates the subdivision, in which case this is a situation of 'buyer beware'.
                                                                                                                                   Research into the situation has revealed that in 2003 the Mayor of the former Banks Peninsula District Council
                                                                                                                                   negotiated with the Fire Service to have the fire siren in Tirohanga Terrace fitted with a timer so that it sounds
                                                                                                                                   for only 30 seconds at night and for 2 minutes during the day. Different pagers for Fire Service personnel were
                                                                                                                                   investigated however a backup siren was considered by the Brigade to be essential. The Community Board
                                                                                                                                   noted that the concession by the Fire Service to limit the operation of the siren was acceptable as it appeared
                                           Address placement of rural fire alarm and use of a better communication system (eg      to be highly impracticable to relocate the siren. More recent communication with Fire Service Assistant
 61x               SOC    rural fire siren pagers / cell phones) because one pole is amongst a residential area (Tirohanga         Regional Commander has confirmed the importance of ensuring that the volunteer service is able to respond                  85
                                           Terrace) and creates an unacceptable level of noise for occupants.                      and that there is no option at present to remove the siren entirely.


                                                                                                                                   In respect of issues for the harbour basin, future landuse and subdivision would need to consider the location
                                                                                                                                   and effects of such facilities to ensure that existing, legitimate noise-creating activities are not under pressure
                                                                                                                                   to reduce their operations or relocate due to encroachment by more sensitive residential activities.




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                                                                                                                                     The water supply system is inadequate to meet current demand thoughout the year, without restrictions. A
                                                                                                                                     water supply study is currently underway to address the issues and will include consultation with the
                                                                                                                                     community. The information from the constraints mapping process (part of the Settlements Study) will also be
                                                                                                                                     available to help identify natural constraints to longterm development. The current Deferred Hill Slope Zoning
                                          Confirmation of a rumour that once the water system is upgraded, the Akaroa Hillslope      is deferred until water supply and wastewater disposal (on-site or reticulated) is available, so when the water No amendment
                    UC     water supply
                                          Area will be opened up for development in mid 2008.                                        supply issues have been resolved the "deferred" status may be able to be lifted, at which time development        necessary
                                                                                                                                     could proceed in accordance with the current zoning provisions (allowing sites with a minimum of 5000sqm).
 62x                                                                                                                                 Some development has been permitted in this zoning due to the discovery and repair of significant leaks in the
                                                                                                                                     existing reticulation as well as the pending addition of a new well to the supply sources. However, the supply
                                                                                                                                     is restricted to 1m3 per day and storage tanks have been required.

                                          Acknowledgement that residents cannot easily commute into town to find higher paying Reliance on the motor vehicle due to the distances that need to be travelled is addressed in the Transport
  1f
         ECN               Commuting      employment opportunities. The long drive over sometimes difficult roads plus the cost of section of the Physical Environment Chapter, including the limited availability of other modes of transport.              63
                                          petrol make commuting an unattractive option for most people on a daily basis.           These factors also impact upon the employment options available to residents of the harbour basin.

                                          Alterations to the height of bridge rails as these are being replaced at a level suitable for                                                                                                                 No amendment
                             bridges                                                                                                    This comment has been passed on to staff working on the bridges programme in City Environment.
                                          cars but not for stock.                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
 63p
                                          Improved broadband service across the basin, acknowledging that there are economies High speed internet supply issues are addressed in the Physical Environment chapter, although it has been
         ECN                Broadband                                                                                                                                                                                                                        60
                                          of scale issues and that more residents may be needed before this would occur.      amended to include a reference to resident numbers.


                                                                                                                                    The suggestion regarding a slow area through Duvauchelle has been passed on to Transit NZ as the road is
                                                                                                                                    State Highway and under Transit's management responsibilities. The case for completing Summit Road may
                                                                                                                                    be difficult to support as the State Highway has sufficient capacity even in peak holiday periods, other than
                                          Address traffic issues by: (a) completing Summit Road to reduce pressure on the State
                                                                                                                                    during Le Race in which road capacity is significantly reduced to allow cyclists safe racing and support
                           tourism and    Highway, even if it is only completed as a one-way route - research future tourism trends
                                                                                                                                    conditions. The completion of Summit Road would need to be related to risk of the State Highway being                    33
                             road use     to provide support for this as a project; and (b) creating a designated slow area for
                                                                                                                                    blocked and/or as a tourism route, and justification of expenditure on the project could be difficult in a
                                          Duvauchelle settlement
                                                                                                                                    competitive budget environment. However, issues concerning road safety are noted within the discussion
                                                                                                                                    document and a new issue has been incorporated addressing pressure on major through routes to perform a
                                                                                                                                    variety of functions.

                                                                                                                                     The discussion document identifies two issues under 'solid waste management' on page 47. It is unclear as to No amendment
                            solid waste   More specific issues identified for solid waste.
                                                                                                                                     what information is missing from the discussion document.                                                      necessary

                                        Widening of the road verge through French Farm to accommodate boat parking,
                                                                                                                              This matter has not been noted as an issue in the discussion document but has been included in the final
                           boat parking recognising that boats parked along the road in French Farm are becoming an issue and                                                                                                                                25
 64m                                                                                                                          'Statement of Issues' (refer purple tab).
                                        that the sea wall here is almost non-existent.

                                                                                                                                     The access to French Farm appears to be from Winery Road, but the website for French Farm Winery states
                                          Renaming of French Farm Valley Road, as people travel up the road looking for French                                                                                                                          No amendment
                           road names                                                                                                the address as being French Farm Road. This appears to be a matter of signage / interpretation, and has
                                          Farm and become stuck.                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                                                                                                                     been passed on to staff implementing the Interpretation work of the Visitor Strategy

                                          The right for residents to park on both sides of the street in Akaroa (yellow lines currently Narrow road widths and congestion at peak times have resulted in the need to restrict roadside parking to one   No amendment
                             parking
                                          prohibit this).                                                                               side of the road only to ensure safety for road users and pedestrians.                                            necessary

                                        Amendment to the discussion document to provide more detailed information regarding
                                        the Tikao Bay Water Supply system as follows: Materials are standard polythene pipes.
                                        The quality of water is not good – faecal coliforms reaching 725. There are 4 x 20 cubic While the discussion document is not intended to be reprinted, this information is received with thanks and            No amendment
                           water supply
                                        metre tanks and 1 x 25 cubic metre tank. Fire-fighting capability: offtake at 1/3 height on submitters contact details kept on record.                                                                            necessary
                                        one of the tanks which has a quick coupling – no fire-fighting capability from the system
                                        itself. Offtakes half-inch line. 36 baches have 1800 cubic metre storage minimum.




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                                                                                                                                    While there is only one sealed road servicing Wainui, there is an alternative metalled road that connects
                                                                                                                                    Wainui and Little River. Nevertheless, it is acknowledged that the roading system servicing Wainui is not
                                                                                                                                    developed to the extent of the roads servicing Akaroa, for example. While Wainui Main Road is a 'Seal 1' road
                                         Acknowledgement that Wainui has particular roading issues, specifically: that there is     in the roading hierarchy, meaning that it performs the function of a sealed arterial road, the road appears to be
 65m                         roading     only one road in and out; and that this is a rural road which is used by pedestrians and   developed and used in a way that would reflect a lesser status. Roads are currently maintained to an                   33, 34
                                         cyclists and sometimes has livestock present.                                              approved Asset Management Plan and there may be a mis-alignment between that Plan and the classification
                                                                                                                                    as Seal 1 in the former BPDC Roading Policy, which may be creating expectations that are too high. This is
                                                                                                                                    likely to be an issue for this study in relation to any longer term development pressures and in the meantime
                                                                                                                                    the comment has been forwarded to the Network and Asset Management Planning Unit.

                                                                                                                                The discussion document will not be reprinted. However, as indicated on page 69, a Surface Water Strategy
                                         Acknowledge and explain that the City Council intends to embark on an integrated study
                           water related                                                                                        and a Water Supply Strategy are currently in development. In addition, the Network & Asset Planning Unit are            No amendment
  1f                                     of water related issues for the Akaroa Harbour Basin. The study will involve the first
                              issues                                                                                            undertaking issues and options studies for water and wastewater management in Akaroa and are compiling a                  necessary
                                         three headings in this section - wastewater, water supply and stormwater management.
                                                                                                                                stormwater inventory to better understand stormwater management for the town.

                                                                                                                                  Page 39 of the discussion document outlines the fact that the harbour basin is not well serviced by pedestrian
                                         Recognition of the importance of off road linkages (foot and cycle) both for convenience linkages and walkways, or by dedicated cycle routes. As to alternatives to the use of vehicles, a separate            No amendment
                             transport
                                         and for recreation to encourage alternatives to the use of vehicles for short trips.     issue is also included relating to the reliance on the motor vehicle and the poor linkages and limited public           necessary
                                                                                                                                  transport options.
                                                                                                                                    The discussion document addresses the issues on page 44 of the discussion document, although the issue
                                        Acknowledgement that the environmental limitations of reliance on streams for domestic stating that 'communities relying on groundwater supplies may not meet anticipated drinking water standards
                           water supply water supply is a major concern. This issue, along with reliability and security of supply, and may have inadequate supply for existing and future populations' has been extended to surface water                 50,51
 67x                                    is also a driving factor in the need to find alternative water supply sources.              supplies also. A Water Supply Strategy is currently being developed and aims to establish a strategic
                                                                                                                                    direction for the Council's management of water supplies.

                                        Acknowledge that there are environmental limitations to continued extraction from the
                                                                                                                                    Current consents to extract water from the three streams identified by the submitter must provide 0.5 l/s
                            waterways Akaroa Streams (Grehan, Balguerie, Aylmers Valley) and that the minimum flows
                                                                                                                                    residual flow at all times (bearing in mind there are also limits on the amount of water than can be abstracted
                   NAT         and      associated with water supply takes from these streams do not represent best practice                                                                                                                                 13
                                                                                                                                    at any time). The issues have been amended to reflect the effect that these low flows may be having on
                           abstractions and are not sustainable. This is an important matter to resolve because the streams
                                                                                                                                    stream ecosystems.
                                        provide habitat for banded kokopu and other indigenous fish species.

                                         Greater emphasis on the importance of high quality stormwater management, in order to      A study is currently underway to identify and assess the existing stormwater infrastructure, beginning with
                                         protect the high values of the receiving environment - the stream and harbour.             Akaroa. There is also an overlap with the historical flooding research report for the Akaroa harbour basin. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
                            stormwater   Stormwater issues need to cover both the development phase and ongoing stormwater          discussion document attempts to highlight issues associated with long term stormwater management, rather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                                         management of settlements. The need for high quality stormwater treatment systems          than identifying a vision or set of goals, which will come through in the Surface Water Strategy currently in
                                         should be clearly signalled.                                                               development.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
 68f                                     Agrees with the issues                                                                     N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary

                                                                                                                                    Local residents would likely be those most inconvenienced by any closure of the service station, although it is
                                                                                                                                    noted that frequently in NZ the smaller rural service stations are taken over by new operators when the larger
                            Community    Action to be taken in relation to key community services such as petrol stations, which    companies move out. This situation accentuates the potential need for a modal shift to alternative transport for
 69m     SOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 89
                             services    may not be able to continue to be commercially viable.                                     some of the journeys currently undertaken by private motor vehicle. This is an issue addressed in part in the
                                                                                                                                    discussion document under 'reliance on the motor vehicle' and 'public transport'. A new issue (# 89) has been
                                                                                                                                    developed which incorporates specific reference to the matter.




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                              Housing        Further detail on barriers to housing affordability, notably constraints on making more        The sieve mapping exercise underway will assist in determining constraints to residential land supply, although No amendment
  1f
                            affordability    land available to balance supply / demand, particularly land with limited views etc.           increasing the supply of residential land is unlikely to directly lower land pricing.                             necessary

                                                                                                                                            A tension may exist, particularly in a district as diverse as the new enlarged Council jurisdiction, between
                                                                                                                                            providing cost-effective service to ratepayers through using existing contractors, and supporting smaller local
                             economy /       That CCC develop a policy to use local labour and materials, if available, for local road
                                                                                                                                            economies by using the local labour force. This comment has been passed to the Council's Procurement and              No amendment
         SOC                  business       works. Concerned that the alternative is that rates will be used to foster Christchurch
                                                                                                                                            Capital Works Teams for consideration. There is a strong link to housing affordability and an ageing                    necessary
                               activity      city and its suburbs.
                                                                                                                                            population, with the reduced representation of these skills in the local workforce. These issues are addressed
                                                                                                                                            under 'community structure' and 'housing affordability' in the discussion document.
  2f
                                             Acknowledgement and further development of Barry's Bay as an industrial area,
                             industrial                                                                                                     There is currently no land zoned for industrial activity at Barrys Bay. A study has recently been undertaken to       No amendment
         PHY                                 including development of a wall across the mudflat at low tide and backfilling with slip
                              activity                                                                                                      identify long-term commercial and industrial land supply needs.                                                        necessary.
                                             material.

                                                                                                                                            The Business Chapter issues identify that there is currently no planning framework for creating more self-
                             Settlement      Encourage settlements to be self-reliant in order to limit road travel to one large point of
                                                                                                                                            sufficient communities. However, a business land supply study has recently been undertaken which will                      89
                              growth         supply, thus saving fuel and the need for new roads / maintenance.
                                                                                                                                            further inform decision-making on this issue. In addition, the issue has been revised and expanded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
  3f                                         No amendment necessary.                                                                        N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary.

                                                                                                                                            Although smaller allotment sizes in Residential Zones (400sqm) are provided for, section demand is for 600 -
                            Future lot                                                                                                      800sqm sections; there is no requirement to subdivide to the smaller sizes. Therefore a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No amendment
  6f             SLU, UC sizes, housing Retain smaller allotment sizes to improve housing affordability.                                    mechanisms may be needed to address housing affordability issues (these issues are covered in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    necessary
                           affordability                                                                                                    Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion document). Broad options to address housing affordability
                                                                                                                                            will be determined later in the study.

                                             Retention of small township environment while allowing local stores / cafes to develop  A study has recently been undertaken to identify long-term commercial and industrial land supply needs. This
                             Business
  7f                                         further to service the small towns, and ensure that such development is not hindered by will inform decision-making and has assisted in amending the issuesidentify any gap between long term                           61, 62
                              activity
                                             'red tape'.                                                                             anticipated demand and the ability to service the demand within the current supply.

                                       Acknowledgement that the business operating at YMCA Wainui Park is more than an
                                       accommodation centre but also offers a wide variety of recreational / retreat experiences                                                                                                                                  No amendment
  9f                       YMCA Wainui                                                                                           This information is received with thanks.
                                       in a rural environment to groups and individuals normally resident in an urban                                                                                                                                              necessary.
                                       environment.

                              worker         That tourism businesses build in the cost of providing worker housing into their business This option is acknowledged on p54 of the discussion document under 'Employer Provision' and may be                        No amendment
 10f
                              housing        plan, much as farmers have done for farm workers.                                         investigated further in future studies.                                                                                     necessary.
                              Internet /                                                                                                    This issue is discussed in the Physical Environment Chapter of the discussion document. It has been
 11f               PHY                       Full availability of high-speed internet capability.                                                                                                                                                                      60
                             technology                                                                                                     amended to improve detail and clarity.
                                             Provision of staff accommodation by tourism industry developers (and perhaps essential
                              worker                                                                                                This option is likely to be one of those that are identified and assessed either in a broad way later in this study           No amendment
                                             services eg schools, medical staff), thus making the area more attractive to potential
                              housing                                                                                               or possibly in more detail in future studies.                                                                                   necessary
                                             employees and reducing worker shortages.

                                                                                                                                            The issues for tourism identify that overexpansion or poorly managed tourism development can degrade the
                                                                                                                                            key qualities that visitors seek and that local communities value. The ability for the harbour basin and Akaroa
                                          Development of a bus park to meet existing bus demand as well as likely additional                in particular to accommodate this level of visitor numbers will require further assessment. In the longer term,
                            bus parking /                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
                                          demand from potential cruise ship visits from December 2009 [2,700 passengers, 60                 this may occur by way of a 'tourism carrying capacity' study; in the shorter term it is understood that the first
                            cruise ships                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                          buses to transport passengers to destinations within and beyond the harbour basin].               cruise ship may be anchoring in December 2008 this has been referred to Transport & Greenspace for
                                                                                                                                            potential establishment of a working party to address associated issues. Options such as development of a
                                                                                                                                            bus park will need to be considered further.

                                       Development of a 'campervan strategy' to address campervan issues, both in Akaroa                    Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                       and in Christchurch, noting a need to balance campervan-related issues against the                   has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and                No amendment
                   PHY      campervans
                                       value of the 'campervan $' to the economy. Suggests signage for campervan users, and                 their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to                necessary
                                       a shuttle between Akaroa and a campervan park in Little River or Takamatua.                          deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed.

                                             Provision of public toilets for travellers and tourists. Related to issues of water supply     As visitor numbers are projected to increase, the appropriate provision of toilet facilities will become important.
                   PHY      public toilets                                                                                                                                                                                                                             73
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                                           Develop and enforce natural areas where no further development is allowed, to preserve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                           the integrity of the Peninsula landscape and provide a traditional 'kiwi experience' of the
                                                                                                                                             One of the outcomes of this study is that areas that are most / least suitable for long-term development will be     necessary.
                                           outdoors. Suggestions for such areas include:
                                                                                                                                             known. The least suitable areas may be able to be used for a number of activities, including the setting aside
 12m                UC      ecotourism     (a) ecotourism (eg walking)
                                                                                                                                             of land for eco-tourism ventures, provided that land-owners and tourism operators are willing to proceed in this
                                           (b) carbon credits (tree planting, forest regeneration)                                           direction and that any necessary consents are obtained.
                                           (c) investigate 'trees for travellers' initiative in Kaikoura, alongside those organisations in
                                           operation (eg Akaroa Heritage Park Trust).
                             shoulder
                              season       Acknowledgement that future tourism growth in the Spring/Autumn seasons is                        The Visitor Strategy aims to flatten out the seasonal peaks and troughs, as identified in the discussion            No amendment
                            occupancy      anticipated and is already occurring (occupancy rates are up to 90% for April/May '07).           document. The occupancy rate information is received with thanks.                                                    necessary.
                               rates
                                                                                                                                             The discussion document acknowledges under 'seasonality' that "the winter season is much quieter, with most
                           Seasonality
                                       Acknowledgement that tourists have fewer options during winter months as many                         businesses running well below capacity and many closing for 1 - 2 days per week. While growth in harbour-
                          accommodatio                                                                                                                                                                                                                                72
                                       tourism businesses close down, especially small businesses such as B&Bs.                              based nature tourism has been marked over the past few years, there is little for visitors to do in winter or
                               n
                                                                                                                                             during poor weather".

                           Seasonality     Acknowledgement that CCT is targeting conference parties to help fill the dip in visitor                                                                                                                              No amendment
                                                                                                                                             This information is received with thanks.
                            initiatives    numbers during the winter.                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary.

                                                                                                                                             The Visitor Strategy was adopted in 2007 and is the lead document regarding tourism issues and initiatives in
                            Strategic   Buy-in from other organisations (eg campervan groups, DOC) regarding tourism issues                  the City. This document was developed with a variety of strategic partners. The implementation plan identifies No amendment
                           partnerships and initiatives. CCC should not be doing this alone.                                                 which agency is responsible for undertaking various tasks. Any additional projects that may be identified       necessary.
                                                                                                                                             through this study would involve the appropriate range of external organisations.

                                                                                                                                             Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (our Regional Tourism Organisation) is supporting the development of            No amendment
                           Visitor centre Development of the Akaroa visitor centre to iSite standard.
                                                                                                                                             the Akaroa Visitor Centre to iSite standards.                                                                         necessary

                                           That the CCC address the costs of consents as these are a disincentive to attracting              While the cost of building consent is very low in comparison with the costs of obtaining the land and labour,       No amendment
                                           working families.                                                                                 this comment has been passed along to the Environmental Policy and Approvals Unit.                                    necessary
                             Housing
                           affordability
                                           Provision for old houses on sites to be retained for worker accommodation when a new              While this option may be investigated further in future studies, it is noted that enforcement issues may arise if   No amendment
                                           house is proposed in a different location on a site.                                              the older house was used as a holiday home business.                                                                 necessary.


                                                                                                                                             There appears to be strong demand for rural-residential lifestyles in the harbour basin. The District Plan
                                                                                                                                             enables such development through application of a floating 'rural-residential' zone, although this zone requires
                                                                                                                                             that the development be able to meet servicing and infrastructure demands such as roading, water supply and
                                                                                                                                             sewage. Increased traffic flows from such development are noted in the District Plan as having adverse
                             housing                                                                                                         effects on the safety and convenience of the rural traffic environment. The plan also acknowledges certain
                                         Attract more working families to the Peninsula by having a more flexible attitude to
 15f               SLU     affordability                                                                                                     associated adverse effects, including reduction of habitat values, earthworks and clearance of vegetation.               88
                                         planning issues - in particular sustainable rural small 1-5 acre lifestyle blocks.
                          and economy                                                                                                        Much of the district is also characterised by steep slopes, unstable soils and important landscapes, which are
                                                                                                                                             inappropriate for such development. While most of the areas potentially suitable for rural-residential
                                                                                                                                             development will fall outside of the study areas, the demand for this form of development has now been
                                                                                                                                             acknowledged. In addition, the discussion document acknowledges the reduced percentage of families under
                                                                                                                                             'community/population change'.

                                                                                                                                             A business land supply study is currently underway which will assist in informing the council of any projected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                           Provision of incentives to encourage new business                                                 undersupply of particular forms of business activity in the future. Options to address any undersupply will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                            work from                                                                                                        considered at a later date.
                             home
                                                                                                                                             'Home enterprises' are currently provided for within the Residential Zone, Small Settlement Zone, Residential       No amendment
                                           Flexibility in zoning to encourage working from home.
                                                                                                                                             Conservation Zone, and Akaroa Hill Slopes Zone as a permitted activity.                                               necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
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REF                          Topic         Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Issues
                             Housing       Provision for old houses on sites to be retained for worker accommodation when a new         While this option may be investigated further in future studies, it is noted that enforcement issues may arise if     No amendment
                           affordability   house is proposed in a different location on a site.                                         the older house was used as a holiday home business.                                                                    necessary

                                                                                                                                        Housing incentives' may refer to addressing housing affordability issues (refer Economic Environment Chapter
                             Housing                                                                                                    Issues in the discussion document), or to providing the ability for further residential development in the harbour No amendment
 17f      UC                               Housing incentives, because more tourism and business is considered necessary.
                            incentives                                                                                                  basin. A study has recently been completed to address the longterm demand for residential development and            necessary
                                                                                                                                        this will help to inform us of the need for any additional housing provision.

                             Housing       Mechanisms to encourage workers to live in the area and the ability to purchase              The housing affordability issue has been recognised in the Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion             No amendment
         SLU
                           affordability   property.                                                                                    document. Broad level options to address the issues form a later part of the Study.                                     necessary

                            economic       Acknowledgement that the current focus on tourism, hospitality and farming is unlikely to The local economy is certainly dominated by these industries, although diversification into other niche                  No amendment
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                              base         change.                                                                                   industries servicing both the local and tourism markets would reduce vulnerability of the local economy.                   necessary

                                           Utilisation of Council land to build units for workers eg multi-storeyed development in
                             worker                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 19f                                       recessive colours against a hill backdrop. Concerned that housing previously provided        This option may be addressed further in future studies.
                             housing                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                           by Post Office, Ministry of Works and Council has been lost.

                                                                                                                               The figures were taken directly from a 2005 report by a consultancy firm. It is agreed that these may
                          holiday home Amendments to projections of holiday homes in Wainui to match (1) potential sections in                                                                                                                                No amendment
 21f                                                                                                                           underestimate long-term holiday home numbers. Refer Wastewater planning issues re the Wainui proposed
                           projection  residential zone and (2) the proposed wastewater system.                                                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                               wastewater system.
                             housing       An affordable housing development in Duvauchelle for workers and families (and is            Options for addressing affordable housing will be assessed in later studies; the offer of land is noted with          No amendment
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                           affordability   happy to provide some land for this).                                                        thanks.                                                                                                                 necessary

                                        Acknowledgement that although the 2006 census stated that 64% of houses
                                        unoccupied, the percentage of holiday homes to permanently occupied is much higher.                                                                                                                                   No amendment
 23f                      holiday homes                                                                                                 The percentage of holiday homes in the harbour basin is certainly very high by any measure.
                                        A Lincoln University study found 80% of houses as holiday homes which compounds                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                        problems even more so.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
 24f                                       No amendment - a good summary of issues.                                                     N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                necessary

                                          Restrictions on exotic afforestation which, if permitted, would upset the present visual The scope of this study does not extend to assessment of the impacts of exotic forestry, particularly given the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
 26f                      exotic forestry values of the landscape. Commercial forests have a significant adverse effect on visual current Environment Court processes regarding landscape issues. However, this comment has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                necessary
                                          amenity when trees are harvested.                                                        forwarded to the City Plan Team for their reference in future District Plan reviews.

                                           That the Council looks at the big picture and does not bow to pressure from a vocal
                                           minority. Many residents are retired and do not contribute economically to the area.         All owners/occupiers of land are among those considered to be stakeholders in this Study as they are part of          No amendment
                                           Some leave the area in winter and 'produce nothing'. However, they are very vocal on         the community and/or have an interest in its future.                                                                    necessary
                                           all issues and appear to have all the say.
                                           Encouragement of new subdivision and development, including installation of new
                             housing
                                           infrastructure, without needing to obtain approval of all local residents.                   A sieve mapping exercise is underway to determine whether any of the harbour settlements show more
                                           Greater ability to buy a section to build on in Wainui, to be more fair to the families of   potential than others to accommodate long term growth in the harbour basin. Any areas that appear to show             No amendment
                                           Christchurch and to encourage families into the outdoors to use the harbour. Feedback        such potential will be recommended for further, more detailed Area Plans studies which are undertaken with              necessary
 27f                                       notes that locals are against this because it would cost them more in rates due to new       community consultation.
                                           infrastructure.
                                           Assessment of low cost affordable housing options for locals, including CCC housing for
                             housing                                                                                                    The various options to address housing affordability issues will be identified at a broad level later in this study   No amendment
                                           young workers to keep them in the area, and use of BP Meats site for new shops plus
                           affordability                                                                                                and potentially in more detail in future work programmes.                                                               necessary
                                           apartment on top for staff.
                                                                                                                                 Some of these matters have been addressed in part through the Visitor Strategy, adopted by the Council in
                                        That demand for real estate, including holiday homes, be proactively addressed with
                             tourism /                                                                                           2007. A study has recently been completed to assess the real estate market and demand. The aim of the                        No amendment
          UC                            more (controlled) subdivision, infrastructure upgrades, more parks including BBQ tables,
                          holiday homes                                                                                          Settlements Study is to be on the 'front foot' with addressing long term demand and assessing whether                          necessary
                                        and provision for campervans (with waste facilities.
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                                                                                                                                Any additional information-gathering would need to have a clear purpose in informing decision-making and
                                                                                                                                there are times when a broad picture serves its purpose as well as a detailed assessment, particularly given
                             Visitor
                                        More information on visitor numbers and seasonality.                                    time and cost implications. If/when such information becomes critical the decisions can be made around
                            numbers
                                                                                                                                spending priorities. A Real Estate Market study has recently been undertaken which also provides a broad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                                                                                                                picture of the extent of holiday homes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                                                                                                                                The study has been limited in scope at this stage, while recognising that many issues have no true
                            Scope of    An extension of the study to rural areas so that opportunities in these areas - ie      geophysical boundary. Issues extending to the rural hinterland will be noted and if there is an identified need
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                             study      horticulture, viticulture, visitor accommodation and facilities can be included.        to undertake additional strategic planning work beyond the settlements then this will need to be agreed
                                                                                                                                through LTCCP processes.
                                                                                                                                Any additional information-gathering would need to have a clear purpose in informing decision-making and
                                        That the Council obtain more detailed data to define 'community', specifically a better
                                                                                                                                there are times when a broad picture services its purpose as well as a detailed assessment, particularly given
                            community   understanding of where permanent residents live, where holiday homes are, and the                                                                                                                                  No amendment
         SOC                                                                                                                    time and cost implications. If/when such information becomes critical the decisions can be made around
                              data      percentage of holiday homes. It is considered that the Response Planning figure of 60%                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                spending priorities. A Real Estate Market study has been undertaken which provides a broad picture of the
                                        is probably out of date and too low.
                                                                                                                                extent of holiday homes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 36f                                    Agrees with issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 37f                                    Agrees with issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 38f                                    Agrees with issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                              public    Public transport, to assist in increasing the workforce (within constraints of housing         Addressing Housing affordability issues is likely to require a multifaceted response and options associated with No amendment
                   PHY
                            transport   affordability and availability).                                                               public transport may be a relevant component; this will be addressed later in the study.                           necessary

                                                                                                                                       While organisations such as Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism can be proactive in targeting and
                                        Identification and targeting of tourism activities that fit with the unique nature of Akaroa   encouraging particular operators, the Council cannot refuse to allow other tourism activities unless they are        No amendment
                             tourism
                                        Harbour, rather than an 'anything goes' tourism industry.                                      clearly at odds with the District Plan's stated objectives, policies and rules, including those regarding the area's   necessary
                                                                                                                                       landscape.

                                                                                                                                       The feedback is acknowledged but is an issue beyond the direct scope of this study. Issues extending to the
                                        Acknowledgement that farming provides the area's ambience (especially in the outer                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                                                                                                                       rural hinterland will be noted and if there is an identified need to undertake additional strategic planning work
                                        bays) and [assumed] support for its long term viability.                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                                                                                                                                       beyond the settlements then this will need to be agreed through LTCCP processes.
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                            Business
                             activity                                                                                                  A business land supply study has recently been undertaken which has assisted in informing the council of any
                                        Development of businesses other than those directly associated with tourism seasons,
                                                                                                                                       projected undersupply of particular forms of business activity in the future. Options to address any                No amendment
                                        to help provide professional and volunteer services, while acknowledging the challenge
                                                                                                                                       undersupply will be considered at a later date. Options to address the community structure issues identified in       necessary
                                        of keeping property prices in reach of families.
                                                                                                                                       the Social Environment chapter of the discussion document will be developed later in the study.

                                        Verification that previous studies done on the Peninsula have been incorporated into the
                                                                                                                                       An extensive search of relevant documents was undertaken in order to inform preparation of the discussion
                                        discussion document. These studies are: the Banks Peninsula Landscape Study and
                             previous                                                                                                  document 'Identifying the Issues'. All documents are referenced within the Bibliography on page 71 of the           No amendment
         NAT                            Public Preference Survey undertaken for the Council by Banks Peninsula, and
                              studies                                                                                                  document. Council staff are interested to know of any other studies that may have been missed in the                 necessary.
                                        [assumed] a study by Lincoln University on Community Perceptions of Tourism in
                                                                                                                                       information search.
                                        Christchurch and Akaroa.
                                                                                                                                 The Council does not contribute money towards boundary fencing works adjacent to paper roads, rural or
                                                                                                                                 urban. On Banks Peninsula there is some 1200km of paper unformed roads. The cost of construction and
                   NAT,                 Submitter requests that the Christchurch City Council goes halves with them to fence off                                                                                                                           No amendment
 40f                                                                                                                             upkeep of fencing across the Peninsula would be considerable and unsustainable. An application for a half
                   PHY                  a paper road adjoining their property.                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                 share of the fencing cost would be declined in that there is no precedent for it. The landowner has been
                                                                                                                                 informed of the Council's position on this issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 41f                                    Agrees with issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 42f                                    Agrees with issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary

                                        Development of small business opportunities within the Basin, especially those                                                                                                                                     No amendment
                             tourism                                                                                         A study into long-term business land supply needs is currently underway.
                                        associated with tourism and recreation (eg walkway development and associated cafes)                                                                                                                                 necessary



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REF                          Topic          Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                       Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Issues
                                            Consideration given to the inclusion of appropriately scaled and priced housing within                                                                                                                              No amendment
                             housing                                                                                                      Housing affordability is recognised as an issue, and this option may be investigated further in future studies.
                                            new developments.                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary
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                             climate                                                                                                      The Transport section of the discussion document notes, under 'Reliance on the motor vehicle' the current
                            change /   Acknowledgement that it would be irresponsible in the era of climate change to just                reliance on the motor vehicle and dependence on fossil fuels. The 'Distribution of Commercial Activity' issues        No amendment
                   PHY
                          commuting to accept that people who work within the Basin may have to commute long distances.                   also note the potential need for more self-sustaining settlements. Housing provision is also a component and            necessary
                              work                                                                                                        a multi-faceted approach to address these issues is likely to be necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
 44f                                        Agrees with issues                                                                            N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary

                                        Amendments which acknowledge that house price increases are due to an exponential                 House prices across NZ have risen dramatically although the localities which are most desirable have
                           house prices increase in the money supply rather than due to demand in the Akaroa locality. As the             experienced greater than average increases. A study into the real estate market operating within the harbour               67
                                        credit cycle contracts, prices will fall even if demand remains the same.                         basin has recently been completed and has helped inform development of the Statement of Issues.
 45f                                                                                                                                      The Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 provides councils with powers to set, assess and collect 'rates'.
                                            Acknowledgement that the major beneficiaries of money supply driven house price               Under this legislation and the Rating Valuations Act 1998, the council is required to value all properties for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
                               rates        growth are local authorities and that the rating system confiscates income to subsidise       rating purposes. These rates are used to fund local government activities that are undertaken to support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                            vested interests.                                                                             strong communities. While the rating system is beyond the scope of this study, the issue of housing
                                                                                                                                          affordability has been identified and addressed.

                                                                                                                                          The sieve mapping analysis currently underway will identify any significant constraints to some of the activities
                                                                                                                                          proposed. Areas of the harbour basin showing considerable potential for alternative activities will be put
                           Options for      Consideration of alternative activities (including tourism / golf course, residential,        forward for more intensive planning studies which would consider all other relevant matters in more detail. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
 46x      UC               Takamatua        retirement village and accommodation) for the land currently zoned rural on the               the Takamatua Peninsula is identified as requiring more detailed analysis, either by the Council or a developer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary
                           Peninsula        Takamatua Peninsula.                                                                          then this can be actioned at the appropriate stage of this process. However, a large portion of the Takamatua
                                                                                                                                          Peninsula is outside the settlement study areas. The landowner's thoughts for this land are noted but no
                                                                                                                                          change to the issues for the harbour basin appear to be needed.

                                                                                                                                          The section of the discussion document on Economy of the Harbour Basin does touch briefly on housing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
                                            Acknowledgement of housing affordability issues within section on Economy (p 50).             difficulties (top p49) but is not the principal focus of this broad, introductory section. Rather, a separate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                                                                                                                          more detailed section was included (p52 - 54), including issues relevant to housing affordability.

                                                                                                                                          Residential rates across the district as a whole are lower than any of NZ's other major metropolitan areas.
                             Housing                                                                                                      Generally, properties which increase in value by more than the city-wide average will experience an increase
                           affordability,                                                                                                 in rates. The discussion document includes an issue which indicates that strong growth in land and house
                               rates                                                                                                      values may create housing affordability problems for current and potential permanent resident and seasonal
                                            Acknowledgement that increased property valuations will affect rates. Individuals and         workers. This occurs because property values are set by the general real estate market. Subsequent
                                            families on low or fixed income may be forced out of the community.                           investigation has also revealed that settlements outside Akaroa but within the harbour basin are likely to
                                                                                                                                          experience one of the highest increases in rates across the city (based on projections using the draft Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     67
                                                                                                                                          Plan) while Akaroa residents are likely to experience an increase which is lower than the average for the city.
                                                                                                                                          While particular areas as a whole may experience rate increases, some individual properites within those
                                                                                                                                          areas may experience a decrease.

                                            Acknowledgement that housing affordability issues affect not just workers, but the ability
                            Business                                                                                                   A study has recently been undertaken addressing business land supply needs over the planning period. The
                                            of business people to locate in Akaroa (ie they can't afford to purchase or set up a
                           affordability                                                                                               comments on the link between property prices and business activities are received with thanks.
                                            business and provide accommodations for themselves and workers).

                                                                                                                                          There is likely to be a tension here between the benefits and disbenefits of seasonality. The Visitor Strategy
                                                                                                                                          adopted by CCC in 2007 aims for a spread of the peak season, and a greater spread of visitor numbers across
                           Benefits of      Acknowledgement that a low season provides a break for residents and business
                                                                                                                                          the year, which is also likely to increase business viability and support the potential for families to move to the        72
                           seasonality      owners from the pressure of the peak season and so has its benefits.
                                                                                                                                          area. The issues identify that there can be a conflict of interest or value clash between objectives for tourism
                                                                                                                                          growth and community identity.




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       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to Issues
                                       Acknowledgement of the 'carrying capacity' of Akaroa for tourism, including effects of
                           Effects on                                                                                                   The issues note that overexpansion of tourism can degrade the key qualities that visitors seek and that local
                                       campervans, tour buses, heavy trucks, cruise ships. Noting: large vehicles don't fit into                                                                                                                           No amendment
                          community of                                                                                                  communities value. One of the options to address this issue may be to undertake a study of the carrying
                                       an average-sized carpark and must drive down the centre of Rue Lavaud which is the                                                                                                                                    necessary
                            tourism                                                                                                     capacity of Akaroa regarding visitor peaks, to inform future decision-making.
                                       only access into and out of town.
                                                                                                                                        Peak oil is mentioned several times in the document (eg see pages 11, 12, 37, 39 and 51). The link with
                                           That mention is made of peak oil, which will have a profound potential effect on tourism                                                                                                                        No amendment
                   PHY       Peak oil                                                                                                   tourism is presumably via transport costs as addressed in the Transport section of the Physical Environment
                                           both nationally and internationally.                                                                                                                                                                              necessary
                                                                                                                                        Chapter.
 49x                                                                                                                                    While noting that the Akaroa Harbour Basin Settlements Study discussion document and the Visitor Strategy
                           Consultation                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
                                        That the council directly consult local residents regarding tourist-related issues.             were both open to consultation, this commenthas been passed to other units of the Council for their
                            on tourism                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                                                                                                                        information and consideration.
                                                                                                                                        The majority of public property in Akaroa is managed by the City Council. Private businesses wishing to
                                                                                                                                        occupy this land are not permitted to do so as of right. For example, the Marine Facilities Control Bylaw 2002
                                        Inclusion of an issue concerning a demand for private commercial use of public space,
                                                                                                                                        states that "no charter or commercial operator shall use a Council wharf, without the permission of the Council
                                        and the lack of policies / planning for dealing with this (examples are given in the                                                                                                                               No amendment
                           public space                                                                                                 having first been obtained". Ongoing demand to occupy this space is unlikely to diminish but regulatory
                                        submission, including proposals for storage units on open public space, extension to                                                                                                                                necessary.
                                                                                                                                        processes are in place for assessing applications as they arise, and enforcement procedures are also used
                                        Main Wharf, amusement ride adjacent to Main Wharf entrance, outdoor dining etc).
                                                                                                                                        where necessary. A study has recently been undertaken to assess general long-term business land supply
                                                                                                                                        needs in the harbour basin.

                                           Inclusion of an issue recognising that casual vendors at short term markets and events
                            Weekend        reduce income of established businesses who pay rates and employ staff year-round.           At a broad, strategic level a study on Business Land Supply for the harbour basin has been commissioned.           No amendment
                            markets        There is concern that the community has not been fully consulted on these matters or         This comment will therefore be passed on to the Marketing Unit for their consideration.                              necessary
                                           the possible merits of weekend markets and 'events'.

                                           Recognition that the permanent population will probably not increase to a great degree
                                           because of the high cost of property and few long term rental houses available, with the     The issues noted here are covered under the sections on Managing Urban Change and Economic
                             Housing       market likely to continue to cater for holiday homes. Property valuations may force older    Environment in the discussion document. Information has recently been collected on areas of the district
         SOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    67
                           affordability   residents and families on low incomes to shift away from the area. This will increase the    where rates are increasing. A study on the real estate market in the harbour basin has also been undertaken.
                                           imbalance between permanent residents and casual visitors, with a potential detriment        The additional information has informed amendments to the issues..
                                           to the community's well-being and social cohesion.


                           Commercial      (b) commercial use is also sought but there is little space available for new businesses     The Business Land Supply Study has informed amendments to the Statement of Issues re undersupply of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              61, 62
                           land supply     in the town.                                                                                 commercial land.


         SLU                               (d) the District Plan takes a „one size fits all‟ approach to the rural area, failing to
                                           acknowledge the differences between our communities, and their evolution from the
                                                                                                                                    The high visitor numbers are picked up in the discussion document and discussed in the Economic and                    No amendment
                             Tourism       former Akaroa, Wairewa, Mount Herbert and Lyttelton counties. High visitor numbers
                                                                                                                                    Physical Environment chapters in particular.                                                                             necessary
                                           and demand for holiday homes in the Akaroa area creates a set of issues and pressures
                                           very different from those in other rural areas of the Peninsula.

                            affordable     Priority given to building affordable housing for fulltime Akaroa residents, and ensuring    The issue of affordable housing provision has been noted; options for addressing this will be canvassed later      No amendment
                             housing       that this is located in Akaroa and not in Takamatua / Robinsons Bay / Duvauchelle etc.       in the study and, potentially, in future more detailed studies.                                                      necessary

                             Holiday                                                                                                    The sieve mapping analysis currently underway will identify any significant constraints to housing. Use of a       No amendment
                                           Limits put on the building of many more holiday homes in Akaroa.
                             homes                                                                                                      house as a holiday home business is not currently regulated.                                                         necessary

                                                                                                                                        (a) seasonality of business operations and associated staffing is reflected in issues under the harbour basin
                                           Incorporation of issues concerning: (a) dependence on transient population to cope with
                                                                                                                                        economy, housing affordability and tourism. (b) rates increases are related to the housing affordability issue
                                           seasonal surges in business; (b) increased rates as a result of ever increasing
                                                                                                                                        which refers to strong growth in land and house prices and to the very high proportion of holiday homes. (c)
                                           substantial homes; and (c) increasing pressure on infrastructure - including vulnerability                                                                                                                         67,72
                                                                                                                                        infrastructure issues are addressed in the Physical Environment Chapter. Collectively, these issues all have
 52x                                       of a consistent and good quality water supply. These have flow-on effects to the
                                                                                                                                        inter-related flow-on effects which are acknowledged in the document and will be built in to the final Statement
                                           environment and the community as a whole.
                                                                                                                                        of Issues.

                                           Acknowledgement that the community is experiencing many detrimental economic,                Different sections of the report address issues on the economic and social environment. Specific references        No amendment
                                           social and cultural effects, due to:                                                         are noted below.                                                                                                     necessary
                             Holiday       (a) holiday homes undermining the coherence of community life, with a lack of year-          While holiday homes are addressed within the discussion document, the effects on community coherence in
         SOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22
                             homes         round neighbours;                                                                            relation to year-round neighbours is not.
                            Affordable                                                                                                  Housing affordability issues are addressed under the Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion                No amendment
                                           (b) lack of affordable housing for families;
                             housing                                                                                                    document.                                                                                                            necessary




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REF                          Topic         Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                     Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to Issues
                                      Prohibition on campervans and camping within three kilometres of a residential area or a         Campervan issues were highlighted in the Christchurch Visitor Strategy (adopted August 2007). The Council
                                      camping ground, and no 'freedom camping' unless there are adequate toilet and                    has committed to addressing these issues, and has already started work with a survey of campervans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 58x     PHY               campervans wastewater storage facilities on board. Suggests a hotline to report registration numbers        their users completed in September 2007, and a project to improve road signage underway. Further work to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                      of those seen urinating / defecating / discharging waste, and an appropriate fine to make        deal with impacts on the community and environment will be needed and this comment has been passed on to
                                      rental companies encourage tourists to do the right thing.                                       those staff involved in the work.


                            noise from
                                           Incorporation of issues concerning noise effects of tourism operators including jet boats,
                             harbour                                                                                                  The key issue for long term Settlement Planning is to ensure that noise sensitive activities are not developed
                                           jet skis and helicopters, noting that the harbour basin and hills project noise which can                                                                                                                            85
                             tourism                                                                                                  close to existing high noise environments. The issues have been amended accordingly.
                                           be heard kilometres away.
                            operations

                                           That organisers of Le Race and French Fest address concerns expressed by residents          The discussion document notes some of the traffic and pedestrian safety issues under the Physical
                           events and                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                           regarding congestion (roads blocked for crowd control and traffic purposes, parking on      Environment Chapter. The feedback regarding specific events has been passed on to the Marketing Unit for
                            festivals                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary
                                           narrow lanes, people walking in the streets).                                               their consideration.

                                           Acknowledgement that recent property valuations reflect the fact that it is now virtually
                                           impossible for middle income individuals/families to purchase or rent in Akaroa or the
                            affordable                                                                                                 These matters are addressed in the discussion document under 'housing affordability' and also referred to           No amendment
                                           wider harbour basin. Salaries are traditionally low and focussed within the service
                             housing                                                                                                   under 'tourism', 'labour market' (harbour basin economy) and 'community structure'.                                   necessary
                                           industry. Community fragmentation occurs when the elderly and young move away in
                                           search of reasonable housing or well paid employment in the city.

                             Visitor       Acknowledge that the scale of Akaroa is unable to cope with increasing numbers of                                                                                                                               No amendment
                            numbers        visitors in a comfortable or safe manner.                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                               The issues note that overexpansion of tourism can degrade the key qualities that visitors seek and that local
                                        Acknowledge that residents are inconvenienced during the peak holiday period because communities value. One of the options to address this issue may be to undertake a study of the carrying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
                           Seasonality of the lack of parking and crowds, which is accepted for a portion of the year but      capacity of Akaroa regarding visitor peaks, to inform future decision-making. The matter of visiting cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
 62x                                    extending the busy season is not delighting all residents and business owners.         ships has been noted and referred to Transport & Greenspace for potential establishment of a working party to
                                                                                                                               address associated issues.
                                        Acknowledge that the addition of cruise ships to existing visitor peaks will erode the                                                                                                               No amendment
                           Cruise ships
                                        character and amenity values of Akaroa and the surrounding area.                                                                                                                                       necessary

                                           Acknowledgement that it is now virtually impossible for middle income individuals and
                                           families to purchase or rent in Akaroa. The harbour basin presents a similar problem in
                             Housing                                                                                               The comments reflect the matters covered in the discussion document: issues of housing affordability are                No amendment
                                           terms of being affordable. Salaries are traditionally low and are focused within the
                           affordability                                                                                           addressed on page 54, community structure on page 28 and the labour market on page 50.                                    necessary
                                           service industry. The community becomes fragmented when the elderly and young move
                                           away in search of reasonable housing or well paid employment in the city.

                                        Acknowledgement that community fragmentation is occurring as a result of high property         The issues identify that there can be a conflict of interest or value clash between objectives for tourism growth
                            Community valuations and sales, with new holiday home owners bringing a very different set of              (eg holiday homes) and community identity [p57]. The issues for strong communities [p31] identify the               No amendment
                          fragmentation expectations and values and not usually volunteering for community services (eg fire           pressures on community facilities and services, including voluntary organisations. Resolving these issues is          necessary
                                        brigade).                                                                                      likely to be difficult and will require a multi-faceted approach.


                                           Acknowledgement that residents cannot easily commute into town to find higher paying Reliance on the motor vehicle due to the distances that need to be travelled is addressed in the Transport
                   PHY     Commuting       employment opportunities. The long drive over sometimes difficult roads plus the cost of section of the Physical Environment Chapter, including the limited availability of other modes of transport.                63
                                           petrol make commuting an unattractive option for most people on a daily basis.           These factors also impact upon the employment options available to residents of the harbour basin.



                                                                                                                                       It is inferred that the submitter considers that the current planning rules do not enable a broad enough range of
                                                                                                                                       residential options to establish. At present, any proposals for cluster housing or farm parks would likely require
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
                          Housing types Innovation to enable cluster housing and farm parks.                                           resource consent. This may be appropriate, given the potential range of effects, depending upon the chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                                                                                                                       location. However, if options to address issues requires a closer look at alternative provision for housing then
                                                                                                                                       this may be investigated further at that time.
 63p
                                                                                                                                       This issue is acknowledged under 'community structure' in the Social Environment Chapter of the discussion          No amendment
                   SOC      Population     Initiatives to encourage people to live in the harbour basin
                                                                                                                                       document. Development of broad options to address these issues will take place later in the study.                   necessary.




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REF                          Topic       Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                      Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to Issues

                                         Improved broadband service across the basin, acknowledging that there are economies High speed internet supply issues are addressed in the Physical Environment chapter, although the link to
                   PHY     Broadband                                                                                                                                                                                                                          60
                                         of scale issues and that more residents may be needed before this would occur.      resident numbers has not been included and would benefit from being stated.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
 68f                                     Agrees with the issues                                                                       N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                                                                                                                      A study addressing Business Land Supply has recently been undertaken to inform long term planning
                           Commercial    Provision for commercial facilities in residential areas where there are currently no
                                                                                                                                      considerations for business zoning across the harbour basin settlements. This study has assisted in                  61, 62. 64
                            facilities   commercial zones (eg Duvauchelle, Wainui).
                                                                                                                                      identifying appropriate amendments to the issues.

                                                                                                                                      Local residents would likely be those most inconvenienced by any closure of the service station, although it is
 69m
                                                                                                                                      noted that frequently in NZ the smaller rural service stations are taken over by new operators when the larger
                           Community     Action to be taken in relation to key community services such as petrol stations, which
         SOC                                                                                                                          companies move out. This situation accentuates the potential need for a modal shift to alternative transport for        89
                            services     may not be able to continue to be commercially viable.
                                                                                                                                      some of the journeys currently undertaken by private motor vehicle. This is an issue addressed in part in the
                                                                                                                                      discussion document under 'reliance on the motor vehicle' and 'public transport'.




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       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       to Issues

                             infrastructure
                                                                                                                                       This may be looked at to the extent that these areas are within the study areas, and this will also be picked up
  1f               PHY        planning for Low density, unreticulated subdivision in areas of lesser landscape value.                                                                                                                                           88
                                                                                                                                       in part by sieve mapping exercise. The issue regarding rural-residential development has been expanded.
                            lifestyle areas


                                                                                                                                       This may be looked at to the extent that these areas are within the study areas, and this will also be picked up
                                             Further clustered residential land in locations that enable sustainable water and         in part by sieve mapping exercise. However, the discussion document does indicate as an issue that the
  2f                UC         General                                                                                                                                                                                                                         77, 85
                                             wastewater reticulation.                                                                  District Plan is silent in relation to long term settlemnet patterns, including new settlements and this is now
                                                                                                                                       addressed in the issues. In addition, the issue regarding rural-residential development has been expanded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
  3f                                         Agrees with Issues                                                                        N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary

                                                                                                                                       Information has been gathered on areas prone to instability and this will form part of the sieve mapping             No amendment
  4f               NAT           n/a         Address slope stability issues via more substantial retaining walls and planting.
                                                                                                                                       process to identify constraints and areas requiring greater mitigation if developed.                                   necessary.

                             Future lot                                                                                                Although smaller allotment sizes in Residential Zones (400sqm) are provided for, section demand is for 600 -
                                                                                                                                       800sqm sections; there is no requirement to subdivide to the smaller sizes. Therefore a variety of mechanisms
                               sizes,                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
         ECN       UC                     Retain smaller allotment sizes to improve housing affordability.                             may be needed to address housing affordability issues (these issues are covered in the Economic
                              housing                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                                                                                                                       Environment Chapter of the discussion document). Broad options to address housing affordability will be
  6f                        affordability                                                                                              determined later in the study.
                              Zoning /
                                                                                                                                       Sieve mapping exercises will help identify areas showing least constraint to long-term settlement consolidation      No amendment
                             settlement      Rezoning of land at Takamatua for development.
                                                                                                                                       and will inform us as to the potential of this land.                                                                   necessary
                               growth

                                                                                                                                       Ridgelines and areas with identified (and significant) landscape value form part of sieve mapping processes to       No amendment
                                             That any development avoid ridgelines and instead be located in flatter valleys.
                                                                                                                                       identify constraints to long-term urban consolidation.                                                                 necessary
                             Settlement
                 UC / NAT     pattern /      Mitigation of Ngaio Point subdivision by leaving areas in native bush.                    The land between Ngaio Pt and Robinsons Bay is rural zone and is not currently able to be developed.
                               growth
                                                                                                                                       The minimum subdivision size of Small Settlement Zones is 1000sqm, which allows ample space for planting.                 7
  7f                                         Ensure subdivisions allow room for screening by native planting - ie larger subdivision
                                                                                                                                       However, Residential Zones enable closer subdivision and therefore would have a greater need for reserves.
                                             sizes.
                                                                                                                                       A new issue on 'rural character' has been prepared.
                               Coastal
                            development /                                                                                              Identified coastal landscape protection areas and the impacts of coastal erosion and inundation will be              No amendment
         NAT                                  No further subdivision on coastlines.
                             soil stability /                                                                                          incorporated into the sieve mapping exercise.                                                                          necessary
                              walkways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
  9f                                         Agrees with Issues                                                                        N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
 10f                                         Agrees with Issues                                                                        N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary

                                                                                                                                       Ridgelines and areas with identified (and significant) landscape value form part of sieve mapping processes as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
                                             1. that any development avoid ridgelines                                                  constraints to long-term urban consolidation. The issues identified in the discussion document address
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        necessary
                                                                                                                                       important ridgelines and other important landscape features.

                                                                                                                                       The Akaroa Hill Slope Zone on the hills around Akaroa has a minimum subdivision size of 5000sqm. There
                                             2. Raise minimum subdivision size on sloping residential land from 400sqm to between
                                                                                                                                       may be scope for any future area plans to incorporate lower density subdivision on hillsides around other
                                             600 and 1000sqm to reduce urban density and allow space for planting.
                                                                                                                                       settlements if such development is considered appropriate.
                            Allotment size
 11f               NAT
                             / landscape                                                                                               The section sizes in the urban zones of the Akaroa Harbour Basin generally allow for significant planting, which
                                                                                                                                       enables screening of dwellings. Control over house colours is usually only used in New Zealand where there                7
                                                                                                                                       is potential for very significant amenity effects on visually sensitive environments. This situation would need to
                                             3. Require house colours to be in a subdued palette to avoid adverse effects on visual
                                                                                                                                       be proven by way of professional studies. The recent Boffa Miskell landscape study may help to inform future
                                             amenity.
                                                                                                                                       district plan changes in relation to significant landscapes. However, it is noted that the scope of the
                                                                                                                                       Settlements Study is purely the settlement areas and their immediate hinterland, much of which is excluded
                                                                                                                                       from the Boffa Miskell study.




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       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Issues
                                           Acknowledgement that subdivision sizes reflect wastewater treatment systems and that
                                                                                                                                        The issues have been amended to acknowledge the various effects of different forms of development on public
 13f                       section size    smaller allotments would require construction of wastewater reticulation and treatment                                                                                                                                   86
                                                                                                                                        infrastructure.
                                           plant.
                                                                                                                                        Any areas which show potential for long term population increase / consolidation will need additional planning
                              Wainui       Limitation to further subdivision in Wainui, particularly given pressures on facilities
 14f                UC                                                                                                                  processes to ensure that the facilities and infrastructure are appropriate. Significant infrastructure constraints           83
                            subdivision    (beach, road, slipway) at peak times.
                                                                                                                                        may limit settlement growth. A new issue has been created.

                                                                                                                                        Allotment size is closely related to infrastructure reticulation and landscape character. At present the District
                                                                                                                                        Plan allows residential activity as of right in the urban zones only; planning consent is required elsewhere to
                                                                                                                                        ensure that the relevant factors are considered before any approval is granted. However, as noted in the
                    UC                     Flexible subdivision sizes and locations.                                                                                                                                                                                 77
                                                                                                                                        discussion document, the District Plan does not indicate long term settlement pattern preferences. While
                                                                                                                                        allotment sizes are noted in the discussion document, the limited flexibility in residential subdivision sizes is not
                                                                                                                                        clearly indicated. This matter is now included within the Statement of Issues.

                                                                                                                                        There appears to be strong demand for rural-residential lifestyles in the harbour basin. The District Plan
                                                                                                                                        enables such development through application of a floating 'rural-residential' zone, although this zone requires
 15f
                                                                                                                                        that the development be able to meet servicing and infrastructure demands such as roading, water supply and
                                                                                                                                        sewage. Increased traffic flows from such development are noted in the District Plan as having adverse effects
                              rural-                                                                                                    on the safety and convenience of the rural traffic environment. The plan also acknowledges certain associated
                                           Enable people who prefer self-sufficient isolation to build on small 1 - 5 acre blocks (ie
         PHY                residential                                                                                                 adverse effects, including reduction of habitat values, earthworks and clearance of vegetation. Much of the                 88
                                           1000sqm - 2ha in area) if responsible for all services (ie rainwater, wind power etc).
                            subdivision                                                                                                 district is also characterised by steep slopes, unstable soils and important landscapes, which are inappropriate
                                                                                                                                        for such development. While most of the areas potentially suitable for rural-residential development will fall
                                                                                                                                        outside of the study areas, the demand for this form of development has now been acknowledged. In addition,
                                                                                                                                        the discussion document acknowledges the reduced percentage of families under 'community/population
                                                                                                                                        change'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
 16f                                       Agrees with Issues                                                                           N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary

                                           1. Mechanisms to encourage workers to live in the area and the ability to purchase           The housing affordability issue has been recognised in the Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion               No amendment
                   ECN
                                           property.                                                                                    document. Broad level options to address the issues form a later part of the Study.                                       necessary

                                                                                                                                        The District Plan contains a 'floating' rural-residential zone which can be applied following application and
 17f                      allotment size
                                                                                                                                        assessment. To date no zone changes have been approved in the Akaroa Harbour Basin area. While the
                                           2. Provision for 2 - 4ha lifestyle areas.                                                    scope of this study is limited in terms of its location to the settlement areas and immediate hinterland, the               88
                                                                                                                                        market demand for this form of subdivision/development has recently been assessed by professionals and will
                                                                                                                                        inform future workstreams.

                                                                                                                                        Information on areas prone to instability has recently been gathered and will form part of the sieve mapping            No amendment
 18f               NAT                     Consideration of land stability issues in settlement planning.
                                                                                                                                        process to identify constraints and areas requiring greater mitigation if developed.                                      necessary

                                                                                                                                        The Property Law Act 2007, Part 6, sections 332 - 338 enables an application to be made to the District Court
                                                                                                                                        for an order to get trees trimmed if they obstruct views, create excessive shading, or create a range of other          No amendment
 19f                                       Control over tall trees which restrict access to sunlight on neighbours' properties.
                                                                                                                                        specified effects. The Settlements Study is not the most appropriate mechanism for responding to this                     necessary
                                                                                                                                        situation.
                                                                                                                                        While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                        Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                           Larger minimum subdivision sizes to ensure sufficient off road parking for cars and
 20f               PHY    allotment size                                                                                                800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement                 38
                                           boats.
                                                                                                                                        to develop to this size. The majority of Small Settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and
                                                                                                                                        1500sqm minimum site size. A new issue has been developed to reflect the concern.
                                                                                                                                        While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                        Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                                                                                                                        800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement
                                           Larger minimum subdivision sizes to ensure no adverse effects on roading systems
 21f               PHY    allotment size                                                                                                to develop to this size. The majority of urban settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and                  33, 34
                                           (which are narrow, windy and prone to slips).
                                                                                                                                        1500sqm minimum site size. Any areas which appear suitable for long term consolidation will require further
                                                                                                                                        planning studies to be undertaken in relation to supporting infrastructure. Two new or amended issues have
                                                                                                                                        been developed to reflect the concern.

                                                                                                                                        Sieve mapping exercise will help identify areas showing least constraint to long-term settlement consolidation          No amendment
 22f                          zoning       Potential rezoning of land at Tikao Bay and Duvauchelle for development.
                                                                                                                                        and will inform us as to the potential of this land.                                                                      necessary


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                                                                                                                                    The plan provisions require that Residential Zones be fully reticulated. Small Settlement Zones are not
                                                                                                                                    necessarily provided with all council-managed reticulated services where other options are available. Any
 24f               PHY        growth       Any development must be fully reticulated.                                                                                                                                                                      86
                                                                                                                                    potential long-term consolidation of settlements will incorporate assessment of infrastructure provision. The
                                                                                                                                    greater the density of development, the greater the need for managed, reticulated systems.

                                                                                                                                    Building Codes relate to the structural integrity of a building; what is sought is perhaps an extension of the
                             style and
                                                                                                                                    Design Guidelines in the District Plan. The City Plan Team is currently developing a variation to the District
                           character of New development in Akaroa must be sympathetic to the scale and character historic                                                                                                                              No amendment
 26f               SOC                                                                                                              Plan to address the Akaroa Historic Area; this feedbackhas been forwarded to them. The issue of new
                                new     buildings, through implementation of a building code.                                                                                                                                                            necessary
                                                                                                                                    development potentially compromising heritage character/values is identified in the Social Environment
                           development
                                                                                                                                    Chapter.

                                                                                                                                    The project has a 25 - 30 year timeframe and is seeking to be on the 'front foot' so that once existing land has
                            subdivision    Allow existing zoned land to be taken up before zoning more land.                        been developed there is not undue pressure to further subdivide in potentially inappropriate locations.                74
                                                                                                                                    Amendments have been made to the appropriate issue.
 27f
                                                                                                                                    The Settlement Study Areas include some pockets of rural land with higher potential and versatility for cropping
                                           That farming and rural land use is considered this study. Subdivision should not be
         NAT                rural land                                                                                              and arable use. Given its relative scarcity, this land will be mapped as one level of constraint in the sieve          89
                                           allowed on the best farming land.
                                                                                                                                    mapping process. This has also been incorporated into an issue on 'self-sufficient settlement patterns'.

                                                                                                                                    The scope of this study is limited to the Settlement Study Areas and the rural landscape issues have recently
                                                                                                                                    been debated through Environment Court processes. However, this comment is noted for any future strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
 29f     NAT                subdivision    Smaller lot subdivision in rural areas where the landscape can accommodate it.           planning studies applying to the rural area. In addition, any future amendments to the Regional Policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                    Statement and the District Plan in relation to objectives/policies governing urban change would apply across
                                                                                                                                    the entire harbour basin and not just to the areas of this Study.

                             Anglican      Retains an interest in the subdivision and landuse chapter given that circumstances over                                                                                                                    No amendment
 32f                                                                                                                                Stakeholder to be included in address lists.
                            Parish land    their landholdings may change in the future.                                                                                                                                                                  necessary


                                                                                                                                    While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                    Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                           Larger minimum subdivision sizes to enable room for off-street parking at peak holiday   800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement
 33f                      allotment size                                                                                                                                                                                                                    38
                                           times.                                                                                   to develop to this size. The majority of urban settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and
                                                                                                                                    1500sqm minimum site size. Any areas which appear suitable for long term consolidation will require further
                                                                                                                                    planning studies to be undertaken in relation to appropriate zoning, including subdivision sizes.


                                                                                                                                    The scope of this study is limited to the Settlement Study Areas and the rural landscape issues have recently
                                                                                                                                    been debated through Environment Court processes. However, this comment is noted for any future strategic
                                           Smaller lot subdivision and small commercial activities in rural areas where the                                                                                                                            No amendment
 34f                       study areas                                                                                              planning studies applying to the rural area. In addition, any future amendments to the Regional Policy
                                           landscape can accommodate it.                                                                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                                                                                                                    Statement and the District Plan in relation to objectives/policies governing urban change and business
                                                                                                                                    distribution would apply across the entire harbour basin and not just to the areas of this Study.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
 36f                                       Agrees with Issues                                                                       N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary

                                                                                                                                    The scope of this study is limited to the Settlement Study Areas, although these study areas encompass the
                                                                                                                                    immediate rural hinterland around the settlements. Any areas identified for long-term consolidation would be       No amendment
 37f                       urban zoning Broaden the scope of the study to include non-urban zones.
                                                                                                                                    subject to further planning studies which would include assessment of the economics of alternative landuses.         necessary
                                                                                                                                    Rural landscape issues have recently been debated through Environment Court processes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No amendment
 38f                                       Agrees with Issues                                                                       N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         necessary




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       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to Issues
                                                                                                                                    One option for providing for long term growth is to enable intensification within existing settlements. This may
                                                                                                                                    also provide for more flexibility in housing opportunities. However, there may be associated issues concerning
                                           Existing settlements should not become very densely populated.                           infrastructure capacity and the character of the urban area. If one of the preferred options of this study is to          86
                                                                                                                                    amend the District Plan to articulate preferred settlement patterns, all options will need to be evaluated. The
                                                                                                                                    issue has been amended to address these matters

                    UC
                                                                                                                                    Two settlement study areas are currently joined: Duvauchelle and Robinsons Bay. This is due to existing
                                                                                                                                    development over a ridgeline due to historical planning provisions. There is no current intention to create a
 39f                        urban form     Any settlement growth should not result in urban zoning around the shoreline and joining contiguous urban edge to the harbour basin; rather, the option of consolidating existing settlements refers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               8
                                           up existing settlements.                                                                 keeping development adjacent to existing settlements rather than having a dispersed pattern of development.
                                                                                                                                    However, all options would need to be assessed if there is any amendment to the District Plan to articulate
                                                                                                                                    preferred settlement patterns. Issues now address this aspect.


                                                                                                                                    The discussion document identifies as an issue that a lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry)
                   PHY                     Improved public transportation to city                                                   for travel between settlements limits modal options for commuters. Options to address this will be identified             42
                                                                                                                                    and assessed later in this Study and via the Implementation Plan. The issue has been amended slightly.


                                                                                                                                    The Boffa Miskell study identifies land with potential to absorb change due to having lesser landscape values.
                            areas with                                                                                              This study has recently been before the Environment Court. The land in question is not identified in the study
                            potential to   Include land at 206 Okains Bay Road, Duvauchelle, in the areas identified as having      as having lesser landscape values. It is not clear as to the respondent's reasons for determining that the land       No amendment
 40f               NAT
                              absorb       potential to absorb change.                                                              is a proven small settlement area given that it is currently zoned rural. The land is also beyond the settlement        necessary
                             change                                                                                                 study areas and therefore would only be addressed by way of any future amendment to the district plan to
                                                                                                                                    articulate preferred settlement patterns beyond existing settlement areas.

                                                                                                                                    The discussion document identifies as an issue "the existing undeveloped or underdeveloped areas zoned for
                                           No assumption should be made that zones that are identified in Akaroa as deferred
                             deferred                                                                                               residential activity may not be located in an area of actual/potential demand, or be capable of servicing with        No amendment
 41f                UC                     (Residential, Akaroa Hill Slopes) are necessarily able to be developed given water
                              zones                                                                                                 infrastructure". Sieve mapping studies will throw more light on the actual ability of this land to be taken up for      necessary
                                           supply and sewer infrastructure capacity issues.
                                                                                                                                    urban development.

                                                                                                                                    As the economic environment changes, so does the number of people in various vocations and consequently
                                                                                                                                    the relative permanent:peak populations. The sustainability of a population therefore falls to the ability for the
                                         Address the underlying problem of a lack of (a) a target for sustainable population in the natural and physical environment (including infrastructure) to support a given population in a given locality.
                          population and region and (b) any policies to implement this target, particularly in light of low         Sieve mapping processes are currently determining the natural and physical constraints to settlement               No amendment
 42f                UC
                            dwellings    populations needed to run large agricultural holdings and the uptake of that land for      development, which will inform us as to whether any growth in permanent or peak populations can be                   necessary
                                         dwellings.                                                                                 accommodated in each settlement. Population limits will then be apparent for the settlement areas; rural areas
                                                                                                                                    are beyond the scope of this Study. The Urban Change chapter identifies an issue in relation to stable
                                                                                                                                    permanent populations and increasing numbers of dwellings.

                                                                                                                                    The scope of the Study is defined as relating to existing settlements rather than potential future subdivisions in
                                                                                                                                    the rural area, which could theoretically be approved anywhere in the basin. However, any future amendments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
                                           Include Hilltop within the Study Areas.                                                  to the District Plan to articulate preferred settlement patterns would apply to all urban subdivision regardless of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                                                                                                                    location, including Hilltop. The Urban Change chapter indicates issues relating to District Plan policies and
                                                                                                                                    preferred settlement patterns.

                          allotment size                                                                                           While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
 43f                                                                                                                               Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                              / Hilltop
                                                                                                                                   800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement
                                           Increase the 400sqm minimum allotment size for all but small patches of higher density, to develop to this size. The majority of urban settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and      No amendment
                                           lower-cost housing near to Akaroa.                                                      1500sqm minimum site size. Any areas which appear suitable for long term consolidation will require further      necessary
                                                                                                                                   planning studies to be undertaken in relation to appropriate zoning, including subdivision sizes. The
                                                                                                                                   respondent has not explained why the 400sqm subdivision is inappropriate - ie what issues are arising - and so
                                                                                                                                   no amendment to the issues is suggested here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
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                                                                                                                                 While the 400sqm allotment size is the minimum for Residential Zones (which apply in parts of Akaroa,
                                                                                                                                 Duvauchelle and Wainui only), the majority of subdivision in recent years in these zones is between 600 -
                                                                                                                                 800sqm. Minimums enable flexibility for those who wish to own a smaller property but there is no requirement
                                                                                                                                 to develop to this size. The majority of urban settlement zoning in the harbour basin is between 1000 and
                                           Increase the 400sqm minimum allotment size to accommodate the ability to grow food in
                           section size                                                                                          1500sqm minimum site size. Any areas which appear suitable for long term consolidation will require further                        89
                                           light of likely increasing food costs.
                                                                                                                                 planning studies to be undertaken in relation to appropriate zoning, including subdivision sizes. The issues
                                                                                                                                 identify rising petrol costs and the potential for the subdivision framework to create difficulties for residents in
                                                                                                                                 providing for their social and economic wellbeing. Additional text has been developed to expand upon some
                                                                                                                                 matters noted here.

                                                                                                                                         There is one archaeological site in Wainui but no listed heritage buildings. By comparison, Akaroa has a very
                                                                                                                                         large number of listed buildings and its central area has an historic area overlay. Heritage landscapes have
                                                                                                                                         been identified as part of the District Plan appeals, recently before the Environment Court; the associated
                                           Acknowledgement that Wainui has heritage character, including its topography which is                                                                                                                                No amendment
                   SOC       heritage                                                                                                    study notes only one heritage landscape in the Harbour Basin at Onawe. The study also identifies other
                                           a unique and largely unspoiled example of NZ's coastal heritage.                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                                                                                                                         landscape features which will form part of the 'sieve mapping' process identifying the variety of constraints to
                                                                                                                                         long-term settlement development. The Natural Environment Chapter also includes issues associated with
                                                                                                                                         landscape character.
                                                                                                                                         If the Study shows that any settlements are suitable for long-term consolidation, then further planning studies
                                                                                                                                         will be necessary to examine the area in more detail. These studies would include ecological studies. The
                                                                                                                                         issues currently acknowledge that any failure to identify, protect and enhance ecologically sensitive areas,           No amendment
                   NAT       bird life     Consider impact on bird-life if extensive, small-lot subdivision is allowed.
 45f                                                                                                                                     including wildlife corridors and habitat linkages, will reduce the long-term viability of indigenous flora and fauna     necessary
                                                                                                                                         ecosystems, communities and species, particularly in areas that are subject to pressures for development and
                                                                                                                                         land use changes.

                                                                                                                                         The proposal to provide a reticulated wastewater scheme for Wainui was identified in the former Banks
                                                                                                                                         Peninsula District Council LTCCP and budgets prior to amalgamation with the Christchurch City Council. The
                                                                                                                                         City Water and Waste Network Planning Unit (CWW) advises that there has been a long history of reports on
                                                                                                                                         options for a sewer scheme, which have never proceeded as the costs have been prohibitive. Failing and
                                                                                                                                         inadequate septic tanks have triggered the need for a new system. The proposed system is planned to service
                                                                                                                                         only the currently zoned Small Settlement and Residential Zones.

                                           That Council acknowledge that the reason behind developing a wastewater scheme for            Notwithstanding this history, CWW has undertaken further consultation with residents and is not aware to date          No amendment
                   PHY     wastewater      Wainui is to facilitate large scale subdivision rather than to benefit the existing           of the community being generally hostile to the proposal. Further sieve mapping as part of the Settlements               necessary
                                           community.                                                                                    Study will indicate constraints within each study area to further consolidation, which will help to inform long-
                                                                                                                                         term settlement planning for the basin. The intention is to be proactive in our strategic planning processes
                                                                                                                                         rather than simply reacting to proposals as they occur. The discussion document notes that the proposed
                                                                                                                                         wastewater treatment facility would have capacity to treat sewage from additional housing should it occur, but
                                                                                                                                         the document aims at identifying issues in the harbour basin rather than attempting to state a position in
                                                                                                                                         relation to any long-term subdivision proposals. Indeed, the Physical Environment Chapter states as an issue
                                                                                                                                         'There is potential for spare capacity within existing or new reticulated wastewater schemes to give rise to
                                                                                                                                         development pressures which may not be appropriate to the locality".


                                                                                                                                         The Study does not seek to increase the area currently taken up by residential development per se; rather it
                                           That a rural rather than 'urban' viewpoint be applied to the peninsula, recognising that
                                                                                                                                         seeks to get on the 'front foot' to address development pressures in and around the harbour basin settlements.
                                           the value of the Akaroa Harbour Basin is different from that of the more urban 'City'. In
                                                                                                                                         Residential development is not 'rural' in nature and so the term 'urban' has been applied. However, there is no
                                           particular do not upgrade or alter the area so that it is of similar standard to eg Hagley
                                                                                                                                         assumption that the style of urban development will be akin to that of Christchurch. Rather, any areas that are
                                           Park, or many of the intrinsic rural and natural qualities, which define its innate appeal,                                                                                                                               7
                                                                                                                                         considered to be suitable for long term residential consolidation will be recommended for development of an
                                           would be lost forever. Planning to increase the population base and recreational
                                                                                                                                         'Area Plan' which would look at the area concerned in more detail and with considerable community input.
                                           activities on the Peninsula will need to keep this in mind. There is an urban focus or
                                                                                                                                         Styles of 'urban' development vary considerably across the globe and take in a variety of different densities.
                                           theme throughout the Study which is somewhat inappropriate.
                                                                                                                                         Long term management of urban activity within the harbour basin will take into account its unique context.




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                                         Inclusion of rural hinterland and residents in the Study. The rural and coastal landscapes
                                         are an integral part of the character of the settlements and the issues facing both urban The geophysical scope of the study is defined as relating to existing settlements only. However, public
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                         and rural communities cannot be artificially separated. Rural residents are a vital part of consultation on the study has included all landowners within the whole harbour basin, in recognition of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                          urban vs rural the Akaroa Harbour Basin community and are the mainstay of many volunteer and               wider community input needed for long-term planning in these areas.
                              focus      community services.


                                                                                                                                       The potential for residential development to occur within rural zones is constrained by the District Plan zonings
                                                                                                                                       and associated provisions. This Study looks at the settlements and their immediate hinterland, and addresses
                   SOC                    That the blurring of a boundary between 'urban and rural' settings be addressed; there       issues regarding the longterm management of the urban areas. The study includes as an issue that many of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8
                                          has been a tendency and slow movement of urban encroachment into rural zones.                the settlements are comprised of 'pockets' of urban zoning interspersed with rural land, and that a continuation
                                                                                                                                       of that trend would give rise to an ad hoc and scattered urban settlement pattern. Similarly, urban sprawl can
                                                                                                                                       have unwanted effects associated with it and a new issue has been created to address this.


                                          Retention of the qualities that visitors seek and that are under threat by increased use
                                                                                                                                     The Social Environment and Natural Environment chapters of the discussion document address issues                     No amendment
 49x                                      and potential degradation (Akaroa's historic character/charm; the superb natural setting -
                                                                                                                                     associated with these unique aspects of the harbour basin.                                                              necessary
                                          scenic beauty, tranquil peacefulness of the surrounding harbour).
                                          Acknowledgement that:
                                          (a) there is intense pressure for residential development in the Akaroa area, particularly                                                                                                                       No amendment
                                                                                                                                       Acknowledged. This is addressed in the Issues under the Managing Urban Change Chapter of the discussion
                    UC                    for holiday homes, and the Proposed Banks Peninsula Plan has no strategic provisions                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                       document.
                                          to guide this demand.
                                          (b) commercial use is also sought but there is little space available for new businesses     The Business Land Supply Study has informed amendments to the Statement of Issues re undersupply of
                   ECN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        61, 62
                                          in the town.                                                                                 commercial land.
                                          (c) there is pressure on small, single storey structures situated on medium to large         A Real Estate Market Demand Study (recently completed) identifies a range of longterm pressures on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                67
                                          sections.                                                                                    residential land supply which have informed amendments to the issues.
                            Residential
                               and        (d) the District Plan takes a „one size fits all‟ approach to the rural area, failing to
                            commercial    acknowledge the differences between our communities, and their evolution from the
                                                                                                                                   The high visitor numbers are picked up in the discussion document and discussed in the Economic and                     No amendment
                   ECN     development    former Akaroa, Wairewa, Mount Herbert and Lyttelton counties. High visitor numbers
                                                                                                                                   Physical Environment chapters in particular.                                                                              necessary
                             pressure     and demand for holiday homes in the Akaroa area creates a set of issues and pressures
                                          very different from those in other rural areas of the Peninsula.

                                                                                                                                       Agreed. A study on residential demand has been completed and this has informed the Statement of Issues
                                          (f) while the Plan provides for Rural-Residential areas to be established by way of a plan document on issues related to demand for rural-residential property. However it is also noted that the scope of
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                                          change, there is no overall strategy to guide this, either within the Plan or outside of it. the Settlements Study does not incorporate all rural land of the harbour basin and the rural-residential issues
                                                                                                                                       are therefore not specifically being addressed in this study.

                                          (g) the Boffa Miskell Landscape Study areas identified as having potential to absorb     Some of these 'Lesser Landscape Value' areas are disjointed from existing settlements (eg at Robinsons Bay).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No amendment
                    UC                    change appear to be simply extensions of existing settlements and not helpful in guiding The information is intended to be used as one layer amongst many when looking at constraints and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                          residential development in the rural zone.                                               opportunities.

                                                                                                                                       The 1000sqm minimum allotment size in Small Settlement Zones was agreed through the District Plan
                                                                                                                                       process. Any amendment to this size across all Settlement Zones would need to occur by way of a change to
                          water supply /                                                                                               the District Plan following community input, and would either occur through a submission to the next plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
 54p     PHY                allotment    Advice as to whether the 1000sqm allotment size will stay or get smaller.                     review or by way of a plan change once the Plan becomes operative. There is no intention by the Council at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                              sizes                                                                                                    present to amend this minimum subdivision size for the Small Settlement Zone. A 'one-off' application for
                                                                                                                                       subdivision consent could be made by a property owner who would need to demonstrate that a smaller
                                                                                                                                       allotment size would be acceptable for the location in relation to the provisions of the district plan.

                                                                                                                                       For any new subdivision, the applicant of a subdivision consent must prove to the Council that a sufficient
                                          That the availability of water supply / sewerage be addressed prior to any new               supply of potable water is available. Similarly, wastewater disposal must be addressed. However, the wider          No amendment
 55p     PHY
                                          subdivisions.                                                                                issues of long term access to water and to the treatment and disposal of wastewater are acknowledged and              necessary
                                                                                                                                       have been incorporated into the stated issues in the discussion document.




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                                                                                                                                    This comment has been passed on to the Subdivisions Team. In relation to harbour basin issues, the
                                                                                                                                    document identifies the protection of native flora and fauna but does not identify as an issue any shortfall of
                                                                                                                                    vegetated areas in and around settlements or note mechanisms to increase the current levels of vegetation.
                                          Establishment of a planted buffer of native vegetation around the Rural Management
                           Subdivision                                                                                              One study recently completed (real estate market) notes that there are higher levels of vegetation around              No amendment
         SOC       NAT                    Subdivision in Wainui as required, either by the developer or by locals if the Council
                             buffer                                                                                                 settlements than in the rural areas so it is unclear the extent to which this is a strategic issue rather than a local   necessary.
                                          would pay for plants.
 57p                                                                                                                                enforcement issue. In addition, if Wainui is identified as a settlement that could potentially consolidate further
                                                                                                                                    over time then it will be recommended for an Area Plan process which will look in more detail at the various
                                                                                                                                    vegetation links.
                                                                                                                                    This suggestion has been passed to the Network Planning Team Greenspace. The document does note as an
                            Beach-side    Deviation of Wainui Road around Stanbury Reserve to enable a larger area of reserve
                   PHY                                                                                                              issue that potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to limited access and space available in the             25, 38
                             reserve      land to be directly adjacent to the foreshore.
                                                                                                                                    beach hinterland and poor quality (or a lack of) facilities.

                                                                                                                                    Where residential subdivision occurs in proximity to rural enterprises, a 'buyer beware' philosophy is employed
                                          A 200 - 300 m buffer zone between rural and residential land to manage spray drift,       to avoid the situation of a new, sensitive activity forcing the closure of an existing legitimate rural activity.
                                          particularly as land is subdivided into smaller blocks more likely to be used for         Where new rural subdivision occurs near existing zoned residential areas and this is within the permitted areas
                    UC      spray drift                                                                                                                                                                                                                        85
                                          horticulture. Notes that many sprays and agricultural chemicals are dangerous to          allowed by the Plan, then the rural activity is anticipated by the Plan. However, if a settlement is looking at
                                          health.                                                                                   expanding in the direction of land that is likely to be used for horticulture, then it may be appropriate to include
                                                                                                                                    a 'buffer area' as part of long-term settlement boundary planning.

                                                                                                                                    This comment is received with thanks and has been forwarded to the Environmental Planning and Approvals                No amendment
                                          Improved enforcement of consent conditions.
                                                                                                                                    Unit.                                                                                                                    necessary

                                                                                                                                        Land Use Capability (LUC) maps will be used as part of the sieve mapping process to identify areas likely to be
                                          Retain potential for farming good, sustainable farmland by ensuring that it is not            more versatile for productive use. These areas will be assigned a level of constraint in terms of future
 58x                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
                                          subdivided into ten acre lifestyle blocks, particularly in view of possible future and social development potential. Any areas identified near settlements as suitable for long-term non-agricultural landuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                          changes mentioned in the discussion document.                                                 would likely require more specific and detailed planning (area plans) which would take these factors into
                                                                                                                                        account.
                                          Restrict development in Duvauchelle to the eastern side of the bay or in hidden valleys.
                                          Do not allow development high up on hillsides and keep development away from the                                                                                                                              No amendment
                                                                                                                                        These comments are received with thanks.
                                          Onawe Flat Road which is known as 'the quiet side' with abundant birdlife and where                                                                                                                             necessary
                                          dogs must be on leads.

                                          Prohibition over any more development / subdivision / residential zoning around Onawe     The mapping of constraints will include silent files, archaeological sites and coastal protection areas, which
                              Onawe       headland, given that it is seen as the gateway to Onawe Peninsula and Pa, is the most     includes portions of the land around the headland and all of Onawe Peninsula. As noted in the issues,                  No amendment
         SOC
                            subdivision   dominant feature of the inner harbour and most photographed, is revered by Maori, and     archaeological and waahi tapu sacred sites could be compromised if subjected to development pressures; this              necessary.
                                          is the site of archaeological remains.                                                    may result in restrictions to future settlement size and form.

                                                                                                                                    The legislation enables applications to be made for subdivision consent and does not currently provide for this        No amendment
                                          A moratorium on all subdivisions on the peninsula for a period of five years.
                                                                                                                                    suggestion to be implemented by local authorities.                                                                       necessary

                                                                                                                                    Any additional service provision would need to address an identified issue and have budget provided through
                                                                                                                                    the Long Term Council Community Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this
                                          That the sewer systems be brought up to scratch and capacity planned for fifty years of                                                                                                                          No amendment
                   PHY                                                                                                              would ideally be in conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether
                                          use.                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                    such additional development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to
                                                                                                                                    date but the Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.




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                                                                                                                                        Land in fully reticulated Residential Zones can be subdivided to 400sqm which would be considered 'medium
                                                                                                                                        density'. However, there is no requirement to subdivide to this size, and market demand has resulted in the
                                                                                                                                        majority of sections being 600 - 800sqm in area. This limits opportunities for intensification of settlements,
                                                                                                                                        although this option may not be considered suitable for the harbour basin environment. Such options would
                                                                                                                                        require further investigation and community consultation. As identified in the issues document, larger lot
         PHY
                                                                                                                                        development can work against the efficient use of land and the protection of the rural resource.

                                          Smaller lot subdivision enabled, with control over building design to reflect character and
 59x                                      history, noting that most residential land in the Akaroa basin is too large in area for its The 1000sqm minimum allotment size in Small Settlement Zones was agreed through the district plan process No amendment
                                                                                                                                      which is currently being completed. Any amendment to this size across all Settlement Zones would need to          necessary
                                          actual use.
                                                                                                                                      occur by way of a change to the district plan following community input, and would either occur through a
                                                                                                                                      submission to the next plan review or by way of a plan change. There is no intention by the Council at present
                                                                                                                                      to amend this minimum subdivision size for the Small Settlement Zone. A 'one-off' application for subdivision
                                                                                                                                      consent could be made by a property owner who would need to demonstrate that a smaller allotment size
                                                                                                                                      would be acceptable for the location in relation to the provisions of the district plan. Nevertheless, one of the
                                                                                                                                      options for long term settlement consolidation may be the use of mixed densities; this will be addressed later in
                                                                                                                                      the study and/or as part of the Implementation Plan.

                                                                                                                                        Any additional service provision would need to address an identified issue and have budget provided through
                                                                                                                                        the Long Term Council Community Plan. If upgrades provide an opportunity for further development, then this
                                          That the water, road, power and telephone systems be brought up to scratch and                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                                                                                                                        would ideally be in conjunction with a strategic planning exercise identifying how, when, where and whether
                                          capacity planned for fifty years of use.                                                                                                                                                                         necessary
                                                                                                                                        such additional development would be appropriate and occur. There has been limited strategic planning to
                                                                                                                                        date but the Settlements Study provides a step in this direction.

                                                                                                                                        Ongoing programmes and budgets in the Council's capital programme provide for maintenance and upgrading
                                          Upgrade slipways and wharves now, rather than wait to take contributions from                                                                                                                           No amendment
                                                                                                                                        of existing assets. New assets that are required to service new developments are funded by financial
                                          developers.                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                        contributions.
                                                                                                                                        The suggestion is noted, although the discussion document will not be reprinted. The maps can be found in
                                          Inclusion of maps showing the areas identified in the Boffa Miskell Landscape Study as
                                                                                                                                        the Boffa Miskell report on the Council's website, on                                                     No amendment
                                          having potential to absorb change. Also supports the issue that these areas may not
                                                                                                                                        www.ccc.govt.nz/CityPlan/BanksPeninsulaDistrictPlan/LandscapeStudy/BanksPeninsulaLandscapeStudyFinal/       necessary
                                          support a more consolidated urban form.
                                                                                                                                        SectionD/BPStudySectionDpt11.pdf

                                          Acknowledgement that the informal nature of settlement establishment and growth,
 67x
                                          along with other factors, contribute to many desirable characteristics of the settlements,
                                                                                                                                     Small, dispersed clusters of residential activity have contributed strongly to the distinctive nature of the
                                          which in turn contribute to the special nature of the peninsula as a whole. These
                    UC                                                                                                               Peninsula. The issue under Managing Urban Change has been amended to acknowledge this, while also                       84
                                          characteristics should be identified and taken into account when considering appropriate
                                                                                                                                     identifying the issues that can result from unmanaged distribution of housing.
                                          future consolidation and expansion of settlements. A 4th bullet point should be added to
                                          acknowledge the need for this constraint.

                                                                                                                                        The discussion document notes waterway pollution as an issue and notes that water quality is generally related
                                                                                                                                        to the hydrology/geology of the basin, rural activities, stormwater run-off, vegetation removal and new        No amendment
 68f               NAT      Waterways     Acknowledgement that the pollution of waterways is an issue.
                                                                                                                                        development and subdivision. New development may exacerbate waterway pollution if not appropriately              necessary.
                                                                                                                                        located and managed.


                                          Reflection of the rural context for rural settlements. Eg streetlighting should not have to   Light pollution is not currently addressed in the discussion document but has been incorporated within the
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                                          be installed to an urban standard as it creates light pollution in urban/rural areas.         Statement of Issues.




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                            Effects of                                                                                                   The popularity of the harbour basin is unlikely to decrease; the intention is to be clear about how/when/where
                                          Retention of lesser quality roads and limited development to limit accidents which seem
  1f               PHY      managing                                                                                                     any further change in residential and other activities should occur. The link between widening roads and                 36
                                          to occur when roads are widened and made safer, resulting in more speed and use.
                             change                                                                                                      increasing use is noted in the road safety issues.

                                                                                                                                         This may be looked at to the extent that these areas are within the study areas, and this will also be picked up
                            Clustered     Further clustered residential land in locations that enable sustainable water and              in part by sieve mapping exercise. However, the discussion document does indicate as an issue that the
         SLU                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    77, 85
                           settlements    wastewater reticulation.                                                                       District Plan is silent in relation to long term settlemnet patterns, including new settlements and this is now
                                                                                                                                         addressed in the issues. In addition, the issue regarding rural-residential development has been expanded.
  2f
                                                                                                                                         The Business Chapter issues identify that there is currently no planning framework for creating more self-
                            Settlement    Encourage settlements to be self-reliant in order to limit road travel to one large point of
                   ECN                                                                                                                   sufficient communities. However, a business land supply study has recently been undertaken which will                    89
                             growth       supply, thus saving fuel and the need for new roads / maintenance.
                                                                                                                                         further inform decision-making on this issue. In addition, the issue has been revised and expanded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
  3f                                      Agrees with Issues                                                                             N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary

                                          Enable growth of the Akaroa area for holiday / leisure by utilising suitable areas, while      The sieve mapping exercise will identify key constraints to growth in each of the settlements and identify any      No amendment
                          Future growth
                                          maintaining the natural beauty of the area.                                                    areas that may be suitable for future growth as they do not compromise significant natural features.                  necessary

                                                                                                                                         Although smaller allotment sizes in Residential Zones (400sqm) are provided for, section demand is for 600 -
  6f
                             Future lot                                                                                                  800sqm sections; there is no requirement to subdivide to the smaller sizes. Therefore a variety of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
         ECN       SLU    sizes, housing Retain smaller allotment sizes to improve housing affordability.                                mechanisms may be needed to address housing affordability issues (these issues are covered in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                            affordability                                                                                                Economic Environment Chapter of the discussion document). Broad options to address housing affordability
                                                                                                                                         will be determined later in the study.

                                          Mitigation of Ngaio Point subdivision by leaving areas in native bush.                         The land between Ngaio Pt and Robinsons Bay is rural zone and is not currently able to be developed.
                            Settlement
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                                          Ensure subdivisions allow room for screening by native planting - ie larger subdivision        The minimum subdivision size of Small Settlement Zones is 1000sqm, which allows ample space for planting.
                              growth
                                          sizes.                                                                                         However, Residential Zones enable closer subdivision and therefore would have a greater need for reserves.

                                                                                                                                         Sieve mapping studies currently underway will incorporate identification of significant landscape constraints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
                   NAT                    Manage urban change to ensure: (a) no loss of landscape values;                                such as Coastal Natural Character Landscapes and significant ridgelines. These are also addressed in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary
                                                                                                                                         Natural Environment Chapter. Light pollution is not currently addressed in the discussion document but has
  7f                                                                                                                                     been incorporated within the Statement of Issues.
                   NAT                    (b) no visual impacts eg light pollution, houses on ridgelines; and                                                                                                                                                     7

                           Urban sprawl                                                                                                  Compact settlements can occur as a result of both the areas which are zoned fur urban subdivision and the
                                                                                                                                         size of subdivision which takes place within those zones. At present, subdivision is occurring at a larger
                                          (c) Compact urban settlements which do not sprawl over rural land and which enable
                                                                                                                                         section size than the minimums provided for in the district plan. There is also no restriction on the ability for
                                          safe walking access to public facilities and better / more economic use of public                                                                                                                                       86
                                                                                                                                         any person to apply for consent to subdivide/develop outside of the zoned areas, other than the provisions of
                                          services.
                                                                                                                                         the district plan. The district plan is fairly limited in its objectives & policies for settlement patterns, as
                                                                                                                                         identified in the Urban Change issues within the discussion document.

                                        Amendment to p59 of discussion document which states that the YMCA facility has
                           Commercial
                                        capacity to accommodate 100 guests. The site contains the Wainui Heights Conference The figure of 100 guests was taken from the 2005 Response Planning document produced for the former                    No amendment
  9f                      accommodatio
                                        Centre (88), Powell Village (80), Camping ground (30) and staff houses (5, 20). Total: BPDC. The discussion document will not be reprinted, but errors in the document are noted, with thanks.               necessary
                                n
                                        218.
                                                                                                                               The legislation requires that any application for consent be processed, assessed, and either approved or
                                                                                                                               declined. There is no current mechanism for refusing to process a new subdivision application purely because No amendment
                                        Completion of one subdivision development before allowing a new one.
                                                                                                                               another subdivision has not yet been completed. However, staging of single, large subdivisions by                     necessary
                                                                                                                               development companies does occur across NZ.
                           Subdivision
 11f
                          and covenants                                                                                        A covenant is a form of legal contract between two or more identified parties. The covenant establishes the
                                                                                                                               particular requirements and any necessary management conditions. Breach of a covenant would require one No amendment
                                        Monitor and manage covenants on any development.
                                                                                                                               of the parties to the contract to take the matter to court. Unless the Council is a party to a covenant there is no   necessary
                                                                                                                               ability for the Council to become involved in enforcing the covenant.




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                                          Develop and enforce natural areas where no further development is allowed, to preserve
                                          the integrity of the Peninsula landscape and provide a traditional 'kiwi experience' of the
                                          outdoors. Suggestions for such areas include:                                                     One of the outcomes of this study is that areas that are most / least suitable for long-term development will be
                                                                                                                                            known. The least suitable areas may be able to be used for a number of activities, including the setting aside No amendment
 12m     ECN                ecotourism    (a) ecotourism (eg walking)
                                                                                                                                            of land for eco-tourism ventures, provided that land-owners and tourism operators are willing to proceed in this necessary
                                          (b) carbon credits (tree planting, forest regeneration)                                           direction and that any necessary consents are obtained.
                                          (c) investigate 'trees for travellers' initiative in Kaikoura, alongside those organisations in
                                          operation (eg Akaroa Heritage Park Trust).
                                                                                                                                            Any areas which show potential for long term population increase / consolidation will need additional planning
                              Wainui      Limitation to further subdivision in Wainui, particularly given pressures on facilities
 14f     SLU                                                                                                                                processes to ensure that the facilities and infrastructure are appropriate. Significant infrastructure constraints        83
                            subdivision   (beach, road, slipway) at peak times.
                                                                                                                                            may limit settlement growth. A new issue has been created.
                                                                                                                                            A business land supply study is currently underway which will assist in informing the council of any projected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
                                          Provision of incentives to encourage new business                                                 undersupply of particular forms of business activity in the future. Options to address any undersupply will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary
                                                                                                                                            considered at a later date.
                   ECN       General
                                                                                                                                            'Home enterprises' are currently provided for within the Residential Zone, Small Settlement Zone, Residential        No amendment
                                          Flexibility in zoning to encourage working from home.
                                                                                                                                            Conservation Zone, and Akaroa Hill Slopes Zone as a permitted activity.                                                necessary
 15f
                                                                                                                                            Allotment size is closely related to infrastructure reticulation and landscape character. At present the District
                                                                                                                                            Plan allows residential activity as of right in the urban zones only; planning consent is required elsewhere to
                                                                                                                                            ensure that the relevant factors are considered before any approval is granted. However, as noted in the
         SLU               Subdivision    Flexible subdivision sizes and locations.                                                                                                                                                                                   77
                                                                                                                                            discussion document, the District Plan does not indicate long term settlement pattern preferences. While
                                                                                                                                            allotment sizes are noted in the discussion document, the limited flexibility in residential subdivision sizes is
                                                                                                                                            not clearly indicated. This matter is now included within the Statement of Issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 16f                                      Agrees with Issues                                                                                N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary

                                                                                                                                            Housing incentives' may refer to addressing housing affordability issues (refer Economic Environment Chapter
                             Housing                                                                                                        Issues in the discussion document), or to providing the ability for further residential development in the harbour No amendment
 17f               ECN                    Housing incentives, because more tourism and business is considered necessary.
                            incentives                                                                                                      basin. A study has recently been completed to address the longterm demand for residential development and            necessary
                                                                                                                                            this will help to inform us of the need for any additional housing provision.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 18f                                      Agrees with Issues                                                                                N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No amendment
 19f               PHY     Infrastructure Acknowledgement that water and sewage issues are two of the major issues.                         Water and wastewater issues are identified in the discussion document in the Physical Environment Chapter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   necessary

                                                                                                                                      Any areas which show potential for long term population increase / consolidation will need additional planning
                                          Recognition that whilst an area may theoretically have potential to grow, the local
                                                                                                                                      processes and information-gathering which would be undertaken through an Area Plans process. Such a
                                          community may not desire this and need to be listened to. Feedback notes that people                                                                                                                                   No amendment
                              growth                                                                                                  process investigates the most appropriate long term landuses for an area and involves all stakeholders in that
                                          choose to live in populated Akaroa or alternatively a smaller bay for space/quiet/lifestyle                                                                                                                              necessary
                                                                                                                                      locality, including local residents, holiday home owners, and local landowners/developers. Views of all
                                          reasons.
                                                                                                                                      concerned will be incorporated into decision-making processes.


 21f                                                                                                                             The visioning document 'A Place of Your Own' produced by Landcare did not specifically identify Wainui as
                                                                                                                                 one of the settlements where community aspirations were discussed. There is currently a large area of
                                                                                                                                 undeveloped, residentially-zoned land in Wainui. Beyond this, there is also likely to be long-term pressure for
                                          Discussion with the community over any long-term development plans, particularly given
                            community                                                                                            development elsewhere in Wainui and it may be advisable to be proactive rather than reactive in addressing      No amendment
                                          that community aspirations for Wainui are not documented in the discussion document
                            aspirations                                                                                          this. A sieve mapping study is currently underway to identify constraints in each of the settlements. Any         necessary
                                          and the settlement seems to be 'noted for development'.
                                                                                                                                 settlements that appear to have significant potential to accommodate long-term development will be noted and
                                                                                                                                 be put forward for consideration for the development of an 'Area Plan' which will address, with community
                                                                                                                                 input, exactly how / where / when / whether any such development could occur.




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                                                                                                                                        Agreed, and this is a requirement of the district plan, particularly for the higher density residential zones.
                                            The provision of infrastructure (water supply, sewage treatment plant) prior to granting of                                                                                                                  No amendment
 24f                       Infrastructure                                                                                               Small Settlement Zones, which have a 1000sqm minimum subdivision size and the ability to accommodate a
                                            consent.                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                                                                                                                        septic tank, do not have any requirement to be serviced by a sewage treatment plant.

                                                                                                                                  The Town Centre zone rules state that retailing premises must be established inside existing buildings and
                                                                                                                                  there are also rules relating to signage - however there are no rules requiring 'tidiness' per se. The rules
                                         That visual impacts of untidy and/or unsympathetic tourism ventures (specifically Akaroa relating to the Akaroa Historic Area currently govern only the length of buildings and garages facing the street No amendment
 26f                       visual impact
                                         Adventure Centre) in Akaroa township be addressed.                                       although a variation to the Akaroa Historic Area (AHA) rules within the District Plan is currently underway. The   necessary
                                                                                                                                  feedback comment has been passed on to Council's enforcement staff for their consideration and action as
                                                                                                                                  appropriate, and to staff working on the AHA variation .

                                         That the Council looks at the big picture and does not bow to pressure from a vocal
                                         minority. Many residents are retired and do not contribute economically to the area.          All owners/occupiers of land are among those considered to be stakeholders in this Study as they are part of      No amendment
                                         Some leave the area in winter and 'produce nothing'. However, they are very vocal on          the community and/or have an interest in its future.                                                                necessary
                          development / all issues and appear to have all the say.
                          stakeholders / Encouragement of new subdivision and development, including installation of new
                   ECN
                             housing     infrastructure, without needing to obtain approval of all local residents.                    A sieve mapping exercise is underway to determine whether any of the harbour settlements show more
                           affordability Greater ability to buy a section to build on in Wainui, to be more fair to the families of    potential than others to accommodate long term growth in the harbour basin. Any areas that appear to show         No amendment
 27f
                                         Christchurch and to encourage families into the outdoors to use the harbour. Feedback         such potential will be recommended for further, more detailed Area Plans studies which are undertaken with          necessary
                                         notes that locals are against this because it would cost them more in rates due to new        community consultation.
                                         infrastructure.
                                                                                                                                   Some of these matters have been addressed in part through the Visitor Strategy, adopted by the Council in
                              holiday    That demand for real estate, including holiday homes, be proactively addressed with
                                                                                                                                   2007. A study has recently been completed to assess the real estate market and demand. The aim of the                 No amendment
                   ECN        homes,     more (controlled) subdivision, infrastructure upgrades, more parks including BBQ tables,
                                                                                                                                   Settlements Study is to be on the 'front foot' with addressing long term demand and assessing whether                   necessary
                              tourism    and provision for campervans (with waste facilities.
                                                                                                                                   existing zones have the ability to meet the demand.
                                                                                                                                   If any Residential or Small Settlement zones are expanded, the current provisions for infrastructure would
                              urban                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No amendment
 33f                                     Any urban growth in Wainui should include provision for footpaths and street lighting.    apply. If any Area Plan is considered appropriate, this may address any particular changes needed to
                            amenities                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                                                                                                                                   standard provisions for footpath and street light standards.
                                                                                                                                   It is difficult to obtain precise data without undertaking extensive studies that address the assumptions which
                                                                                                                                   are needed in current data-gathering methods. What is apparent is that seasonal populations are far greater
                                                                                                                                   than those in most other centres and that planning should take this into account. The Real Estate Market              No amendment
                               data      (1) Better data on resident vs holiday population + seasonal patterns.
                                                                                                                                   study recently completed has also attempted to obtain a general figure on holiday home numbers. The need                necessary
                                                                                                                                   for additional figures would need to be clearly justified. This comment relates more to 'information' than
 34f                                                                                                                               'issues'.
                                                                                                                                   Any future amendment to the district plan that may arise from this study would include broad objectives and
                                         (2) Inclusion of rural zones in study so preferred settlement pattern options can include
                                                                                                                                   policies for urban settlements that would address any settlements establishing outside of the ones covered by         No amendment
                          scope of study distributed rural dwellers providing own water + sewer combined with bush protection
                                                                                                                                   this study. However, the scope of this study is already very broad and at this stage is not going to be extended        necessary
                                         and screening.
                                                                                                                                   in the manner suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
 36f                                        Agrees with Issues                                                                         N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No amendment
 37f                                        Agrees with Issues                                                                         N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary

                                                                                                                                       Within residential zones, a 'buyer beware' philosophy exists, not just in Wainui but across NZ. Sections may
                                        Controls on height / positioning of buildings to limit impact on neighbours' views.
                                                                                                                                       also have a covenant put on them to limit the height of buildings beyond rules in the District Plan, which        No amendment
                                        Example: blocking of harbour view of houses in Seaview Terrace, Wainui. Suggests
                                                                                                                                       generally limit building height. Beyond these mechanisms, the issue becomes a civil matter between                  necessary
                           building and control when building consent issued.
                                                                                                                                       neighbours.
 38f                        vegetation
                              height                                                                                                   Where significant nuisance from vegetation is occurring, recourse is available by way of the Property Law Act
                                        Control height of vegetation where this impedes views of the harbour for neighbours.                                                                                                                             No amendment
                                                                                                                                       2007, Part 6, S 332 - 338. The Local Government Act may or may not provide the scope for a local bylaw to
                                        Suggests use of a by-law rather than court cases.                                                                                                                                                                  necessary
                                                                                                                                       cover these issues, and in any event prosecutions under a bylaw would result in court action.




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                                          Proactive studies on a preferred settlement pattern, noting that this will be a big                                                                                                                               No amendment
                             General                                                                                                   Agreed.
                                          challenge but a great asset to the area.                                                                                                                                                                            necessary

                                                                                                                                       One option for providing for long term growth is to enable intensification within existing settlements. This may
                                                                                                                                       also provide for more flexibility in housing opportunities. However, there may be associated issues concerning
                                          Existing settlements should not become very densely populated.                                                                                                                                                         86
                                                                                                                                       infrastructure capacity and the character of the urban area. If one of the preferred options of this study is to
                                                                                                                                       amend the District Plan to articulate preferred settlement patterns, all options will need to be evaluated.
 39f
         SLU               urban growth                                                                                            Two settlement study areas are currently joined: Duvauchelle and Robinsons Bay. This is due to existing
                                                                                                                                   development over a ridgeline due to historical planning provisions. There is no current intention to create a
                                          Any settlement growth should not result in urban zoning around the shoreline and joining contiguous urban edge to the harbour basin; rather, the option of consolidating existing settlements refers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 8
                                          up existing settlements.                                                                 keeping development adjacent to existing settlements rather than having a dispersed pattern of development.
                                                                                                                                   However, all options would need to be assessed if there is any amendment to the District Plan to articulate
                                                                                                                                   preferred settlement patterns.


                                                                                                                                       A number of factors contribute toward the higher cost of housing in Akaroa but the Council's charges for
                                                                                                                                       processing building consent applications are the same in Akaroa as in the remainder of the district and until
                                                                                                                                       recently were one of the cheapest in the country. Applying the National Building Code will be more expensive
                                                                                                                                       than applying the former Building Bylaws and as the process is not ratepayer funded the consumer must cover
                                                                                                                                       the cost of the service. The fees are required to cover 'actual and reasonable' costs and the Council is audited
                                          Reduced costs for building permits as the present process makes it difficult for people      in this respect. Costs are also related to the length of time needed to process the consent.                     No amendment
                             permits
                                          who aren't wealthy to live in Akaroa.                                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                                                                                                                       Good quality information and drawings are likely to result in a speedier and therefore cheaper processing time.
 40f                                                                                                                                   However, final costs to obtain all consents required may also depend upon site specific matters such as
                                                                                                                                       topography, minimum allotment sizes and other resource consents that may be required (eg landscape
                                                                                                                                       effects). These influences on overall cost make some sites relatively cheaper to develop than others but also
                                                                                                                                       reflect the degree of mitigation needed to offset particular effects of development.

                                                                                                                                   The Council does not contribute money towards boundary fencing works adjacent to paper roads, rural or
                                                                                                                                   urban. On Banks Peninsula there is some 1200km of paper unformed roads. The cost of construction and
                   NAT,                   Submitter requests that the Christchurch City Council goes halves with them to fence off                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                                                                                                                   upkeep of fencing across the Peninsula would be considerable and unsustainable. An application for a half
                   PHY                    a paper road adjoining their property.                                                                                                                                                                              necessary
                                                                                                                                   share of the fencing cost would be declined in that there is no precedent for it. The landowner has been
                                                                                                                                   informed of the Council's position on this issue.

                                        Clear identification of an upper limit to development so that development is not able to
                          pressure from continue at will, including a variation to the District Plan to ensure that this is strictly   The current 'sieve mapping' exercise will highlight areas of the harbour basin that are subject to greater and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No amendment
                              new       adhered to. The significant landscape and historic values of the basin and settlements         lesser levels of constraint. Options to address the situation will be identified later in the Study and may include
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             necessary
                          development will be lost if development is allowed to continue indefinitely. Notes that the upper limit      a work programme of amendments to the District Plan.
                                        in some areas (eg Akaroa) has almost been reached.

 41f
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No amendment
                                          Agrees with Issues                                                                           N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              necessary

                                                                                                                                       The discussion document identifies as an issue "the existing undeveloped or underdeveloped areas zoned for
                                          No assumption should be made that zones that are identified in Akaroa as deferred
                             deferred                                                                                                  residential activity may not be located in an area of actual/potential demand, or be capable of servicing with       No amendment
         SLU                              (Residential, Akaroa Hill Slopes) are necessarily able to be developed given water
                              zones                                                                                                    infrastructure". Sieve mapping studies will throw more light on the actual ability of this land to be taken up for     necessary
                                          supply and sewer infrastructure capacity issues.
                                                                                                                                       urban development.




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                                                                                                                                      The issue as articulated in the discussion document identifies that a continuation of this trend would give rise
                                                                                                                                      to an ad-hoc and scattered urban settlement pattern, with the flow on effects including inefficiency of servicing
                                                                                                                                      by infrastructure, fragmentation of landscapes, and not providing for community aspirations of clustered
                                                                                                                                      settlements. However, if new, significantly-sized settlements are sought in locations that are visually suitable
                            settlement    Acknowledgement that small pockets of urban zoning interspersed with rural land (see
                                                                                                                                      in terms of their effects on the landscape, and are able to be adequately serviced, then this form of                  77, 88
                               form       issue) is not negative and is justified because it has happened this way in the past.
                                                                                                                                      development may be acceptable. The District Plan does not currently provide any indication of when/where
                                                                                                                                      such settlements may be considered appropriate. A new issue identifies that there is limited flexibility of
                                                                                                                                      subdivision sizes provided in the district plan, and an issue regarding rural-residential development indicates
                                                                                                                                      that there may be suitable locations for this form of activity.
 42f
                                                                                                                                    As the economic environment changes, so does the number of people in various vocations and consequently
                                                                                                                                    the relative permanent:peak populations. The sustainability of a population therefore falls to the ability for the
                                         Address the underlying problem of a lack of (a) a target for sustainable population in the natural and physical environment (including infrastructure) to support a given population in a given locality.
                          population and region and (b) any policies to implement this target, particularly in light of low         Sieve mapping processes are currently determining the natural and physical constraints to settlement                  No amendment
         SLU
                            dwellings    populations needed to run large agricultural holdings and the uptake of that land for      development, which will inform us as to whether any growth in permanent or peak populations can be                      necessary
                                         dwellings.                                                                                 accommodated in each settlement. Population limits will then be apparent for the settlement areas; rural
                                                                                                                                    areas are beyond the scope of this Study. The discussion document identifies an issue in relation to stable
                                                                                                                                    permanent populations and increasing numbers of dwellings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
                                          Agrees with Issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary

 43f                                                                                                                                  One option that may be appropriate is to amend the District Plan to articulate a preferred settlement pattern
                                         Consolidation with some diversion of growth to other centres when necessary; do not          and approach to urban change. Changing the District Plan will require extensive justification of any proposed
                          growth options                                                                                                                                                                                                                       86
                                         allow unbridled growth.                                                                      approach. The issues in this chapter currently indicate that the lack of objectives and policies in the District
                                                                                                                                      Plan can result in reactive planning and open up potentially inappropriate development options.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
 44f                                      Agrees with Issues                                                                          N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No amendment
 45f                                      N/A                                                                                         N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            necessary

                                                                                                                                      The sieve mapping analysis currently underway will identify any significant constraints to some of the activities
                                                                                                                                      proposed. Areas of the harbour basin showing considerable potential for alternative activities will be put
                                          Consideration of alternative activities (including tourism / golf course, residential,      forward for more intensive planning studies which would consider all other relevant matters in more detail. If
                            Takamatua                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No amendment
 46x               ECN                    retirement village and accommodation) for the land currently zoned rural on the             the Takamatua Peninsula is identified as requiring more detailed analysis, either by the Council or a
                             Peninsula                                                                                                                                                                                                                      necessary
                                          Takamatua Peninsula.                                                                        developer, then this can be actioned at the appropriate stage of this process. However, a large portion of the
                                                                                                                                      Takamatua Peninsula is outside the settlement study areas. The landowner's thoughts for this land are noted
                                                                                                                                      but no change to the issues for the harbour basin appear to be needed.




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                                           A consolidated approach to future urban growth because:
                                           -     It restricts „ribbon development‟ potential along the State Highway
                                           -     It maximises opportunity for local road networking to be established alongside and
                                           supportive of the SH.
                                           -     It limits the potential adverse effects arsing from reverse sensitivity.
         PHY                 transport
                                           -     It manages the number potential connections to the State Highway by maximising
                                           density of development
                                                                                                                                     These comments are received with thanks and will assist in informing the development of work programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
 48x                                       -     It provides the greatest potential for introducing other mode opportunities such as options later in 2008, including any amendment to the district plan objectives/policies which may be                       necessary
                                           a bus service, or ability to utilise walking or cycling as local transport options.       considered necessary.

                                         This option does not necessarily exclude peripheral growth, and the option of single
                                         growth areas could also be supported if appropriately located. Unconstrained growth is
                           consolidation not encouraged because it would: (a) lead to natural progression along the State
                                         Highway, given that there is very little alternative road network; and (b) there would be
                                         no opportunity to develop a better co-ordinated transport network.

                                           Acknowledgement that there is intense pressure for residential development in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
                            residential    Akaroa area, particularly for holiday homes, and the Proposed Banks Peninsula Plan           Acknowledged. This is addressed in the Issues.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                necessary
                            pressure /     has no strategic provisions to guide this demand.
         SLU
                             potential     (g) the Boffa Miskell Landscape Study areas identified as having potential to absorb         Some of these 'Lesser Landscape Value' areas are disjointed from existing settlements (eg at Robinsons Bay).
                           growth areas                                                                                                                                                                                                              No amendment
                                           change appear to be simply extensions of existing settlements and not helpful in guiding     The information is intended to be used as one layer amongst many when looking at constraints and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       necessary
                                           residential development in the rural zone.                                                   opportunities.
 49x
                                           Recognition that the permanent population will probably not increase to a great degree
                                           because of the high cost of property and few long term rental houses available, with the     The issues noted here are covered under the sections on Managing Urban Change and Economic
                             Housing       market likely to continue to cater for holiday homes. Property valuations may force older    Environment in the discussion document. Information has recently been collected on areas of the district
         SOC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       67
                           affordability   residents and families on low incomes to shift away from the area. This will increase the    where rates are increasing. A study on the real estate market in the harbour basin has also been undertaken.
                                           imbalance between permanent residents and casual visitors, with a potential detriment        The additional information has informed amendments to the issues..
                                           to the community's well-being and social cohesion.

                                                                                                                                         It is certainly acknowledged that the important aspects of Akaroa's natural and built environment should be
                                                                                                                                         protected for current and future generations to enjoy and there is no suggestion that these should be
                                           A change in attitude by Council & staff to statement in document that change is               disregarded or obliterated. Rather, the text in the discussion document is reflecting upon the 'fact of life' that
                                           inevitable, given that the quality of life and the economic viability of the harbour is based change, whether it be small or large scale, creeping or overwhelming, is unavoidable for all of us. The
                                           on the unchanging essence of the environment, the retention of historic built areas and Peninsula has never looked precisely the same decade after decade since the arrival of the first people to the             No amendment
                             change
                                           the slow scale and degree of change in Akaroa and its surrounds. The speed and                area. It is also impossible to take any measures to ensure that the Akaroa Harbour Basin will look exactly the         necessary
                                           degree of recent change is a very real threat to the present sustainability of the            same in 20 years as it does today, or as it did 20 or 200 years ago. What is important is that the pathway into
 52x                                       community and its future viability.                                                           the future is one which enables current and future residents and landowners to fulfil their dreams, while
                                                                                                                                         addressing significant issues for the harbour basin, ensuring the continuation of the precious features of the
                                                                                                                                         natural and built environment, and supporting economic viability and strong communities.

                                           Ensure that no ribbon development is allowed.
                          growth options                                                                                                Studies are currently underway, gathering information including land stability and coastal erosion. This will
                                           Minimal residential development on the hills around Akaroa
                                                                                                                                        help inform constraints mapping around settlements, which will then assist in informing the Council as to the         No amendment
                                           That regard be given to geography when considering whether existing separate                 most appropriate long-term development options. In general, ribbon development is not considered to be the              necessary
                            topography     residential areas should be connected, noting that cluster housing is historically a         most efficient, and the infrastructural and landscape constraints around Akaroa are recognised.
                                           Peninsula feature.

                                                                                                                                        A sieve mapping exercise is currently underway to determine areas of the harbour basin which do not have
                                                                                                                                        significant constraints to future development. Infrastructure capacity is also a consideration, particularly for
                            Tikao Bay                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No amendment
 53x                                   Consideration of Tikao Bay land for further development given its relatively flat contour.       Tikao Bay where the existing Waste Water Treatment Plant struggles to meet consent conditions; advice is
                           development                                                                                                                                                                                                                     necessary
                                                                                                                                        that additional loading would exacerbate the situation. The landowner's thoughts for this land are noted but no
                                                                                                                                        change to the issues for the harbour basin appear to be needed.

                                       Restrictions over type / location of future development in the Duvauchelle area                  A sieve mapping exercise is currently underway to identify those settlements with the most/least constraints to
                           Duvauchelle                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No amendment
 55p     PHY                           [assumed], particularly in relation to the impact of development on an area that people          long term urban consolidation. This will help to inform strategic planning for each settlement. At present, the
                           development                                                                                                                                                                                                                          necessary
                                       choose to live in because of its quiet location.                                                 current zoning pattern restricts the type/location of development in each settlement.




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        Cross- Cross-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amendment
REF                          Topic        Feedback seeks: (summary of submission)                                                     Response
       ref from ref to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to Issues

                                                                                                                                      Where residential subdivision occurs in proximity to rural enterprises, a 'buyer beware' philosophy is employed
                                          A 200 - 300 m buffer zone between rural and residential land to manage spray drift,         to avoid the situation of a new, sensitive activity forcing the closure of an existing legitimate rural activity.
                                          particularly as land is subdivided into smaller blocks more likely to be used for           Where new rural subdivision occurs near existing zoned residential areas and this is within the permitted areas
 58x     SLU                spray drift                                                                                                                                                                                                                           85
                                          horticulture. Notes that many sprays and agricultural chemicals are dangerous to            allowed by the Plan, then the rural activity is anticipated by the Plan. However, if a settlement is looking at
                                          health.                                                                                     expanding in the direction of land that is likely to be used for horticulture, then it may be appropriate to include
                                                                                                                                      a 'buffer area' as part of long-term settlement boundary planning.

                                          That the Council send out a questionnaire to every household on the peninsula, every
                                          time a rate demand is sent. Asking for the max and min number of people resident at,
                                          say one week before and one week after receiving their rate demand, also to record the                                                                                                                             No amendment
 59x                          Data                                                                                                    This suggestion has been forwarded to the Council's Monitoring and Research Team
                                          number of cars and number of boats and jet skis at that residence/property. This way                                                                                                                                 necessary
                                          you will get a better picture of the periods and which services are used and allowing for
                                          the estimates of income for services such as wharfs and slipways.


                                                                                                                                      The water supply system is inadequate to meet current demand thoughout the year, without restrictions. A
                                                                                                                                      water supply study is currently underway to address the issues and will include consultation with the
                                                                                                                                      community. The information from the constraints mapping process (part of the Settlements Study) will also be
                                                                                                                                      available to help identify natural constraints to longterm development. The current Deferred Hill Slope Zoning
                                          Confirmation of a rumour that once the water system is upgraded, the Akaroa Hillslope       is deferred until water supply and wastewater disposal (on-site or reticulated) is available, so when the water No amendment
 62x               PHY     water supply
                                                                                                                                      supply issues have been resolved the "deferred" status may be able to be lifted, at which time development
                                          Area will be opened up for development in mid 2008.                                                                                                                                                           necessary
                                                                                                                                      could proceed in accordance with the current zoning provisions (allowing sites with a minimum of 5000sqm).
                                                                                                                                      Some development has been permitted in this zoning due to the discovery and repair of significant leaks in the
                                                                                                                                      existing reticulation as well as the pending addition of a new well to the supply sources. However, the supply
                                                                                                                                      is restricted to 1m3 per day and storage tanks have been required.

                                          Acknowledgement that the informal nature of settlement establishment and growth,
                                          along with other factors, contribute to many desirable characteristics of the settlements,
                             informal                                                                                                Small, dispersed clusters of residential activity have contributed strongly to the distinctive nature of the
                                          which in turn contribute to the special nature of the peninsula as a whole. These
 67x     SLU                settlement                                                                                               Peninsula. The issue under Managing Urban Change has been amended to acknowledge this, while also                            84
                                          characteristics should be identified and taken into account when considering appropriate
                              growth                                                                                                 identifying the issues that can result from unmanaged distribution of housing.
                                          future consolidation and expansion of settlements. A 4th bullet point should be added to
                                          acknowledge the need for this constraint.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No amendment
 68f                                      Agrees with the issues                                                                      N/A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               necessary




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  REF       Stakeholder Feedback                                                                                                                 Response
                                                                                                                                                 Thank you. All stakeholders in the area have the opportunity to be involved in identifying issues and options for the
            I think this is a great first step to addressing the problems we face in the future and I hope we don't finish up with too much
   1f                                                                                                                                            settlements; it will be up to individuals to ensure that they take advantage of the opportunity to express their opinions.
            control and not enough vision. I hope all the "oil" is not put on the squeaking wheels.
                                                                                                                                                 There will be a diversity of views across the community and determining an appropriate path will be a challenge.

   6f       Excellent report. Wonderful presentation. Very impressed.                                                                            Thank you.
            Congratulations on the preparation of a very good document that allows the people involved in the council's plan for the future
   7f       and provides excellent information for anyone to make informed comment. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to                  Thank you; further opportunities to participate will arise as the Study progresses.
            participate.
                                                                                                                                                  We are not sure exactly what was difficult for the respondent; this is the only comment received about the feedback
   15f      I have found this survey very hard and not at all USER FRIENDLY.
                                                                                                                                                  form suggesting that it was not user-friendly.
                                                                                                                                                  In places the document touches upon a certain matter but doesn't note that it is an 'issue' as such if authors of the
            I found these questions quite difficult as sometimes the issues may have been mentioned but not really identified. I feel the
                                                                                                                                                  referenced reports haven't clarified where a 'problem' lies. Following community feedback, some of the these matters
   17f      merging between rural and residential areas is too defined and inflexible - they are inextricably linked. It is good to see all these
                                                                                                                                                  have been drawn out a little more and the nature of the matter better understood. In these situations, the concern can
            things being put together.
                                                                                                                                                  be taken forward as an 'issue'.
            I like B.P as it is now! Many people on west side of harbour travel to Christchurch for services rather than Akaroa. Rural areas      These comments are received with thanks. All comments are noted and will be valuable for determining how best to
   18f
            receive poor value for high rates.                                                                                                    respond to issues in the harbour basin.
            The presentation involving Janet, Carolyn, and Dale was very good, complimented by an excellent document "Identifying the
   19f                                                                                                                                           Thank you; further opportunities to participate will arise as the Study progresses.
            Issues". I look forward to the planning process and trust I will have time to add some value. Thanks for this opportunity.

                                                                                                                                                 Names of those who are interested in being contacted further have been collated and letters will be sent to these
   22f      Very keen to be involved in discussions in an organised way. Local knowledge is very important.
                                                                                                                                                 people throughout the Study to inform of key milestones and advise of further opportunities for involvement.

   23f      I would like to compliment the authors of such a comprehensive report.                                                             Thank you.
   24f      Good summary of the issues the face the area. Look forward to further consultation.                                                Thank you.
                                                                                                                                               The Study was first identified by the former Banks Peninsula District Council, but covered a range of topics from high
            I would like to thank the CCC for taking the time and effort to commission this study. For too long we have drifted along in an ad
                                                                                                                                               level strategic matters to use of particular sites. This Study aims to provide solid information to enable robust long-
            hoc way, under-financed, almost a 3rd world province.
                                                                                                                                               term planning.

            When Banks Peninsula District Council was formed the local body Commission said from day one that it was unsustainable,
            and it was only a matter of time, before it would need to join a larger Council. One reason was it was given a sound financial
   27f      footing to start with instead of getting our fair share of Canterbury assets, they chose to give CCC and other Councils the lions
                                                                                                                                                 Thank you for your comments. Names of those who are interested in being contacted further have been collated and
            share BPDC got 2% Port Company shares, CCC got 65%.. As a result CCC received a dividend of 15 million PA, BPDC got
                                                                                                                                                 letters will be sent to these people throughout the Study to inform of key milestones and advise of further
            $200,000. We should have got 33% or so of the shares. As a result CCC received over the term an extra $150 million, which
                                                                                                                                                 opportunities for involvement.
            should have gone to BPDC, so in saying that CCC should not be too slow or frightened to spend a few million on B.P. as they
            have been paid millions in the past. Please keep me posted on any new developments, as I'm very fond of the area, but I'm
            prepared to share it with the rest of NZ.

            I have not studied the document to the extent where I can make detailed submissions. However I think the document has pulled
   28f                                                                                                                                             Thank you for your comments.
            together the appropriate info, & is moving in the right direction.
                                                                                                                                                   This Study will only attempt to identify broad options to better inform future work programmes. More in-depth studies
            It appears that the issues are quite well identified but will need lots of study for definition of the resources and their limitations
   39f                                                                                                                                             to consider and assess detailed matters will form part of these future work programmes and assist in identifying more
            before options can be determined.
                                                                                                                                                   specific preferred options.

                                                                                                                                                The Study was first identified as necessary by the former Banks Peninsula District Council and budget was allocated
                                                                                                                                                prior to amalgamation with the Christchurch City Council. The Settlements Study is an 'issues and options' study
                                                                                                                                                which aims to provide solid information to enable robust long-term planning. The document 'Identifying the Issues'
            The issues identified are readily apparent to anyone who has lived in the area. I question the need for a "Study" to identify them. comprises only the initial part of the Study and assisted in identifying significant gaps in existing information as well as
   42f
            What is now needed is a prioritisation of these issues for forward planning.                                                        ensuring that all known issues were noted and understood. As a result of feedback to that document and the
                                                                                                                                                additional studies being undertaken, several amendments are proposed to the final Statement of Issues. It would be
                                                                                                                                                inappropriate to embark upon prioritising issues or identifying options without a clear understanding across the
                                                                                                                                                community, Council staff and elected members of the issues facing the harbour basin settlements.

            I have put my comments in the sections provided above, even though the are not necessarily pointing out issues which have
   43f                                                                                                                                           Thank you.
            been missed, rather they are in many cases comments relevant to the issues which have been identified.

                                                                                                                                                 Further opportunities to participate will arise as the Study progresses. No decisions are being taken on the basis of
                                                                                                                                                 the consultation - rather this consultation period formed part of the 'information gathering' phase to better inform
   45f      The consultation period is inadequate and should be extended.
                                                                                                                                                 Council staff of issues arising in the harbour basin. While the consultation period has concluded for this portion of the
                                                                                                                                                 Study, any particular concerns may be addressed to Council staff at any time.




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  REF       Stakeholder Feedback                                                                                                                     Response
                                                                                                                                                Throughout the document, 'Akaroa' is used to refer to the town of Akaroa only. Where the wider harbour basin is
            Throughout the Study it is often unclear whether the word „Akaroa‟ is referring to the town itself or the wider Harbour Basin area.
                                                                                                                                                being referred to, it is termed the 'Akaroa Harbour Basin'. The Akaroa Ward has not been specifically referred to
            For example, on pages 49 and 55 is the information given referring only to the town? If so why are figures not also given for the
                                                                                                                                                within this document. Tourism statistics have been gathered in a far more detailed fashion for Akaroa than for any
            other settlements? „Akaroa‟ can mean either the town or the harbour basin, or even the Akaroa Ward, so this needs clarifying
                                                                                                                                                other settlement and this information has been used within the document despite the fact that similar figures may not
            throughout the document.
                                                                                                                                                have been directly available for the other settlements.

            The Study is a detailed overview of approximately 10 years of community consultation and council documents. As stated, the
            Study arose out of long-standing concerns in the Akaroa community about ad hoc development in the town and the need for a
            strategic town plan to guide future planning for infrastructure, traffic and parking, community services, demand of the tourism
            industry, the use of Council owned land and property and increasing demands for use of public space for private commercial
   49x      activities. The Study has been extended to include the settlements of the Akaroa Harbour Basin.
                                                                                                                                                     Information and feedback gathered during the course of this study will assist in any other longterm strategic studies
            We see the benefits of this approach, but it does raise the question of whether it is sensible for a Strategic Planning Study for        for the wider rural area. Any amendments to the district plan in relation to settlement planning and urban growth will
            the Akaroa Harbour Basin to focus only on the urban settlements. These more urbanised areas cannot be accurately viewed or               also apply to the locality as a whole. Where factors external to the settlements directly impact upon planning for those
            studied without due consideration being given to their rural context and setting.                                                        settlements, these have also been taken into account (eg public transport, land instability, housing affordability).

            We think that the rural area could benefit greatly from a similar study, though we realise that at present this may be somewhat
            complicated by the sensitivity of the current District Plan rural appeals and negotiations. We believe that if sustainability is to be
            the fundamental principle, then any planning for „growth‟ in the Akaroa Harbour Basin must arise from consideration of the
            whole basin, not just the present settlement areas and extensive consultation with affected communities and local residents.

                                                                                                                                         The Study incorporates consultation as part of the process. When very broad level options to address the issues
            I would like to see a genuine & ongoing process of partnership & consultation between the community and CCC in evolving this have been identified, preferred options will be adopted for consultation with the community. The Implementation Plan
            settlement study as it will be year round residents "on the ground" who live here a day by day who will be affected most by  will then set out work programmes to address these broad level options in more detail and each work programme will
            decisions made as a result of this document.                                                                                 develop consultation programmes to ensure ongoing community involvement. No decisions are currently being taken
                                                                                                                                         as a result of the 'Identifying the Issues' document.
            Further comment (in no particular order):

                                                                                                                                                 The Study seeks to get on the 'front foot' to address development pressures in and around the harbour basin
   52x                                                                                                                                           settlements. Because residential development is not 'rural' in nature, the term 'urban' has been applied. However,
            I think it would be most helpful, & concur with the central mandate of the 2002 Local Govt. Act if Council & staff fully understand
                                                                                                                                                 there is no assumption that the style of urban development will be akin to that of Christchurch. Rather, any areas that
            that the peninsula, its bays & Akaroa are RURAL in their nature & history. That the area is unique & that the communities value
                                                                                                                                                 are considered to be suitable for long term residential consolidation will be recommended for development of an 'Area
            this uniqueness. Peninsula communities are very aware of & value deeply the many points of difference & urge Council & staff
                                                                                                                                                 Plan' which would look at the area concerned in more detail and with considerable community input. Styles of 'urban'
            to embrace the differences when looking out to the next 25-30 years & when consulting with residents about options & issues
                                                                                                                                                 development vary considerably across the globe and take in a variety of different densities. Long term management
            for potential change. It is worth noting that the major point of difference, ie. the Peninsula is essentially rural that has created
                                                                                                                                                 of urban activity within the harbour basin will take into account its unique context. The variety of issues identified in
            problems of community sustainability and brought us to the many issues that have been set out in the report.
                                                                                                                                                 the discussion document clearly point to the particular nature of the settlements in the harbour basin and planning for
                                                                                                                                                 these settlements needs to be cognisant of their context and relative isolation from the regional centre.

            Firstly congratulations on such a well-researched and comprehensive study report and the opportunity to peruse and respond to
                                                                                                                                                     Thank you
            it. Our responses are as follows –
            Subdivision and land use, Chapter 4 Recently your council personally sent us, details of a resource consent application in our           The Resource Management Act sets out clear timeframes for each part of a resource consent process and there is
            area. So were others in the general area. This was the first time this has ever happened and was very much appreciated, as               currently no provision enabling a council to delay public notification of applications until a quarterly rates notice is due.
   58x
            most of us are too busy to read the public notices and this highly contentious issue could well have been missed. We wonder if           Rather, Council staff are obliged to determine the scale of effects anticipated by a proposal, in relation to the effects
            Council could consider resource consent applications being dealt with per quarter and a list sent out with the rates demand to           anticipated by the district plan, and to follow the appropriate legislated process and timeframes, usually involving
            every person within the vicinity in order that they be aware of what is proposed during the next quarter before it is too late to do     either affected parties providing their written approval or the proposal being publicly notified with potential for
            anything about it either in support or opposition.                                                                                       submissions and a hearing.
            Comment: Small settlement. From my experience as valuer for the last 40 years and having seen the split up of farms, which
            came about with the changes to the Counties Act where if I remember correctly 2.023 to 4.5998 hectares (5 or 10 Acres) were
            the minimum size allowed. During one of the periods where the farms were under stress with debt and some sitting on the                  There is certainly a demand throughout Canterbury for lifestyle blocks but the previous legislation which required an
            Councils subdivided a portion off to stall foreclosures. This put the Council in a quandary, when they started to sell as lifestyle      economic use of the land has now given way to a focus under the Resource Management Act (RMA) on 'assessment
   59x
            block for building permits, plus amenities. The Council tried to overcome this by requiring the economic use of the land, bonds,         of effects' of such proposals. Thus the RMA and the Local Government Act with its focus on community outcomes will
            evidence of commitment, services and the Councils inability to handle the whole situation without ending up in court or upsetting        be the guiding legislation for the Settlements Study.
            certain Councillors or dignities. This brought the situation to which we have today and it seems ridiculous to continue down this
            tracking.
            The following points are recommendations for inclusion in the Akaroa Issues Report:
                                                                                                                                           Chapter 10 of the discussion document includes reference to the purpose of the Resource Management Act and its
                    It is important to Ngai Tahu that when opportunities for community-wide planning for growth and development occur that
                                                                                                                                           focus on sustainable management of natural and physical resources. This needs to become integral to all aspects of
                    innovative and sustainable responses are put on the radar for planners and developers – it is therefore recommended
                                                                                                                                           planning rather than be separated into a defined section. Options for responding to the issues will be assessed in this
                    that a chapter on sustainability is included;
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  60x       Stakeholder Feedback                                                                                                              Response
                    In addition it would be helpful for the Akaroa Issues Report to also draw connections with other Christchurch City
                    Council Strategies in development and how they might relate, e.g., biodiversity and open space strategies as they relate Page 69 of the document identifies other strategies currently adopted or in development through the City Council.
                    to special character and ecosystem protection and enhancement, the tourism strategy and its relationship to increasing These other mechanisms will become more important as broad level options are identified later in the Study.
                    pressures on communities and infrastructure;

                                                                                                                                            Because residential development is not 'rural' in nature, the term 'urban' has been applied. However, there is no
                                                                                                                                            assumption that the style of urban development will be akin to that of Christchurch. Rather, any areas that are
                                                                                                                                            considered to be suitable for long term residential consolidation will be recommended for development of an 'Area
            I concur with the FOBP and the Civic Trust submission in that there seems to be a pervasive “urban” viewpoint or attitude which
                                                                                                                                            Plan' which would look at the area concerned in more detail and with considerable community input. Styles of 'urban'
            overlays the Harbour Basin Study. The Peninsula and harbour basin are rural in terms of character and amenity. Residents and
                                                                                                                                            development vary considerably across the globe and take in a variety of different densities. Long term management
            visitors alike appreciate these qualities, in addition to the tranquil and peaceful environment.
   62x                                                                                                                                      of urban activity within the harbour basin will take into account its unique context. The variety of issues identified in
                                                                                                                                            the discussion document clearly point to the particular nature of the settlements in the harbour basin and planning for
                                                                                                                                            these settlements needs to be cognisant of their context and relative isolation from the regional centre.

            The first people to be displaced were Maori. Most have lost their land and have sought jobs and residences in Christchurch and Affordable housing is noted as an important issue in the discussion document, and consultation is occurring with both
            points beyond. They return to Onuku Marae for various events and tangi but can no longer afford to live in Horomaka.           runanga whose rohe extend around the harbour basin.

            NZ Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) are supportive of the Christchurch City Council currently undertaking the Akaroa Harbour
   70f                                                                                                                                        This support is appreciated.
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                                Issues Identified in Discussion Document (Oct 2007)
Subdivision and landuse Issues                                                                          Flow-on effects
within settlements
Urban zoning                    Urban zoning (including deferred zoning) may not reflect existing  Community tension as rural land comes under pressure for
                                land uses or significant constraints, eg important ridgelines, development.
                                heritage/cultural areas of importance (eg Takapuneke),  Potential for rezoning to be needed, which can be contentious.
                                infrastructural capacity, soil stability, etc. Where perceived
                                capacity does not reflect actual capacity, this can lead to pressure
                                to subdivide rural sites.

Subdivision pattern             Although more recent subdivisions reflect local topography, they Encourages use of the car unless walk/cycleway linkages are
                                tend to limit motor vehicle connectivity through extensive use of cul-provided to connect cul-de-sacs.
                                de-sacs.
                                Significant distances exist between urban pockets within Long-term dislocation of settlements is likely even when
                                settlements at French Farm, Barrys Bay, Robinsons Bay and parts consolidation is encouraged.
                                of Takamatua and Wainui, which limit the potential for long-term
                                consolidation.
                                Reliance on fossil fuels makes communities vulnerable to  High costs associated with living in settlements where all the
                                increases in living expenses and fuel prices. This may impact upon basic living needs must be accessed by vehicle.
                                the tourism economy and if not addressed in the future form and  Potential for further reduction in the social diversity of the
                                development of settlements, could result in the residents within the basin.
                                small, scattered residential pockets finding it more difficult to  Reduced ability to service the tourism industry
                                provide for their social and economic well-being in the future.        A push for diversification of the economy to avoid economic
                                                                                                      collapse
Market demand                   As the Christchurch urban area becomes denser through the  Increase in uptake of vacant land.
                                implementation of the UDS, there may be an increase in market  Applications for residential subdivision beyond existing zone
                                demand for residential development at a lower density than boundaries, resulting in a reactive planning situation and
                                Christchurch in the harbour basin.                                    potential for ad hoc developments.
                                The housing market appears to show a preference for 600-800sqm Potential for unnecessary sprawl into the rural landscape.
                                sections, which is larger than the District Plan provides for in
                                Residential Zones (400sqm). While this provides more room for
                                planting to soften the visual impact of development, it can work
                                against the efficient use of land and the protection of the rural
                                resource.
                                Areas with significant lifestyle opportunities may not offer the Continuation of pressure in the settlements closest to Akaroa
                                necessary community and commercial facilities to attract and Duvauchelle.
                                permanent residents (eg Wainui), and existing residents may
                                prefer that such facilities continue to be located elsewhere.
Identified areas with potential Areas identified as having potential to absorb change (Boffa Pressure or approvals for development in these locations may
to absorb change                Miskell landscape study) may not support consolidation of urban result in further scattering of settlements, with limited potential
                                form.                                                                 for efficient servicing by roading and other infrastructure or the
                                                                                                      building of community identity.
Climate change                   Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Climate change                  Climate change is likely to give rise to the following long-term         Environmental effects: degradation of coastal and freshwater
                                effects in the harbour basin which are currently not adequately         quality; adverse effects on coastal, freshwater and land-based
                                acknowledged or planned for:                                            ecosystems.
                                    changes in the distribution and viability of indigenous             Community (social) impact: erosion of „social health‟ due to
                                ecosystems, habitats and species;                                       the cumulative effects of water supply shortages, natural
                                                                                                        hazards and potential economic losses.
                                 reduced surface water availability;                                    Impacts on industries (economy): economic benefits or
                                                                                                        losses depending on how climate change is approached. Long-
                                                                                                        term economic downturn predicted.
                                 increased likelihood and intensity of rainfall events;                 Infrastructure: pressure for Council to strengthen and/or build
                                                                                                        new coastal/flood protection. Increased risk of failure for existing
                                                                                                        infrastructure such as stormwater disposal systems, bridges,
                                                                                                        transport and communication links.
                                 increased soil erosion and sedimentation of rivers and streams;

                                 sea level rise, coastal erosion and inundation; and
                                 increased risk of surface and coastal water contamination.
Coastal Environment              Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Harbour water quality           The continued discharge of human sewage, stormwater, and other  Potential damage to ecosystems and the ability to harvest kai
                                contaminants into the harbour has the potential to degrade water moana.
                                quality, habitats and the wairua (spirit) of water bodies.

                                Earthworks associated with subdivision and other activities can          Visual effects, potentially impacting upon recreation and
                                give rise to sediments and other contaminants that reduce water         tourism.
                                quality following rain events.
Sea-level rise                  Coastal property and features with significant heritage, recreational   
                                or cultural value at the water edge may be inundated and damaged
                                or destroyed due to potentially rising sea-levels.                   Pressure on councils to mitigate damage through use of
                                                                                                     engineered solutions which may be costly and have other
                                                                                                     effects on coastal processes and ecosystems.
                                                                                                      Restrictions on the location of new coastal development
Coastal property development    Settlement consolidation or expansion may impact upon the Changing landscapes can reduce community and individual
                                coastal environment if not located where the coast‟s natural identity. Once modified, it is very difficult to return these areas
                                character is sufficiently compromised and able to sustain additional to their natural state.
                                subdivision and development. Particular concerns include
                                pressure for housing upon open coastal ridgelines and urban styles
                                of servicing which may not reflect the rural context.

                                Pressure for coastal housing at the low coastal edge gives rise to       Pressure on councils to mitigate sea-level rise hazards
                                risk of future hazards of coastal erosion and seawater inundation,      through use of engineered solutions which may be costly and
                                including as a result of potential climate change and tsunami           have other effects on coastal processes.
                                events.                                                                  Potential loss of property/life in any tsunami events.
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Coastal recreation              Increasing demands to provide infrastructure such as boatsheds  Visual intrusion and changing landscapes can reduce
                                and moorings associated with holiday resort settlements, may give community and individual identity.
                                rise to potential effects on natural character values of the coast.
                                                                                                      Potential changes to coastal processes.
                                Demands for maintenance and enhancement of public access to  Difficulty accessing the coastal environment.
                                the coastal environment are likely to increase over time, and if not  A need to balance demand for access against the effects on
                                proactively planned for, may be difficult to achieve.                coastal values/resources.
                                                                                                      Effects on tourism experience and economy.
Coastal business operations     Businesses which rely on the harbour waters for their activities (eg     Pressure on transport, servicing, housing and office
                                tourism, aquaculture) may require supporting land-based provision if capacity issues not planned for.
                                infrastructure which, if not integrated into forward planning
                                processes, may reduce potential opportunities for these activities
                                or give rise to adverse effects on neighbouring land.                 Limitations to economic growth potential.
Landscape character             Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Outstanding landscapes and Significant land use change in or around:                                   Potentially irreversible adverse effects on community identity
natural features                                                                                       and tourism.
                            areas that have outstanding natural or cultural landscape
                           character, (eg, Boffa Miskell‟s ONLs and CNCLs), or
                            locally important landscape features (such as geological                  The failure to recognise and protect significant landscape
                           formations, ridgelines, areas of native bush, historic and                  features may lead to the exacerbation of related issues such as:
                           archaeological sites)
                           could erode the integrity, values and visual appeal of these areas,          the erosion of cultural identity;
                           if not identified and managed appropriately.
                                                                                                          soil and slope instability;
                                                                                                          biodiversity loss;
                                                                                                          high infrastructure costs; and
                                                                                                          surface and coastal water quality degradation.
Ecological resources            Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Protection of native flora and Failure to identify, protect and enhance ecologically sensitive              Important biodiversity values may become threatened; rare
fauna                          areas, including wildlife corridors and habitat linkages, will reduce   and endangered species could be lost.
                               the long-term viability of indigenous flora and fauna ecosystems,            Traditional cultural resources could be degraded, resulting
                               communities and species, particularly in areas that are subject to      in a loss of cultural identity.
                               pressures for development and land use changes.                               Adverse effects on amenity values and landscape
                                                                                                       character.
Freshwater resources            Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Water quality                   Water quality in streams and rivers is relatively low due to:           Ecological, recreation, and cultural values compromised.
                                  the hydrology/geology of the basin;                                  Poor quality waterways present a problem for the treatment
                                                                                                       and use of surface water as a domestic water supply.

                                  rural activities (including contamination and abstraction);
                                  stormwater run-off;
                                  vegetation removal; and
                                  new development and subdivision,
                              which has the potential to be further exacerbated with new
                              development if this development is not appropriately located and
                              managed.
Flood hazards                 Areas prone to flooding during high rainfall events and tidal surges      Flood-sensitive activities (eg urban development) may be
                              have not been adequately identified, creating uncertainty over           located in flood prone areas.
                              appropriate locations for any future settlement consolidation or          High costs associated with flood events; eg - injury, loss of
                              expansion.                                                               life and loss of property and income;
                              The frequency or intensity of flood events may be exacerbated as          Costs associated with developing and maintaining flood
                              a result of changes to climate patterns, vegetation cover and land       mitigation measures such as structural works and minimum floor
                              use (rural vs. urban).                                                   levels.
Availability of surface water Low seasonal rainfall in combination with over-extraction and the         Restricted growth opportunities for settlements.
resources                     effects of intensive forestry may lead to the drying up of some
                              rivers, streams and tributaries, which may in turn decrease the              Health issues.
                              availability of water for settlement water supply.                           Costs.
Soils and slope stability       Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Soil erosion and sedimentation Residential developments, earthworks and vegetation clearance  Water quality issues, with effects on habitats and amenity.
                               activities can, unless very closely managed:
                                accelerate erosion rates; and
                                cause siltation of waterways and the harbour.
Landslide susceptibility       Areas prone to soils and slope instability are only known for some  Stabilising landslides is expensive.
                               locations. Residential development in such areas can:
                                    place pressure on the Council to provide and maintain
                               infrastructural services in hazardous areas; and
                                put property and lives at risk.
Contaminated sites              Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Contaminated sites              Not all potentially contaminated sites have been identified, with  Risks to public health and the environment.
                                associated risks that development may be established on or near
                                these sites with potential risks to human health and the
                                environment.                                                       Investigation and management of sites is expensive
Walkways                        Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Walkways                        Changes in land ownership puts walking routes crossing private          Failing to protect existing or potential walkway routes will
                                land at risk of closure (some have already been closed), reducing      result in lost opportunities.
                                accessibility for both locals and visitors.
                                Despite an increase in demand for recreational walkways, there is       Failure to meet visitor expectations and the economic
                                a lack of walkways in some settlements.                                impacts associated with this.
                                The quality of some walkways and reserves has deteriorated over           Potential for increased conflict between walkers and
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Influence of heritage on Issues                                                                     Flow-on effects
urban planning
Historic character and heritage Character and/or heritage values in some settlements (eg Akaroa Potential adverse effects on community identity, tourism and,
values                          historic character, archaeological and waahi tapu sacred sites) can therefore, the economy, if character/values are eroded.
                                be compromised if subjected to development pressures,
                                particularly if these are not appropriately acknowledged and built
                                into forward planning exercises. This may result in restrictions to
                                future settlement size and form.
                                Public works may not reflect historic character of certain
                                settlements eg street furniture/road works.
                                Conflicts may exist between servicing requirements and heritage
                                values, eg safety issues with respect to heritage gutters.

                                City Plan rules and associated mechanisms, for example:
                                 Cultural Heritage rules;
                                 AHA and surrounds rules;
                                 the design guidelines; and
                                 potentially insufficient funding sources,
                                may not be adequate to ensure retention of historic character and
                                individual listed items.
Evolving communities            Protecting only previous layers of history can create a „museum Potentially appropriate, attractive and vibrant additions to a
                                piece‟ settlement if care is not taken to reflect existing and future settlement (eg public art and other installations) may be
                                community values where appropriate.                                   overlooked to the detriment of the community and the economy

Community structure             Issues                                                              Flow-on effects
Community/population change The workforce is ageing and residential households are small. A Potential adverse effects on community identity, tourism,
                            reduced percentage of families may affect the servicing capability employment and therefore the economy.
                            (availability of health, education, community and social services)
                            and social cohesion of the area.
Strong communities              Issues                                                              Flow-on effects
Community      facilities   and A long-term increase in residents and/or visitors is likely to  Not meeting the demand for facilities and services could
services                        increase pressure on community facilities and services, including: result in potential adverse effects on community identity, social
                                                                                                       cohesion and safety and, therefore, result in reduced
                                                                                                       attractiveness to residents.
                                (a) existing services, such as:                                            Reduction in the residential population could affect the
                                                                                                       servicing of the tourism sector.
                                   voluntary organisations; and
                                   medical and emergency services, particularly in light of a
                                  potentially ageing group of professionals currently providing this
                                  service; and
                                (b) the need for future additional facilities and services, including:

                                   those catering for youth and children;
                                   continuing education facilities; and
                                   a variety of cultural activities.
                                Recreational demand may result in a tension between:               There could be potential effects on the environment, cultural
                                   environmental/cultural values;                                 values and private land rights, should the demand for recreation
                                   private land rights; and                                       outside public provision increase.
                                   pressure for access to leisure activities.
                                Potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to limited   Not meeting demand for recreational activities can limit the
                                access and space available in the beach hinterland and poor        attractiveness of an area for residents and visitors, with flow-on
                                quality (or a lack of) facilities.                                 effects for individual well-being and for the tourism economy.

Transport      &       roading Issues                                                               Flow-on effects
infrastructure
Integration of transportation Land use activities need to be compatible with the function and         Costly to upgrade road networks to a standard required for
and land use planning         performance of the adjacent road network. Intensive new                any new development.
                              developments may be inappropriate if located close to strategic         Adverse effects on the function and performance of strategic
                              routes (eg SH 75) or where significant road upgrades are required      roads.
                              (eg long gravel feeder roads).                                          Environmental effects associated with increased traffic on
                                                                                                     existing routes.
Road safety                     The number and pattern of road accidents is spread unevenly  Dislocated communities.
                                throughout the year and around the harbour basin, and is likely
                                linked to:
                                 SH75 severing some settlements (particularly Takamatua),  Difficulty in supporting community well-being in relation to
                                which creates difficulties in supporting a more consolidated health and safety where accident rates are higher.
                                community; and
                                 an influx of visitors in summer months, which results in pressure  Potential for slower emergency response times.
                                on infrastructure and emergency services.
Reliance on the motor vehicle   An increasing reliance on the motor vehicle, together with a Reduced quality of life in the future resulting from a decline in
                                dependence on fossil fuels for transportation (associated with the economic and social well-being due to
                                tourist industry, primary production industries and freighting of  goods and services becoming more expensive;
                                goods transport) is unlikely to be sustainable in the longer term,  a potential reduction or levelling in tourism activity;
                                particularly given the existing poor pedestrian and cycling linkages  higher production costs associated with energy-intensive
                                between settlements and limited public transport options.            industries (eg primary production); and
                                                                                                      a decreased ability to access education, employment,
                                                                                                     services and recreational opportunities.
Parking                         The historic character and narrow streets of Akaroa create  Reduction of „walkability‟ in the town centre deters visitors,
                                difficulties in providing both on and off-street parking in the town pedestrian and cycling activities.
                                centre during peak periods; this creates risks to pedestrian safety  Difficulties for campervans and boat trailers to manoeuvre
                                and adversely impacts on the visual amenity or „ambiance‟ of the and park.
                                town centre.                                                          Cost of providing additional parking when predicted parking
                                                                                                     capacity is reached (2025).


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Pedestrian        facilities      and Footpaths in the settlements are:                                      Reliance on the motor vehicle, with associated environmental
linkages                                                                                                    effects
                                       often absent, reinforcing the rural nature of the areas but          Safety issues
                                       in places, bordered by steep drainage channels which pose a
                                       narrow, which creates safety issues at peak times when road
                                      and footpath congestion increases, particularly for those using
                                      There are few pedestrian linkages and walkways between  Reliance on the motor vehicle, with associated environmental
                                      settlements other than the State Highway, which limits walking as a effects
                                      viable mode of travel for residents and visitors (eg tourists).       Limited potential for health gains
                                                                                                                Fewer tourist activities may result in lost economic
                                                                                                           opportunities
Commuter cycling                      The harbour basin is not well serviced by dedicated cycle routes,  reliance on motor vehicle, with environmental effects and
                                      resulting in limited commuter cycling and safety issues for cyclists limiting potential for health gains
                                      at more congested times of the year.                                  safety issues
Leisure cycling                       Long distance cycle touring and mountain biking are both popular          Fewer tourist activities may result in lost economic
                                      activities, although these are constrained by safety concerns on opportunities
                                      main routes and inter-settlement roads.
Public transport                      A lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry) for  Settlements less accessible to those without access to a
                                      travel between settlements limits modal options for commuters. motor vehicle
                                      This is further exacerbated by limited bus parking in Akaroa south,  Increased use of private motor vehicles
                                      which restricts access to public transport by potential users.
Wastewater infrastructure             Issues                                                                Flow-on effects

Wastewater planning                   There is potential for ecosystem degradation and/or cultural Costs to upgrade.
                                      offence from disposal via:
                                       septic tank from existing clusters of allotments within Small
                                      Settlement Zone sites
                                       treatment systems which outfall directly to the harbour.
                                      There is potential for spare capacity within existing or new  Increases in resource consent and plan change applications.
                                      reticulated wastewater schemes to give rise to development
                                      pressures which may not be appropriate to the locality.                   Transport, landscape and settlement character, urban form
                                                                                                               and other related implications.
                                      System efficiency is currently compromised where stormwater Costs to upgrade.
                                      infiltration occurs, resulting in high costs associated with identifying
                                      and rectifying this problem.
                                      Older reticulated systems have more difficulty managing variable Costs to upgrade.
                                      flows caused by fluctuating populations, so any population
                                      increases for such settlements may require infrastructure
                                      upgrades.
                                      The Waste Water Treatment Plant for Akaroa is at Takapuneke  Difficulty in finding an alternative site which is flat enough
                                      which has significant cultural and historical importance. It is and will enable efficient pumping systems to be established.
                                      considered by many people to be inappropriately sited and there is  Costs to upgrade.
                                      some pressure for an alternative location to be identified.               Ongoing community issue if WWTP remains on current site.

                                      Ad hoc urban development may limit the efficiency of reticulated Increased costs for developers and the Council in establishing
                                      wastewater services.                                             and maintaining the systems.
Water                          supply Issues                                                                Flow-on effects
infrastructure
Water supply                          A combination of:                                                          Costs to investigate options and upgrade storage,
                                                                                                            treatment and transporting systems.
(See also „Availability            of  a reliance on rain-fed streams in steep catchments with limited         Limitations to growth potential, with implications for tourism
surface water resources‟)             vegetation to prevent quick run-off;                                  economy.
                                       water loss from leaking pipes;                                          Health issues.
                                       limited storage capacity;                                               Potential effects on supply for fire-fighting.
                                       peak demands during the tourist season; and
                                       uncertainties associated with global warming
                                      results in problems regarding adequacy, reliability and efficiency of
                                      water supply for existing and future populations.
                                      Communities relying on groundwater supplies may not meet
                                      anticipated drinking water standards and may have inadequate
                                      supply for existing and future populations.
                                      Ad hoc urban development may limit the efficiency of water supply Increased costs for developers and the Council in establishing
                                      services.                                                             and maintaining the systems.
Stormwater management                 Issues                                                                Flow-on effects

Stormwater management                 Ad hoc urban developments, including within rural-residential              Erosion on hillsides and along waterways, particularly
                                      areas, may give rise to cumulative stormwater effects, particularly   where vegetation has been cleared.
                                      in the absence of any catchment management plans.                         Flooding/ponding in low-lying areas of settlements.
                                      Low impact design of stormwater systems is most likely to be          Existing systems are likely to retain hard surface design with
                                      progressed only for large areas of new urban development where        reduced environmental benefit unless significant issues arise
                                      costs can be recovered, which will lessen the opportunities and       requiring retrofitting.
                                      environmental benefits associated with more sensitive design
                                      solutions in small developments.
                                      Existing character areas (Akaroa town centre) may not be              Potential environmental benefits for the town may not be
                                      appropriate for retrofitting with low impact design solutions for     realised.
                                      stormwater management.
Solid waste management                Issues                                                                Flow-on effects
Solid waste management                The location of both existing and closed waste management             Long-term or permanent issues around cultural sensitivities,
                                      facilities can be culturally sensitive, impact upon environmental     environmental contamination and land use opportunities.
                                      values and provide constraints to future development.
                                      Removal of solid waste to distant locations, combined with the use    „Out of sight, out of mind‟ approach together with ongoing
                                      of annual flat rates, may reduce the incentive to minimise waste      reliance on vehicle transportation of waste to distant locations,
                                      production at source.                                                 may lead to rising prices for disposal; this would be due to a
                                                                                                            potential increase in volumes of waste over time as peak
                                                                                                            populations increase, coupled with rising petrol prices.

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Technology and electricity Issues                                                                          Flow-on effects
supply
Electricity supply               Ad hoc urban development may limit the efficiency of electricity Costs of development.
                                 supply.
                                 The current electricity transmission network may not be able to Potential costs arising form the upgrade or construction of new
                                 meet the electricity demands of new development.                 electricity transmission infrastructure (eg substations, power
                                                                                                  lines).

                                                                                                     New infrastructure, such as power transmission lines, may
                                                                                                     impact on the landscape character of the settlements and/or the
                                                                                                     rural hinterland.
High-speed internet supply       Any limitations to the provision of broadband services may have Ability to establish business activities / work from home may be
                                 consequential implications for potential land use activities within constrained if broadband not supplied.
                                 settlements.
Harbour basin economy            Issues                                                                    Flow-on effects
Business growth                  Continued business growth is anticipated, yet if growth is too rapid       The very features which attract visitors may be at risk.
                                 it may put pressure on the environment, physical infrastructure and        Community may struggle to accommodate and service the
                                 community services.                                                       growth.
Labour market                    Growing businesses experience difficulty in accessing a nationally         Difficulty for businesses in retaining and recruiting employees.
                                 competitive labour market, particularly when recruiting seasonal
                                                                                              Decline in the working population with implications for social
                                 workers. Further increases in job vacancy levels are predicted.
                                                                                             cohesion and community identity.
                                 An ageing workforce with fewer families may impact upon the  Effects across the community if business and community
                                 servicing capabilities of the local economy.                needs are unable to be serviced.
Business activities              Issues                                                                    Flow-on effects
Distribution    of   commercial The District Plan is silent on any preference for the distribution of      New proposals have no framework for assessment, with
activity                        commercial activity; this can result in reactive rather than proactive     potential (albeit limited) for distributional effects on other
                                planning for new business land.                                            centres.
                                There is currently no planning framework for creating more self-           
                                sufficient settlements (which may need a small business zone).
                                The need for more self-sustaining settlements may arise due to:

                                    long-term population growth;
                                    more regular peak populations;                                        Continued pressure upon Akaroa to provide all the year-round
                                                                                                           business requirements for the harbour basin, with potential for
                                                                                                           difficulty in retaining the town‟s current character and amenity.

                                    new infrastructure provision in settlements beyond Akaroa;             Difficulty for harbour basin residents to access Akaroa if
                                                                                                           transport costs become very high.
                                development preferences outside of the UDS area; and
                                peak oil.
Industrial land supply         There is no industrially-zoned land within the harbour basin,               Limited economic diversification opportunities and consequently
                               requiring any proposals for industrial activity to either locate            fewer opportunities for permanent workers and their families.
                               elsewhere (eg Lyttelton or Christchurch) or apply for a resource
                               consent/plan change.
Integration of Akaroa Township The township is split into two nodes, which generates traffic                Potential pressure to develop the land between the nodes for
                               management issues and creating problems for integrating the two             business activity.
                               areas.                                                                       Refer Transport section regarding associated connectivity
                                                                                                           issues.
                                                                                                            Potential (minor) challenges to overcome the split focus to
                                                                                                           market the township as one destination.
Housing affordability            Issues                                                                    Flow-on effects
Housing affordability            A combination of:                                                          Difficulty sourcing labour for local businesses, with
                                                                                                           implications for a falling level of service to visitors and limitations
                                                                                                           to economic growth.
                                         strong growth in land and house prices;                           Proportionally lower levels of permanent residents works
                                                                                                           against the fostering of social cohesion and a sense of
                                                                                                           community.
                                         slower rates of income growth; and                                Absentee landowners who infrequently use local services
                                                                                                           could hasten their demise.
                                          a very high proportion of holiday homes
                                 create housing affordability problems for current and potential
                                 permanent residents and seasonal workers. This can make it
                                 difficult for families to move to the area and for businesses to retain
                                 and attract staff.
Tourism                          Issues                                                                    Flow-on effects
Employment in tourism         for Economic dependence on tourism makes the harbour basin                   Downturn in tourism likely to have significant economic
future populations                vulnerable to changes in the tourism economy, including                  consequences for the harbour basin residents.
                                  downturns in response to global events or a changing host
                                  environment (eg due to climate change).
Effects of tourism                Over-expansion or poorly managed tourism development can                    Reduced environmental amenity.
                                  degrade the key qualities that visitors seek and that local                 Residents disheartened and potentially moving away.
                                  communities value.                                                          Tourism industry suffers.
                                  There can be a conflict of interest or value clash between                  Economy affected.
                                  objectives for tourism growth and community identity.
                                  A large percentage of the houses that are suitable for permanent          Intentions for strong communities difficult to achieve.
                                  residential occupation are used as holiday homes. These
                                  contribute to the local tourism industry but reduce community
                                  identity and the provision of services.                                   Difficulty in providing affordable housing for workers.
Seasonality of tourism            There is a widening gap between the least and most popular                Businesses not meeting their potential.
                                  months to visit which accentuates issues of seasonality, impacting
                                  upon:
                                   the viability of tourism businesses and investment opportunities;       Staff vacancies harder to fill.

                                  the ability to attract and retain experienced and qualified staff;  Infrastructure costs.
                                 and
                                  pressures on infrastructure.
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Managing Urban Change           Issues                                                                 Flow-on effects
Population and dwelling trends The resident population is stable overall, while dwelling and visitor      Adverse effects on tourism industry.
                               numbers are increasing. A continuation of this trend potentially
                               results in:
                                    a reduced ability to service the high season population in           Negative community outcomes.
                               terms of business facilities, health services, etc;
                                    a reduced sense of community identity for residents if the           Infrastructure (and potential environmental) costs.
                               majority of houses are holiday homes;
                                   infrastructure issues at peak population times; and                 Deterioration in landscape, vegetation, heritage and cultural
                                                                                                       qualities (with associated negative outcomes for the
                                                                                                       environment and the economy); and costs associated with
                                                                                                       development in unstable or hazard-prone areas.
                                     pressure to develop housing in inappropriate or sensitive
                                locations.
Capacity for urban growth       The existing undeveloped or underdeveloped areas zoned for Land remains vacant while pressure continues to be applied
                                residential activity may not be located in an area of actual/potential elsewhere.
                                demand, or be capable of servicing with infrastructure.

Preferred settlement pattern    Many of the settlements are comprised of „pockets‟ of urban zoning A scattered settlement pattern may be inefficient to service, has
                                interspersed with rural land. A continuation of this trend would give greater potential to fragment landscapes, and would not meet
                                rise to an ad hoc and scattered urban settlement pattern.             community aspirations to maintain clustered communities.

                                The District Plan does not articulate a preferred settlement pattern Potentially inappropriate settlement patterns may result, with
                                to manage long-term urban change, relying instead on the existing effects upon character, amenity, biodiversity, infrastructure,
                                zone boundaries and their associated provisions; this:               landscape, etc.

                                 can result in reactive rather than proactive planning; and
                                 opens up potentially inappropriate development options.
                                The „floating‟ nature of the Rural‑Residential Zone provides for its    Potential subsequent pressure for rezoning to residential;
                                potential application to rural portions of settlement study areas       Subdivision pattern may foreclose options for more efficient
                                between pockets of urban zoning. This may or may not be the            residential use;
                                most efficient use of land.                                             Impacts upon adjoining residential areas (eg transport,
                                                                                                       stormwater) if not carefully managed.




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                                                                   STATEMENT OF ISSUES
                                                   ● Akaroa Harbour Basin Settlements Study ●
                                                                                                                                                                                      May '08
  NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
    #   Climate change Issues                                                                               Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
                                                                                                                                                                                           ref
    1   Climate change        Climate change is likely to give rise to the following long-term effects in   ▪ Environmental effects: degradation of coastal and freshwater quality; 4, 9, 10,
                              the harbour basin which are currently not adequately acknowledged or          adverse effects on coastal, freshwater and land-based ecosystems.       11, 13, 50,
                              planned for:                                                                                                                                            56, 68
                                    ▪ changes in the distribution and viability of indigenous               ▪ Community (social) impact: erosion of „social health‟ due to the
                                    ecosystems, habitats and species;                                       cumulative effects of water supply shortages, natural hazards and
                                    ▪ reduced surface water availability;                                   potential economic losses.
                                    ▪ increased likelihood and intensity of rainfall events;                ▪ Impacts on industries (economy): economic benefits or losses
                                    ▪ increased soil erosion and sedimentation of rivers and streams;       depending on how climate change is approached. Long-term economic
                                                                                                            downturn predicted.
                                     ▪ sea level rise, causing coastal erosion and more frequent storm      ▪ Infrastructure: pressure for Council to strengthen and/or build new
                                     surge inundation; and                                                  coastal/flood protection. Increased risk of failure for existing
                                     ▪ increased risk of surface and coastal water contamination.           infrastructure such as stormwater disposal systems, bridges, transport
                                                                                                            and communication links.


    #   Coastal               Issues                                                                        Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
        Environment                                                                                                                                                                        ref
    2   Harbour        water The continued discharge of human sewage, stormwater, and other                 ▪ Potential damage to marine ecosystems and changes to the quality of 43, 54-56
        quality              contaminants into the harbour has the potential to degrade water quality,      kai moana.
                             habitats and the wairua (spirit) of water bodies.                              ▪ Nutrient loaded discharges have the potential to affect the occurrence
                                                                                                            and persistence of algal blooms.
    3                         Earthworks associated with subdivision and other activities can give rise     Adverse visual and odour effects potentially impacting upon recreation       54-56
                              to sediments and other contaminants that reduce water quality following       and tourism.
                              rain events.
    4   Coastal hazards       Coastal property and features with significant heritage, recreational,        ▪ Pressure on councils to protect existing and/or build new engineered 1, 11, 33-
                              infrastructural or cultural value at the water edge may be at risk from       coastal protection structures which will be costly and have other effects  34
                              coastal erosion and seawater inundation, including as a result of storm       on coastal processes and ecosystems.
                              surge, potential sea-level rise due to climate change, and tsunami events.    ▪ Restrictions on the location of new coastal development and
                              For example: (a) up to 15% (1.25 km) of existing coastal protection           infrastructure (eg roads)
                              structures may require major maintenance or replacement over the next         ▪ Potential loss of property/life in any tsunami or storm surge events.
                              30-50 years; and (b) sections of Wainui Main Road and State Highway 75
                              will be at risk from shoreline retreat, requiring investigations into
                              realignment or additional protection.


    5   Coastal business      Businesses which rely on the harbour waters for their activities (eg ▪ Pressure on transport, servicing, housing and office provision if                     62
        operations            tourism, aquaculture) may require supporting land-based infrastructure capacity issues not planned for.
                              which, if not integrated into forward planning processes, may reduce ▪ Limitations to economic growth potential.
                              potential opportunities for these activities or give rise to adverse effects
                              on neighbouring land.

    #   Landscape             Issues                                                                        Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
        character                                                                                                                                                                          ref
    6   Outstanding          Significant land use change in or around:                                      ▪ Potentially irreversible adverse effects on community identity and         74-89
        landscapes       and                                                                                tourism.
        natural features            ▪ areas that have outstanding natural or cultural landscape             ▪ The failure to recognise and protect significant landscape features
                                    character (identified in the District Plan), or                         may lead to the exacerbation of related issues such as:
                                    ▪ locally important landscape features (such as geological                     · the erosion of cultural identity;
                                    formations, ridgelines, areas of native bush, historic and                     · soil and slope instability;
                                    archaeological sites)                                                          · biodiversity loss;
                              could erode the integrity, values and visual appeal of these areas, if not           · high infrastructure costs; and
                              identified and managed appropriately.                                                · surface and coastal water quality degradation.

    7   Rural character       The form and style of new urban development and servicing may detract         ▪ Loss of rural character                                                      79
                              from the rural character of the harbour basin; for example:                   ▪ Loss of ability to view the night sky
                                     ▪ large or brightly coloured buildings;                                ▪ Limited potential for biodiversity gains and softening of urban form
                                     ▪ clusters of high intensity streetlighting;                           from vegetation.
                                     ▪ smaller subdivisions with limited space for planting and/or
                                     reserve planting.
    8   Coastal character     Approximately one third of the coastal edge between Wainui and Akaroa         ▪ Reduction in coastal character and potential for a fringe of urban           87
                              is currently dominated by urban activity. Housing and other urban activity    development around the harbour edge.
                              may further impact upon the coastal environment if not located where the      ▪ Changing landscapes can reduce community and individual identity.
                              coast‟s natural character is sufficiently compromised and able to sustain     Once modified, it is very difficult to return these areas to their natural
                              additional subdivision and development.                                       state.


    #   Ecological            Issues                                                                        Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
        resources                                                                                                                                                                          ref
    9   Protection of native Expansion and/or intensification of settlement patterns may impact local       ▪ Important biodiversity values may become threatened; rare and                87
        flora and fauna      ecological values, including the current and/or potential viability of         endangered species could be lost.
                             indigenous flora and fauna ecosystems, communities, species, wildlife          ▪ Traditional cultural resources could be degraded, resulting in a loss of
                             corridors and habitat linkages.                                                cultural identity.
                                                                                                            ▪ Adverse effects on amenity values and landscape character.
                                                                                                            ▪ Potential carbon offset value of native forestry may not be realised.




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    #    Freshwater           Issues                                                                       Flow-on effects                                                             Cross-
         resources                                                                                                                                                                       ref
    10   Water quality        Water quality in streams and rivers is relatively low due to:                ▪ Ecological, recreational, amenity and cultural values compromised,       1, 9, 54-56
                                    ▪ the hydrology/geology of the basin;                                  including negative impacts on indigenous biodiversity due to the
                                    ▪ rural activities (including contamination and abstraction);          degradation of aquatic and riparian habitats, particularly in the lower
                                                                                                           reaches.
                                    ▪ stormwater run-off;                                                  ▪ Poor quality waterways present a problem for the treatment and use of
                                    ▪ riparian and catchment vegetation removal;                           surface water as a domestic water supply.
                                    ▪ new development and subdivision; and
                                    ▪ the presence of litter and other waste in (some) urban
                                    waterways,
                              which has the potential to be further exacerbated with low season rainfall
                              and/or new development if this development is not appropriately located
                              and managed.
    11   Flood hazards        Areas prone to flooding due to:                                              ▪ Flood-sensitive activities (eg urban development) may be located in      1, 4, 56, 85
                                    ▪ high rainfall events;                                                flood prone areas.
                                    ▪ natural or manmade stream channel restrictions (eg bridges,          ▪ High costs associated with flood events; eg - injury, loss of life and
                                    culverts and stream bank erosion);                                     loss of property and income;
                                      ▪ low lying land and/or                                               ▪ Costs associated with developing and maintaining flood mitigation
                                      ▪ storm surges,                                                       measures such as structural works and minimum floor levels.
                              limit potential appropriate locations for any future settlement consolidation
                              or expansion.
    12                        The frequency or intensity of flood events may be exacerbated as a result
                              of changes to climate patterns, vegetation cover and land use (rural vs.
                              urban).
    13   Availability of      Low seasonal rainfall, in combination with over-extraction and the effects ▪ Restricted growth opportunities for settlements.                            1, 10, 24,
         surface and          of intensive forestry may lead to a reduction in water flow or the drying up ▪ Health issues.                                                             50-52,
         groundwater          of some rivers, streams and tributaries, which would:                        ▪ Costs.
         resources                   ▪ decrease the availability of water for settlement supply;           ▪ Reduction in the quality of aquatic habitats due to abstraction
                                     ▪ reduce the quality of aquatic habitats to ecologically              pressures on streams for water supply
                                     unsustainable levels; and
                                     ▪ decrease recreational, cultural and amenity values.
    14                        Potential increasing reliance on groundwater for water supply in the future ▪ Reduction in the quality of aquatic habitats and ecological health;         50-52
                              may adversely affect groundwater processes (eg natural springs and
                              waterway base flows) as well as existing groundwater abstractions (eg        ▪ Economic effects on businesses with increased costs to access water.
                              farming).

    #    Soils and slope Issues                                                                            Flow-on effects                                                             Cross-
         stability                                                                                                                                                                       ref
    15   Soil erosion and     Residential developments, earthworks and vegetation clearance activities ▪ Water quality issues, with effects on habitats and amenity.                     2, 16
         sedimentation        can, unless very closely managed:
                              ▪ accelerate erosion rates; and
                              ▪ cause siltation of waterways and the harbour.
    16   Landslide            Areas prone to slope instability limit potential appropriate locations for any ▪ Investigation and mitigation of landslide and other land instability       15
         susceptibility       future settlement consolidation or expansion. Residential development in hazards is expensive.
                              areas of high landslide susceptibility can:

                                    ▪ place pressure on the Council to provide and maintain
                                    infrastructural services in hazardous areas; and
                                    ▪ potentially put property and lives at risk.
    #    Contaminated         Issues                                                                       Flow-on effects                                                             Cross-
         sites                                                                                                                                                                           ref
    17   Contaminated sites Not all potentially contaminated sites have been identified, with ▪ Risks to public health and the environment.
                            associated risks that development may be established on or near these ▪ Investigation and management (including remediation) of sites can be
                            sites with potential risks to human health and the environment.       expensive




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  SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
    #    Influence     of Issues                                                                               Flow-on effects                                                          Cross-
         heritage     on                                                                                                                                                                  ref
         urban planning
    18   Historic   character Character and/or heritage values in some settlements can be Potential adverse effects on community identity, tourism and, therefore, 20, 37, 57
         and heritage values compromised if subject to development pressures, particularly if these are the economy, if character/values are eroded.
                              not appropriately identified, assessed, acknowledged and built into
                              forward planning exercises. This may result in restrictions on future
                              settlement size and form.
    19                         Conflicts may exist between servicing requirements or other public works,                                                                                 49, 55
                               and the historic character of certain settlements, including situations
                               where works do not reflect local heritage values, and where heritage
                               features pose safety issues.

    20                         City Plan rules and associated mechanisms, for example:                                                                                                     18
                                      ▪ Cultural Heritage rules;
                                      ▪ Akaroa Historic Area and surrounds rules;
                                      ▪ the design guidelines; and
                                      ▪ potentially insufficient funding sources,
                               may not be adequate to ensure retention of historic character and
                               individual listed items.
    21   Evolving              Protecting only previous layers of history can create a „museum piece‟ Potentially appropriate, attractive and vibrant additions to a settlement
         communities           settlement if care is not taken to reflect existing and future community (eg public art and other installations) may be overlooked to the detriment
                               values where appropriate.                                                of the community and the economy
    #    Community              Issues                                                                         Flow-on effects                                                          Cross-
         structure                                                                                                                                                                        ref
    22   Population,      Current trends show:                                                      ▪ Potential adverse effects on community identity, tourism, employment 6-8, 23, 50-
         Dwelling and           ▪ a relatively stable residential population comprising small       and therefore the economy.                                                53, 63, 68,
         Community Change       households, an ageing workforce and a low percentage of families; ▪ Sense of isolation and potential concerns for personal safety              70, 72,
                                                                                                    ▪ Negative community outcomes.
                                ▪ increasing numbers of dwellings;                                  ▪ Infrastructure (and potential environmental) costs.
                                ▪ increasing visitor numbers; and                                   ▪ Deterioration in landscape, vegetation, heritage and cultural qualities
                                ▪ a high proportion of holiday homes.                               (with associated negative outcomes for the environment and the
                          Continuation of these trends is likely to result in:                      economy); and costs associated with development in unstable or hazard-
                                ▪ reduced ability to service the area, particularly the high season prone areas.
                                      population, in terms of the availability of health, education,        ▪ Deterioration in landscape, vegetation, heritage and cultural qualities
                                      business, community and social services;                              (with associated negative outcomes for the environment and the
                                      ▪ a lack in places of year-round neighbours and their potential       economy); and costs associated with development in unstable or hazard-
                                      contribution to social networks (eg reduced viability of recreational prone areas.
                                      clubs and facilities), with possible adverse effects on the social
                                      cohesion of neighbourhoods and sense of community identity;

                                      ▪ infrastructure issues at peak times; and
                                      ▪ pressure to develop housing in sensitive locations.
    #    Strong                 Issues                                                                         Flow-on effects                                                          Cross-
         communities                                                                                                                                                                      ref
    23   Community facilities Increased seasonal fluctuations and the long-term growth of visitor and/or ▪ Not meeting the demand for facilities and services could result in           22, 62, 83
         and services         resident populations is likely to increase pressure on community facilities potential adverse effects on community identity, social cohesion and
                              and services, including:                                                    safety and, therefore, result in reduced attractiveness to residents.
                              (a) existing services, such as:
                                     ▪ voluntary organisations; and
                                     ▪ medical and emergency services, particularly in light of a
                                     potentially ageing group of professionals currently providing this
                                     service; and
                              (b) the need for future additional facilities and services, including:
                                      ▪ those catering for youth and children;
                                      ▪ continuing education facilities; and
                                      ▪ a variety of cultural activities.
    #    Recreation and Issues                                                                                 Flow-on effects                                                          Cross-
         Open Space                                                                                                                                                                       ref
    24   Recreational          Recreational demand may result in a tension between:                            There could be potential effects on the environment, cultural values and 13, 26-28
         demand and                  ▪ environmental/cultural values;                                          private land rights, should the demand for recreation outside public
         opportunity                 ▪ private land rights; and                                                provision increase.
                                     ▪ pressure for access to leisure activities.
    25                         Potential recreation opportunities are restricted due to: (a) a relative      ▪ Increased costs to provide community facilities in the long term on 24, 30, 38
                               shortage of vacant flat land, (b) limited access and space available along    land that is more difficult to develop
                               the coast and the beach hinterland, and (c) poor quality, or lack of,         ▪ Pressure on road reserves, causing congestion and compromising
                               appropriate reserve/coastal facilities including roadside reserves for short- safety for both vehicles and pedestrians
                               term parking by sightseers and users of coastal facilities.                   ▪ Reduced opportunities for sightseers
    26   Walkways              Changes in land ownership put walking routes crossing private land at ▪ Failing to protect existing or potential walkway routes will result in lost     24
                               risk of closure (some have already been closed), reducing accessibility for opportunities.
                               both locals and visitors.
    27                         Despite an increase in demand for recreational walkways, existing             ▪ Failure to meet visitor expectations and the economic impacts           24
                               walkways do not provide the range of walkway options desired by               associated with this.
                               residents and visitors (eg duration, accessibility, grade), and their quality ▪ Potential for increased conflict between walkers and mountain bikers.
                               (including signage) has either deteriorated over time or never been
                               developed to full potential.

    28                         Misunderstanding or uncertainty regarding access to paper roads, along ▪ Breach of private property rights, creating privacy and security issues.           24
                               the coast and/or along waterways (often due to poor quality signposting of
                               walkways), can cause tension between landowners and people wanting to
                               access these areas.




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    29   Leisure cycling      Long distance cycle touring and mountain biking for leisure are both ▪ Fewer tourist activities may result in lost economic opportunities            33
                              popular activities, although these are constrained by safety concerns on
                              main routes and inter-settlement roads. Access to, and the delineation of,
                              off-road cycling opportunities (eg paper roads) is limited.

    30   Coastal recreation   Increasing demands to upgrade or provide additional infrastructure such     ▪ Visual intrusion and changing landscapes can reduce community and     25, 31
                              as boatsheds/compounds and moorings associated with holiday resort          individual identity.
                              settlements, may place pressure on development of the limited supply of     ▪ Potential changes to coastal processes.
                              flat coastal land and give rise to potential effects on natural character   ▪ Public health costs
                              values of the coast. However, failing to upgrade this infrastructure can
                              equally give rise to safety issues, damage to local ecosystems and
                              inconvenience for users.

    31                        Demands for maintenance and enhancement of public access to the ▪ Difficulty accessing the coastal environment.                                     25, 30
                              coastal environment are likely to increase over time, and if not proactively ▪ A need to balance demand for access against the effects on coastal
                              planned for, may be difficult to achieve.                                    values/resources.
                                                                                                           ▪ Effects on tourism experience and economy.
    32                        Safety of harbour users can be compromised where harbour structures          ▪ Long term costs to undertake extensive upgrades                       31
                              are not built and maintained to excellent standards.




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  PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
    #    Transport      & Issues                                                                              Flow-on effects                                                               Cross-
         roading                                                                                                                                                                              ref
         infrastructure
    33   Integration of          Land use activities and transportation nodes and corridors can affect one    ▪ Costly to upgrade road networks to a standard required for any new           29, 34
         transportation and     another's functions if not located and managed appropriately. Principal       development.
         land use planning      through-roads (particularly State Highway 75) experience moderate             ▪ Adverse effects on the function and performance of strategic roads.
                                pressure from vehicle numbers, are constrained by the coastal marine
                                area and local topography, and are required to perform a number of            ▪ Environmental effects associated with increased traffic on existing
                                functions (including as a through-route, a tourist route and a pedestrian     routes.
                                route). As such they potentially comprise an important infrastructure
                                                                                                              ▪ Reverse sensitivity pressures from development close to arterial roads
                                constraint when considering long-term growth options within the Harbour
                                Basin.

    34                          Some connector and arterial roads in the basin are narrow, windy and         ▪ Costs to upgrade.                                                             33, 36
                                prone to slips, suggesting a disparity between the status of the road in the ▪ Safety issues if development occurs in the absence of upgrading.
                                official roading hierarchy and the road's actual performance; this may limit
                                long term growth options or give rise to extensive upgrading
                                requirements.

    35   Road safety            The number and pattern of road accidents is spread unevenly throughout ▪ Dislocated communities.                                                             33, 39
                                the year and around the harbour basin, and is likely linked to:

                                        ▪ SH75 severing some settlements (particularly Takamatua),            ▪ Difficulty in supporting community well-being in relation to health and
                                        which creates difficulties in supporting a more consolidated          safety where accident rates are higher.
                                        community; and
                                        ▪ an influx of visitors in summer months, which results in pressure   ▪ Potential for slower emergency response times.
                                        on infrastructure and emergency services.
    36                          Any significant upgrading of the transport network may result in increased    ▪ Ongoing reliance on the motor vehicle with associated private costs            34
                                traffic movements and a reduction in use and safety of alternative modes      and public maintenance costs.
                                of transport.
    37   Parking                The historic character and narrow streets of Akaroa create difficulties in    ▪ Reduction of „walkability‟ in the town centre deters visitors, pedestrian      18
                                providing both on and off-street parking in the town centre during peak       and cycling activities.
                                periods; this creates risks to pedestrian safety, adversely impacts on the    ▪ Difficulties for campervans and boat trailers to manoeuvre and park.
                                visual amenity or „ambiance‟ of the town centre, and may be exacerbated
                                over time with long term projected increases in visitor numbers.              ▪ Cost of providing additional parking when predicted parking capacity is
                                                                                                              reached (2025).
    38                          If insufficient space is available on-site for car and boat parking           ▪ Peak period congestion and associated safety issues for both vehicles          25
                                associated with residential activity, vehicle owners are likely to use the    and pedestrians.
                                road reserve, which may give rise to accidents and congestion.

    39   Pedestrian facilities Footpaths in the settlements are:                                              ▪ Reliance on the motor vehicle, with associated environmental effects        19, 35, 83
         and linkages                ▪ often absent, reinforcing the rural nature of the areas but
                                     restricting access for the less mobile;                                  ▪ Safety issues
                                       ▪ in places, bordered by steep drainage channels which pose a
                                       hazard to less mobile pedestrians; and
                                       ▪ narrow, which creates safety issues at peak times when road and
                                       footpath congestion increases, particularly for those using
                                       wheelchairs or pushing strollers and when pavement space is
                                       further limited by advertising signage.
    40                          There are few pedestrian linkages and walkways between settlements ▪ Reliance on the motor vehicle, with associated environmental effects                   26-28, 70
                                other than the principal arterial road network, which limits walking as a
                                viable mode of travel for residents and visitors (eg tourists).           ▪ Limited potential for health gains
                                                                                                          ▪ Risks to pedestrian safety
                                                                                                          ▪ Fewer tourist activities may result in lost economic opportunities

    41   Commuter cycling       The harbour basin is not well serviced by dedicated cycle routes, resulting ▪ Reliance on motor vehicle, with environmental effects and limiting             33, 35
                                in limited commuter cycling and in safety issues for cyclists at more potential for health gains
                                congested times of the year.                                                ▪ Safety issues
    42   Public transport       A lack of public transport facilities (including bus and ferry) for travel  ▪ Settlements less accessible to those without access to a motor vehicle           89
                                between settlements and to Christchurch limits modal options for
                                commuters and those needing to access a wider range of services. This ▪ Increased use of private motor vehicles
                                is further exacerbated by topographical constraints and by limited bus
                                parking in Akaroa south, which restricts access to public transport by
                                potential users.

    #    Wastewater             Issues                                                                        Flow-on effects                                                               Cross-
         infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                       ref
    43   Wastewater             There is potential for a reduction in harbour water quality, ecosystem Costs to upgrade.                                                                        2
         planning               degradation and/or cultural offence from disposal via:
                                       ▪ septic tank from existing clusters of allotments within Small
                                       Settlement Zone sites
                                       ▪ treatment systems which outfall directly to the harbour.
    44                          There is potential for spare capacity within existing or new reticulated ·      Increases in resource consent and plan change applications.                    85
                                wastewater schemes to give rise to development pressures which may
                                                                                                           ·     Transport, landscape and settlement character, urban form and
                                not be appropriate to the locality.
                                                                                                           other related implications.
    45                          System efficiency is currently compromised where stormwater infiltration Costs to upgrade.                                                                     56
                                occurs, resulting in high costs associated with identifying and rectifying
                                this problem.
    46                          Older reticulated systems have more difficulty managing variable flows Costs to upgrade.                                                                       83
                                caused by fluctuating populations, so any population increases for such
                                settlements may require infrastructure upgrades.

    47                          Ad hoc urban development may limit the efficiency of reticulated Increased costs for developers and the Council in establishing and                          83, 86
                                wastewater services or place pressure upon extension of these services. maintaining the systems.

    48                          An absence in some settlements of a reticulated wastewater treatment         ▪ Retention of rural character and/or pressure on planning systems to           83, 86
                                system limits the options available for long-term consolidation /            refuse applications for residential development
                                intensification.                                                             ▪ Greater application of alternative models for growth, potentially giving
                                                                                                             rise to greater effects on landscape.
    49                          The Waste Water Treatment Plant for Akaroa is at Takapuneke which ▪ Difficulty in finding an alternative site which is flat enough and close                   19
                                has significant cultural and historical importance. It is considered by many enough to the township to enable efficient wastewater pumping systems.
                                people to be inappropriately sited and there is some pressure for an
                                alternative location to be identified.                                       ▪ Costs to upgrade.
                                                                                                             ▪ Ongoing community issue if WWTP remains on current site.



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    #    Water      supply Issues                                                                           Flow-on effects                                                                Cross-
         infrastructure                                                                                                                                                                      ref
    50   Water supply         A combination of:                                                             ▪ Costs to investigate options and upgrade storage, treatment and              1, 10, 13,
                                     ▪ a reliance on rain-fed streams in steep catchments with limited      transporting systems.                                                              83
                                     vegetation to prevent quick run-off;
                                     ▪ water loss from leaking pipes;                                       ▪ Limitations to growth potential, with implications for tourism economy.
                                     ▪ limited storage capacity;
                                     ▪ peak demands during the tourist season;                              ▪ Health issues.
                                     ▪ limited water conservation measures; and                             ▪ Potential effects on supply for fire-fighting.
                                     ▪ uncertainties associated with global warming                         ▪ Reduction in the quality of aquatic habitats due to abstraction
                              results in problems regarding adequacy, reliability and efficiency of water   pressures on streams for water supply
                              supply for existing and future populations.
    51                        Communities relying on groundwater and/or stream supplies may not                                                                                             13, 14
                              meet anticipated drinking water standards.
    52                        Ad hoc urban development may limit the efficiency of water supply             Increased costs for developers and the Council in establishing and                86
                              services or place pressure upon extension of these services.                  maintaining the systems.

    53                        Historical agreements have resulted in a disparity between landowners in Costs to address inequalities and to ensure an ongoing supply to the
                              the volume of water that may be drawn down per day, resulting in         community
                              inequality of access to water supply and greater potential for resource
                              waste.
    #    Stormwater           Issues                                                                        Flow-on effects                                                                Cross-
         management                                                                                                                                                                          ref
    54   Stormwater           Ad hoc urban developments, including within rural-residential areas, may ▪ Erosion on hillsides and along waterways, particularly where                         86
         management           give rise to cumulative stormwater effects, particularly in the absence of vegetation has been cleared.
                              any catchment management plans.                                            ▪ Flooding/ponding in low-lying areas of settlements.
    55                        Low impact design of stormwater systems is most likely to be progressed ▪ Existing systems are likely to retain hard surface design with reduced                19
                              only for large areas of new development where costs can be recovered, environmental benefit unless significant issues arise requiring
                              or where retrofitting would not conflict with areas of noted historic      retrofitting.
                              character. This is likely to lessen the opportunities for environmental    ▪ Potential environmental benefits for the town may not be realised.
                              benefits associated with more sensitive design solutions in small
                              developments.

    56                        Existing stormwater systems and flow-paths come under pressure during ▪ Local flooding and associated health effects;                                        1, 11-12,
                              high intensity storms, particularly where: (a) reduced landcover increases ▪ Sedimentation/scouring;                                                          83, 86
                              the rate of runoff and (b) stormwater and other infrastructure (eg bridges ▪ Potential for reduced quality of harbour waters.
                              and culverts) are insufficiently designed or maintained to cope with the
                              volume of water. This is likely to be exacerbated due to climate change
                              (more frequent and intense storm events) and any significant increase in
                              development.

    #    Solid   waste Issues                                                                               Flow-on effects                                                                Cross-
         management                                                                                                                                                                          ref
    57   Solid waste          Existing and closed waste management facilities may be located in             Long-term or permanent issues around cultural                 sensitivities,      18
         management           culturally sensitive areas, impact upon environmental values and provide      environmental contamination and land use opportunities.
                              constraints to future development.
    58                        Removal of solid waste to distant locations, combined with the use of         „Out of sight, out of mind‟ approach together with ongoing reliance on
                              annual flat rates, may reduce the incentive to minimise waste production      vehicle transportation of waste to distant locations, may lead to rising
                              at source.                                                                    prices for disposal; this would be due to a potential increase in volumes
                                                                                                            of waste over time as peak populations increase, coupled with rising
                                                                                                            petrol prices.
    #    Technology,        Issues                                                                          Flow-on effects                                                                Cross-
         communications                                                                                                                                                                      ref
         and    electricity
         supply
    59   Electricity supply   The efficiency and capacity of the electricity supply network may be          ▪ Potential costs arising form the upgrade or construction of new                6, 86
                              compromised by new and/or ad hoc urban development.                           electricity transmission infrastructure (eg substations, power lines).

                                                                                                            ▪ New infrastructure, such as power transmission lines, may impact on
                                                                                                            the landscape character of the settlements and/or the rural hinterland.

    60   Mobile phone and Current limitations to the provision of broadband services and mobile             Ability to establish business activities / work from home may be                  62
         High-speed internet phone coverage in some areas is likely to have consequential                   constrained if broadband/mobile phone coverage not supplied.
         coverage            implications for the potential range and efficient management of
                             commercial, industrial and residential land use activities within
                             settlements, acknowledging that certain economies of scale in terms of
                             resident numbers may be necessary before the current service could be
                             extended.




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  ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT
    #    Harbour basin Issues                                                                                 Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
         economy                                                                                                                                                                             ref
    61   Business growth        Continued business growth is anticipated, with a demand for over 4 ha of ▪ The very features which attract visitors may be at risk.                        2-16, 23,
                                additional business land predicted by 2036. If growth is too rapid or not ▪ Community may struggle to accommodate and service the growth.                  33-61, 69
                                adequately provided for, it may put pressure on the natural environment,
                                physical infrastructure and community services.

    62                          Potential business growth is currently severely restricted, with only one ▪ Costs to tourism businesses.
                                available business zone (Town Centre Zone) which is nearing capacity,
                                difficult to intensify due to its heritage character, and surrounded by
                                properties with high value for residential activity. Existing commercial
                                clusters beyond Akaroa are not currently recognised by the District Plan.
                                However, locating any significant level of future industrial and
                                accommodation activities outside of the Akaroa Town Centre may reduce
                                the viability and convenience of the town centre, and increase
                                infrastructure and transport costs for operators and tourists.


    63   Labour market          Commuting distances, combined with a focus on seasonal business               ▪ Difficulty for businesses in retaining and recruiting employees.              22
                                activity, result in (a) growing businesses experiencing difficulty in         ▪ Decline in the working population with implications for social cohesion
                                accessing a nationally competitive labour market (particularly when           and community identity.
                                recruiting seasonal workers) and (b) a limited range of employment            ▪ Effects across the community if business and community needs are
                                opportunities available to residents. Further increases in job vacancy        unable to be serviced.
                                levels are likely, with a predicted 39% increase in jobs to 2036 within the
                                Akaroa Basin Catchment.

                                An ageing workforce with fewer families may impact upon the servicing
                                capabilities of the local economy.
    #    Business                Issues                                                                       Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
         activities                                                                                                                                                                          ref
    64   Distribution      of The District Plan is silent on any preference for the distribution of           New proposals have no framework for assessment, with potential (albeit
         commercial activity commercial activity; this can result in reactive rather than proactive           limited) for distributional effects on other centres.
                              planning for new business land.
    65   Industrial land      Most industrial sectors would have difficulty being economically viable in      Limited economic diversification opportunities and consequently fewer           62
         supply               the Akaroa Basin Catchment with the exception of cottage-type industries        opportunities for permanent workers and their families.
                              servicing the tourist market. There is no industrially-zoned land within the
                              harbour basin, requiring any proposals for niche industrial businesses to:

                                  ▪ find an appropriate location near the Akaroa Town Centre, which
                                  would likely be very costly, and
                                  ▪ apply for a resource consent/plan change.
    66   Integration     of The township is split into two nodes, which generates traffic management          ▪ Potential pressure to develop the land between the nodes for business 33-40, 62
         Akaroa Township    issues and creates difficulties for integrating the two areas, particularly       activity.
                            given the number of existing residential properties between these two             ▪ Potential (minor) challenges to overcome the split focus to market the
                            nodes.                                                                            township as one destination.
    #    Housing                 Issues                                                                       Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
         affordability                                                                                                                                                                       ref
    67   Housing                A combination of:                                                             ▪ Difficulty sourcing labour for local businesses, with implications for a    22, 63
         affordability               ▪ strong growth in land and house prices, with median prices             falling level of service to visitors and limitations to economic growth.
                                     significantly greater than those in Christchurch (and associated         ▪ Proportionally lower levels of permanent residents works against the
                                     potential for increases in rates in some areas of the basin);            fostering of social cohesion and a sense of community.

                                       ▪ slower rates of income growth;                                     ▪ Absentee landowners who infrequently use local services could
                                       ▪ an absence of investors in the rental market due to the low return hasten their demise.
                                       on capital investment; and
                                       ▪ a very high proportion of holiday homes, whose prices are
                                       unrelated to the local economy and employment conditions, and
                                       which are often not available for long-term rental when not in use;

                                create housing affordability problems for current and potential permanent
                                residents and seasonal workers. This can make it difficult for families to
                                move to the area and for businesses to establish and to retain and attract
                                staff.
    #    Tourism                 Issues                                                                       Flow-on effects                                                              Cross-
                                                                                                                                                                                             ref
    68   Employment      in Economic dependence on tourism makes the harbour basin vulnerable to Downturn in tourism likely to have significant economic consequences                          1
         tourism for future changes in the tourism economy, including downturns in response to for the harbour basin residents.
         populations        global events or a changing host environment (eg due to climate change).

    69   Effects of tourism     Over-expansion or poorly managed tourism development can degrade ▪ Reduced environmental amenity.                                                             62
                                the key qualities that visitors seek and that local communities value.    ▪ Residents disheartened and potentially moving away.
                                                                                                          ▪ Tourism industry suffers.
    70                          There can be a conflict of interest or value clash between objectives for ▪ Economy affected.                                                                 22
                                tourism growth and community identity.
    71                          An increasingly large percentage (70 - 80%) of the houses that are ▪ Intentions for strong communities difficult to achieve.                               22-23, 67
                                suitable for permanent residential occupation are used as holiday homes. ▪ Difficulty in providing affordable housing for workers.
                                These contribute to the local tourism industry but reduce community
                                identity and the provision of services.

    72   Seasonality          of There is a widening gap between the least and most popular months to       ▪ Businesses not meeting their potential.                                      62, 63, 83
         tourism                 visit, which is reinforced by businesses closing in winter months. This    ▪ Staff vacancies harder to fill.
                                 accentuates issues of seasonality which, while enabling residents to enjoy ▪ Infrastructure costs.
                                 a more peaceful environment, also impacts upon:

                                       ▪ the viability of tourism businesses and investment opportunities;

                                       ▪ the ability to attract and retain experienced and qualified staff;
                                       and
                                       ▪ infrastructural capacity.

    73   Tourist facilities     The existing provision of public toilet facilities may not be sufficient to   ▪ Pressure on restroom facilities currently provided by business                46
                                meet projected increases in visitor numbers.                                  operators for their customers
                                                                                                              ▪ Breach of capacity, resulting in potential environmental degradation

                                                                                                              ▪ Costs to provide new or upgraded facilities.



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  GROWTH MANAGEMENT
    #    Subdivision and Issues                                                                                 Flow-on effects                                                                 Cross-
         landuse within                                                                                                                                                                           ref
         settlements

    74   Urban zoning           Existing undeveloped or underdeveloped urban zoning (including                  ▪ Community tension as rural land comes under pressure for 6, 16, 48,
                                deferred zoning) may not:                                                       development.                                                     50, 56, 83
                                       ▪ reflect existing land uses or significant constraints, such as         ▪ Potential for rezoning to be needed, which can be contentious.
                                       important ridgelines, heritage/cultural areas of importance (eg          ▪ Urban zoned land remains vacant while pressure continues to be
                                       Takapuneke), infrastructural capacity, soil stability etc, or            applied elsewhere.
                                    ▪ be located in an area of actual/potential demand (eg due to
                                    shading, lack of views or distance from waterfront).
                             Where perceived capacity does not reflect actual capacity, this can lead
                             to pressure to subdivide rural sites and further limit the uptake of land
                             already zoned for residential activity.
    75   Subdivision pattern Although more recent subdivisions reflect local topography, they tend to Encourages use of the car unless walk/cycleway linkages are provided 33, 36, 39,
                             limit motor vehicle connectivity through extensive use of cul-de-sacs.    to connect cul-de-sacs.                                                 40

    76                          Significant distances exist between urban pockets within settlements at Long-term dislocation of settlements is likely even when consolidation is                  86
                                French Farm, Barrys Bay, Robinsons Bay and parts of Takamatua and encouraged.
                                Wainui, which limit the potential for long-term consolidation.

    77                          Limited flexibility of residential subdivision sizes is provided in the district Limited opportunity for social diversity through providing more affordable      67, 87
                                plan                                                                             forms of housing on smaller sites
    78      Market demand       As the Christchurch urban area becomes denser through the                       ▪ Increase in uptake of vacant land.                                             77, 88
                                implementation of the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy,          ▪ Applications for residential subdivision beyond existing zone
                                there may be an increase in market demand for residential development           boundaries, resulting in a reactive planning situation and potential for ad
                                at a lower density than Christchurch in the harbour basin.                      hoc developments.

    79                          The housing market appears to show a preference for 600-800sqm Potential for unnecessary sprawl into the rural landscape.                                        7, 86
                                sections, which is larger than the District Plan provides for in Residential
                                Zones (400sqm). While this provides more room for planting to soften the
                                visual impact of development, it can work against the efficient use of land
                                and the protection of the rural resource.


    80                          Areas with significant lifestyle opportunities may not offer the necessary Continuation of pressure for subdivision and development in the                     23, 64, 83,
                                community and commercial facilities to attract permanent residents (eg settlements closest to Akaroa and Duvauchelle.                                              88
                                Wainui), and existing residents may prefer that such facilities continue to
                                be located elsewhere.
    81                          Location requirements for holiday homes reflect changing social patterns,                                                                                        23, 67
                                with more owners wanting to be within walking distance of places of
                                entertainment, and in close proximity to other leisure and recreational
                                facilities (including boat ramps and attractive settings). This results in a
                                likely long-term continued pressure on the Akaroa-Takamatua area.


    82   Identified areas with Areas identified as having potential to absorb change due to their lesser Pressure or approvals for development in these locations may result in 6-7, 86-88
         potential to absorb landscape values (Boffa Miskell landscape study) may not support further scattering of settlements, with limited potential for efficient
         change                consolidation of urban form.                                              servicing by roading and other infrastructure or the building of
                                                                                                         community identity.
    #    Managing Urban Issues                                                                                  Flow-on effects                                                                 Cross-
         Change                                                                                                                                                                                   ref
    83   Capacity for urban     Existing infrastructure and facilities may be insufficient or inappropriate to Costs to upgrade.                                                               23, 39, 46-
         growth                 accommodate long term settlement growth.                                                                                                                       48, 50, 56,
                                                                                                                                                                                               60, 72, 74,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   80
    84   Preferred settlement Many of the settlements are comprised of 'pockets' of urban zoning           A scattered settlement pattern may be inefficient to service, has greater            7, 83, 86
         pattern              interspersed with rural land. A continuation of this trend could emphasise potential to fragment landscapes, and would not meet community
                              the current urban form of small, dispersed clusters of residential activity, aspirations to maintain clustered communities.
                              but may also give rise to an adhoc settlement pattern if the development
                              is not clustered and suitably located.

    85                          The District Plan does not articulate a preferred settlement pattern to ▪ Potentially inappropriate settlement patterns may result, with effects               72-3, 6-16,
                                manage long-term urban change, relying instead on the existing zone upon character, amenity, biodiversity, infrastructure, landscape, etc.                      18, 22-67
                                boundaries and their associated provisions. This:
                                       ▪ can result in reactive rather than proactive planning;                 ▪ Pressure to relocate existing activities that impinge on the quality of
                                       ▪ opens up potentially inappropriate development options; and            residential activities may lead to a reduction in the ability of these
                                                                                                                activities to operate efficiently, economically and/or in the best interests
                                       ▪ limits the extent to which long-term planning can both                 of the public.
                                       incorporate appropriate buffers around sensitive land use activities
                                       and limit the potential for 'reverse sensitivity' issues to arise (ie
                                       residential activity encroaching upon legitimate existing activities,
                                       giving rise to pressures for those operations to reduce their level of
                                       effects or relocate). Examples include high noise generators such
                                       as the State Highway, heli-pads and rural fire alarms, or other rural
                                       agricultural activities such as spraying.


    86   Sprawl v               Settlement sprawl may reduce the potential for use of alternative modes Costs to individuals and the council, and potential for significant effects 6-16, 39-
         Intensification v      of transport and efficient use of public infrastructure, while any future   on the very nature of the basin which currently makes it so appealing 42, 43-56
         Scattered              intensification of Small Settlement Zones or expansion of Residential       (adversely affecting tourism).
         Settlement Pattern     Zones is likely to place pressure on reticulated infrastructure systems and
                                could give rise to adverse effects on character, and any sporadic,
                                medium density urban development which is not adequately serviced by
                                infrastructure has significant potential to give rise to adverse effects on
                                natural environment systems.




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    87   Rural-residential     The „floating‟ nature of the Rural-Residential Zone provides for its        ▪ Potential subsequent pressure for rezoning to residential;                 83, 86
         demand                potential application to rural portions of settlement study areas between   ▪ Subdivision pattern may foreclose options for more efficient residential
                               pockets of urban zoning. This may or may not be the most efficient use of   use;
                               land.                                                                       ▪ Impacts upon adjoining residential areas (eg transport, stormwater) if
                                                                                                           not carefully managed.
    88                         There is strong demand for rural-residential development in the harbour ▪ Inefficient use of land and reactive planning, with potential for            22, 62, 82,
                               basin and these attract very high prices, often have businesses             leapfrogging of residential activity beyond rural-residential areas.         85-86
                               associated with them and most are owned by permanent residents.             ▪ Continuation of issues associated with servicing peak season
                               However, areas potentially suitable for such a pattern of subdivision have populations and developing strong communities
                               not been identified, which can give rise to ad hoc applications and the     ▪ Less rural economic diversification.
                               loss of potential opportunities to both consolidate settlement patterns and
                               to encourage permanent residents to the harbour basin.


    89   Self-sufficient     Several trends impact upon the ability for settlements to be sustainable or ▪ Reduced quality of life in the future resulting from a decline in 22-23, 39-
         settlement patterns self-sufficient into the future, including:                                 economic and social well-being due to:                                42, 44, 67,
                                                                                                                                                                               68, 71, 85
                                    ▪ Transport systems:                                                      ◦ goods and services becoming more expensive, with high costs
                                            ◦ increasing reliance on the private motor vehicle;               associated with living in settlements where all the basic living
                                            ◦ dependence on fossil fuels for transportation (for              needs must be accessed by vehicle.
                                             household use, the tourist industry, primary production                  ◦ a potential reduction or levelling in tourism activity and possibly
                                             industries and freighting of goods transport);                           a reduced ability to service the tourism industry;
                                           ◦ existing poor pedestrian and cycle linkages between                      ◦ higher production costs associated with energy-intensive
                                           settlements;                                                               industries (eg primary production); and
                                           ◦ limited public transport options; and
                                           ◦ potential restriction of access to fuel at the Akaroa service       ◦ a decreased ability to access education, employment, services
                                           station.                                                              and recreational opportunities.
                                      ▪ Population change:                                                 ▪ Potential for further reduction in the social diversity of the basin.
                                              ◦ residential population stable but more regular and             ▪ Continued pressure upon Akaroa to provide all the year-round
                                            increasing peak populations;                                       business requirements for the harbour basin, with potential for difficulty
                                      ▪ New infrastructure provision in settlements;                           in retaining the town‟s current character and amenity.
                                      ▪ Development preferences outside of the UDS area;                       ▪ Difficulty for harbour basin residents to access Akaroa if transport
                                      ▪ Potential increases in the cost of food, fuel and housing; and         costs become very high.

                                      ▪ Potential for land suitable for food production to be taken up for     ▪ A push for diversification of the economy to avoid economic collapse
                                      other purposes through subdivision and development.
                               There is currently no planning framework for creating more self-sufficient
                               settlements If not addressed in the future form and development of
                               settlements, these trends could result in residents finding it more difficult
                               to provide for their social and economic wellbeing into the future.




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