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Bay Harbour: August 10, 2016

Bay Harbour: August 10,

FREE Wednesday august 10 2016 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Black Billed Gull Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: deb.beesley @harcourts.co.nz LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Decision looms on how Lyttelton buildings will look • By Bridget Rutherford LYTTELTON COULD soon have a panel that will help oversee what can be built there and how new buildings will look. The city council will decide tomorrow whether to approve the establishment of a Lyttelton Design Review Panel for an 18-month trial period. It comes after residents Brent Stanaway Paula Smith Brent and Ann Stanaway tried to build a new home on the corner of Sumner Rd and Oxford St in 2012, but had their design rejected by the city council because it was not suitable for the heritage precinct. The panel would be made up of four Lyttelton residents, with some form of urban design qualification, to help review any new build resource consent applications. It would then write a report on the plans, which would be reviewed by the city council’s Urban Design Panel. The concept is similar to the Akaroa Design and Appearance Advisory Committee. REJECTED: An artist’s impression of what Brent and Ann Stanaway’s new home on the corner of Oxford St and Sumner Rd would have looked like. The plan was rejected by the city council in 2012. The Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board has been pushing for the panel to be set up since the February 2011 earthquake, so the community has more say in the area’s rebuild. Chairwoman Paula Smith said there was a strong desire for Lyttelton’s remaining heritage to be restored, but residents did not want to “recreate” what was there before. “The board has been aware there is a very high level of interest and concern in Lyttelton about urban design issues.” The Stanaway family were living in the former fire station building, and wanted to rebuild on the site after it was demolished due to earthquake damage. Mr Stanaway said he did not know enough about the panel, so he did not want to comment on it. Ms Smith said the board hoped the panel would help new builds reflect Lyttelton’s “character and culture”. “More unusual buildings may be able to be built,” she said. She said the board wanted to hear from experts that would be interested in being part of the panel. HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Lyttelton needs a design review panel? Would you like to see more quirky buildings in Lyttelton? Email your thoughts to bridget. rutherford@starmedia.kiwi •Green building upsets page 5 Ferrymead UNDER NEW captain morgan 1 LitrE chatELLE 1 LitrE OWNERSHIP chivas rEgaL 12yo 700mL Jim bEam 1.125 LitrE Don’t Purchase Your Window Treatments Until You’ve Talked To Us! 20% OFF Charles Parsons + Ashley Wilde 15% OFF Austro Wood + Austro Woodlook Blinds 3 months interest-free. Special conditions apply, offers expire 31 August 2016. FrEE MEaSurE & QuOTE + SaTIN lINE BlOCkOuT lINING $ 37 99 $ 37 99 $ 47 99 $ 37 99 9 HUMPHREYS DRIVE, FERRYMEAD Visit: www.superliquor.co.nz or call 0800 SUPERL (0800 787 375) for your local store. Over 122 stores nationwide, 100% locally owned and operated. Offer ends close of trade 13th August 2016, while stocks last. Available at participating stores only. Limits may apply at participating outlets. Trade not supplied. Terms and conditions may apply. Available 10th – 13th August 2016 inclusive. Please see www.superliquor.co.nz for details. PH. 03 376 4097 Down Kite Lane opposite Casual & Country Dial Style - Call NOW 0800 DEZIGN 0800 339 446 Bringing our mobile service into your home www.comberandcomber.com