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Bay Harbour: October 11, 2017

Bay Harbour: October 11,

FREE Wednesday OCTOBeR 11 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: mark.gardner@raywhite.com Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa Big plans for sleepy Church Bay • By Bridget Rutherford A PUBLIC meeting will be held next week to discuss concerns over a plan to build a commercial development in sleepy Church Bay (above). Spence Developments is proposing to build a supermarket, four shops, a coffee shop, and a 30-seat cinema on the 8311m 2 of land at 139-143 Marine Drive, behind the On The Spot store. Plans show there would also be 111 car parks, which could be accessed from Marine Drive and Patiki Pl. The developers are also considering reopening a petrol station on the site. The resource consent application is expected to be lodged with the city council next month. The meeting will be held at Diamond Harbour Community Hall on Tuesday, Richard Suggate October 17, at 7.45pm. Developer Doug Spence, planning consultant James Hook and architect Dean Grant will speak about the proposal. Diamond Harbour Community Association chairman Richard Suggate said neighbouring properties had received pamphlets about the plan last week, which caused a “stir”. “This is sleepy little Diamond Harbour.” Mr Suggate said people would welcome more shops if they could get the business, but the population was growing slowly. “People come to Diamond Harbour because they’re looking for something different from town,” he said. •Turn to page 3 Injury fears at Diamond Harbour ferry wharf • By Bridget Rutherford FEARS PASSENGERS will injure themselves while getting on and off the ferry at Diamond Harbour Wharf has prompted staff to look into what improvements can be made. Black Cat Cruises told the Banks Peninsula Community Board about the difficulty of passengers boarding and disembarking the ferry from the Paul Milligan Diamond Harbour side. Chief executive Paul Milligan said there was no ramp leading onto the ferry, so the passengers had to climb down steps. There was a risk of passengers falling between the wharf and ferry into the water, he said. “We’ve just identified with the number of people we’re carrying across there, getting on and off the boat at the Diamond Harbour side is not quite as easy as we would have liked.” •Turn to page 7 Alfresco Dining at its best BOOK YOUR CHRISTMAS FUNCTION NOW 25 Esplanade, Sumner | Ph. 326 7226 www.beachsumner.co.nz