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Selwyn Times: June 14, 2016

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18 Tuesday June 14 2016 SELWYN TIMES New zoning confirmed for Rolleston and Lincoln Town Centres Changes affecting the zoning of Rolleston and Lincoln town centres have now been adopted and included in the Selwyn District Plan. The changes were made in response to the requirements of the Land Use Recovery Plan. The plan seeks to ensure that the residential, commercial and industrial business needs of Greater Christchurch are met. Action 27 of the plan required the Council to change the District Plan to identify and provide for Key Activity Centres at Rolleston and Lincoln and to ensure there was sufficient industrial land. Proposed changes to meet this action were consulted with the community last year. The changes and submissions, made by community members and stakeholders, were considered by independent commissioners who made the final recommendation to Council. Any significant changes made by commissions are explained under the precinct description. Rolleston’s population is expected to grow from around 13,000 now to reach 20,000 in 2030 and Lincoln’s population will increase from 5,000 to over 10,000 in that time. One of the Council’s objectives in its Selwyn 2031- District Development Strategy is to encourage more businesses in Selwyn so people have better access to local services. Currently over 70% of local expenditure on shopping is spent outside Selwyn. The changes identify areas of both Lincoln and Rolleston town centres as Key Activity Centres. These are focal points for commercial, community and service activity. The Key Activity Centres will allow more shops and businesses to locate in Rolleston and Lincoln to provide people with a wider range of retail stores, places to eat and local services, and to help create more local jobs. For Rolleston the changes will help implement the ideas in the Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan. The Key Activity Centres have been divided into precincts to allow activities to locate in areas where they are considered most suitable. Existing shops or properties can continue to operate as the activity rules only apply if the activities at a property changes or if a site is redeveloped. The different precincts allow some activities to establish more easily than others so not all types of activities will be permitted in some precincts. The changes also seek to protect the viability of these Key Activity Centres by restricting some types of retail and commercial activities from locating outside the Key Activity Centres. The provisions do allow for some commercial and retail activities outside of the Key Activity Centres. A limited amount of large format retail is allowed in the Rolleston Industrial Area on the corner of Jones and Hoskyns Roads. This may develop to be similar to Tower Junction in Christchurch. Where an activity is not permitted it may still be able to establish if a resource consent is granted. The consent process would consider the effects of the activity and whether these are compatible with the surrounding area. An urban design assessment would be undertaken on new building designs to check that buildings display good design that is appropriate for their setting. An aerial view of part of the core retail area, with the new library, shopping and playground area planned to occupy the north east section of Rolleston Reserve. Artists impression of how the north east corner of Rolleston Reserve could look once developed. The site could host a range of shops, places to eat, community facilities and a new playground. Rolleston Key Activity Centre Precinct 1 Core Retail Area This area would become Rolleston’s town centre hub shopping area and the mix of shops would encourage people to visit this area for business and recreation. The community anchor/town square precinct and Rolleston Reserve nearby will also attract people to the retail area to create a vibrant town centre. This precinct provides primarily for the establishment of retail stores, offices and ancillary offices, food and beverage shops, commercial/business services, trade suppliers, furniture equipment and lighting suppliers, education facilities and pre-schools, health care services, and public transport facilities/parking buildings. The development of retail and commercial spaces would be funded by developers. The development of retail and commercial spaces could start from 2018/19 depending on the Reserve Exchange process, the relocation of existing sports activities to Foster Park (see Precinct 6 section) and interest from developers. Development is planned to take place over a number of years. Change from original proposal: following submissions the commissioners decided to create Precinct 8 which was originally part of the core retail area, as a separate precinct for a community facility and town square. This change is minor as the provisions of Core Retail 1 already allowed this to happen but it was not a specific requirement. Precinct 2 Retail Fringe Area Two separate retail fringe areas are identified at the Rolleston Community Centre site and along some land west of Rolleston Drive. These are transitional areas between the town centre and living areas. This precinct provides primarily for the establishment of offices and ancillary offices, food and beverage shops, health care services, visitor accommodation (motels/hotels), community facilities, emergency services, education facilities and pre-schools. Change from original proposal: following submissions the commissioners decided to remove a small number of properties between Rolleston Community Centre and Othello Drive from this precinct, and determined that large format retail should be allowed here. Precinct 3 Precinct 7 Office Precinct Community Precinct The Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan identifies Precinct 7 as a Community/School area. Precinct 7 was originally known as Precinct 3* and formed part of Precinct 3 but with a note that it could be for future educational or recreational purposes. The commissioners recommended that area be named a Community Precinct, rather than Office Precinct, in order to give a clearer indication of the intended use of the precinct. These precincts provides primarily for the establishment of offices and ancillary offices, food and beverage shops, trade suppliers, health care services, visitor accommodation (motels/hotels), public transport facilities/parking buildings, community facilities, education facilities and pre-schools. Change from original proposal: See comments above. The commissioners also decided that large format retail should be allowed in Precinct 3 and 7 but service stations, garages and workshops should not be permitted in these precincts. Selwyn District Council PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643 03 347 2800 www.selwyn.govt.nz

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday June 14 2016 19 Rolleston - Precincts TENNYSON STREET LEGEND Key Activity Centre Boundary 1 Core Retail Precinct 5 Transitional Living Precinct Proposed High Street 2 Retail Fringe Precinct 6 Reserve Precinct Proposed Slow Street 3 Office Precinct 7 Community Precinct Proposed Shared Space Laneway 4 Commercial Fringe Precinct 8 Community Anchor/ Proposed Local Street Living 1 (unchanged) Town Square Precinct Precinct 6 Rolleston Recreation Reserve ROLLESTON DRIVE Precinct 6 includes the refocused Rolleston Reserve which has the potential to be transformed into a vibrant, high amenity urban park. This area’s underlying zoning will remain Living 1 but with some provision to provide for other activities compatible with an urban park. As part of the development a playground and youth park, tree lined paths, pedestrian and cycle path, a water feature, and car park are being considered. A consultation process with the community, covering what changes people would like to see to the reserve, is planned for next year. Funding for the reserve enhancement has been included in the Council’s Long-Term Plan. This part of Rolleston Reserve will retain its reserve designation. A video showing how Rolleston Reserve could look in the future can be viewed at www.selwyn.govt.nz/rollestontowncentre The Council is proposing, through an exchange process, to allow part of Rolleston Reserve to have its reserve status removed to allow for development in Precinct 8 and those parts of Precinct 1 and 2 currently within the reserve to enable retail and community facilities to locate at those sites and help create a lively town centre area. In exchange Foster Park would be designated as a reserve, to provide additional reserve land and compensate for the loss of sports space. Foster Park will become the largest sports park in Selwyn and many sports activities will take place at Foster Park in the future. Consultation on this proposal will take place this winter. ROLLESTON DRIVE Rolleston Recreation Reserve 1 2 (West) 3 6 4 Kidman Street 1 7 Rolleston School 5 8 Norman Kirk Drive Moore Street 5 3 Markham Way 2 (East) 2 McCauley Street 1 MASEFIELD DRIVE Precinct 4 Commercial Fringe This precinct seeks to provide primarily for the establishment of ancillary offices, food and beverage shops, trade suppliers, furniture equipment and lighting suppliers, health care services, visitor accommodation (motels/hotels), public transport facilities/ parking buildings and education facilities. Change from original proposal: The commissioners decided that large format retail should be allowed but service stations, garages and workshops should not be permitted. Precinct 5 Transitional Living Precinct 5 includes part of Tennyson Street and will continue to be zoned Living 1 but seeks to enable both residential activities and some commercial activities that are compatible with residential living to occur. Change from original proposal: following submissions the commissioners decided to remove two properties behind Tennyson Street from this precinct. Commissioners also decided that small format retail should be allowed and that no car parking should be provided on site (with parking to be provided by Council public parking facilities). Precinct 8 Community Anchor/Town Square Precinct This is the site of a new library and town square, and some retail stores. Other features like a community pavilion or water feature could also be developed (future consultation is planned on this as part of Rolleston Reserve’s redevelopment). Funding for the development of community facilities has been included in the Council’s Long-Term Plan. This area similar to Precinct 1 but allows for the establishment of a 4,500m2 community facility and 30x20 metre town square, to reflect the intentions of the Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan. This precinct provides primarily for the establishment of community facilities, small and large format furniture, lighting outlets and retail stores, supermarkets and department stores, offices, food and beverage shops and commercial services. Change from original proposal: see changes under Precinct 1. A new library is part of Precinct 8. This will encourage people to visit the new shopping area and to enjoy Rolleston Reserve and its facilities. Lincoln - Precincts LEGEND Key Activity Centre Boundary 1 Core Retail Precinct 5 Transitional Living Precinct Proposed High Street Lincoln Key Activity Centre Core Retail Precinct Two areas are shown as core retail (shown as Precinct 1) act as Lincoln’s main shopping areas. One location includes the New World/Challenge site with some additional land to the east across Vernon Drive and south of the New World car park area including the previously identified Neighbourhood Centre that is yet to be developed. The other area runs between West Belt and the Liffey Stream. This precinct provides primarily for the establishment of retail stores, offices and ancillary offices, food and beverage shops, commercial/ business services, trade suppliers, furniture equipment and lighting suppliers, education facilities and pre-schools, health care services, public transport facilities/parking buildings and community facilities. Transitional Living Precinct 1 This precinct will continue to be zoned Living 1 but seeks to enable both residential activities and some commercial activities that are compatible with residential living to occur. 5