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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2017

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2 Tuesday August 22 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK THE DISTRICT council has shifted into second gear as it looks into its car parking policy. The 5min, 30min and 120min car parks in the commercial areas of the district are not policed. Up until now, it hasn’t been too much of a problem. People come and go and usually everyone is happy. But with more business moving into the district to service the booming population and car parks at a premium, feathers are being ruffled. Selwyn Times lifted the lid on the issue with the Black Door bar in Lincoln and its wheelclamping sign saga several weeks ago. The issue between the business and district council over 12 car parks in Robert St is unresolved. But the issue is wider than that and a district-wide review is under way as we report on page 1. – Barry Clarke Inside Lincoln win 14 in a row SPORT 16 News............................. 3-12 Local Views.....................8-9 Schools.............................11 Sports............................... 16-19 Bridal Show................ ..20 Events......................................29 Gardening.................. ....40 GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 come and watch all blacks play the in Aussies Dunedin on our BIG screens. Saturday 26 august • Indoor, outdoor & mezzanine dining areas • Large sheltered & sunny courtyard • Extensive lunch & evening menu selection to suit everybody’s tastes • Large range of wine, tap & bottled beers • 2x courtesy vans available Silver Dollar – the bar that supports your community 871 Jones Rd, Rolleston | Ph 347 0386 | Welding & Engineering Services available: • Welding, metal fabrication • Engineering repair • Farm, factory and site work undertaken Well equipped workshop Widely experienced, many years Wilson Engineering Workshop, 486 Two Chain Road, Burnham. Phone 347 6760 or 021 329 605 See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 Start your section hunt in Falcon’s Landing today First release available now. New sections selling now – come and find out why Rolleston is one of the fastest growing communities in Christchurch. Call us on 03 741 1340, or email us at

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday August 22 2017 3 News Barton Fields rental angers neighbours • By ashion Georgia O’Connor-Harding A SIX bedroom rented house in an up market Lincoln subdivision is at the centre of a row which could shape the future of the district’s planning rules. Residents living in Carnaveron Dr, Barton Fields, have complained to the district council about the property they claim is a boarding house. Gardening The property is owned by a Lincoln University student Harry Crawford, who is currently back in Auckland where he is originally from. It is tenanted by students and professionals. Residents say there is no issue with noise but say the property is generally untidy. Motoring Under the current district plan the house is defined as a dwelling and complies with residential activity rules. The district council’s environmental services manager Tim Harris said the district plan does not have a definition of a boarding house. The district plan is under Tasty Bites review and Mr Harris has not ruled out potential changes in POLARISING: A six bedroom rented house in an up market subdivision in Lincoln could shape the future of Selwyn’s district planning rules. Inset: Harry Crawford. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER this area. Residents want similar-styled houses to be prevented from popping up throughout the district without notification. They are calling for a boarding house definition to be placed in the district plan. Mr Crawford said he did not want to upset residents and had done a lot of work to get the house up to standard to look like a residential home. He said the driveway has adequate car parking for the number of rooms in the house and the landscaping is being done in spring which is a more suitable time to do it. “We haven’t had a single noise complaint since we have been there. We have been friendly, hospitable and we are not there to upset people and it is never going to be a party house,” he said. Next door neighbour Joan Mawson, one of the residents who has complained, said it wasn’t a witch hunt against Mr Crawford. Mrs Mawson and other ON THE DOMAIN LINCOLN 3 MARCH 2018 nearby residents Kate MacLean and Lin Tian said they would not have bought sections if they knew the rental house was being built. They were angry at the businessman who sold the section to Mr Crawford. The house sits on the boundary of the Barton Fields subdivision currently under development by Faulks Investments Ltd. Managing director Tony Faulks said the house should not have been authorised by the district council. In Christchurch last year, The Ilam and Upper Riccarton Residents’ Association successfully lobbied for the Christchurch City Council replacement district plan to have a boarding house definition, to stop loose “rent a room” arrangements. 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