Retain Somerfield’s neighbourhood character, amenity and safety
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Do you oppose the multi-unit development at 23 Studholme Street?
The North side of Studholme Street (opposite Somerfield School) is zoned as a Residential Suburban Density Transition zone (L2 in the old zoning). This zoning allows for more intensive development than the traditional type of housing in Christchurch in a Residential Suburban Zone, which the South side of Studholme Street from Barrington to Somerfield Park is.
Developers for a proposed multi-unit development at 23 Studholme Street (4 x 3 bedroom 2 storey units, with one car parking space per house), have applied for a Resource Consent: Land Use for 3 areas of Non Compliance with City/District Plan:
1/ Road Boundary Set Back: rule 18.104.22.168 - The developer’s request is to build 3M from the road instead of the standard 4.5M.
2/ Access Design: rule 22.214.171.124 – Driveways that are 3M wide with a 1.5M visibility splay meet compliance. The developer’s plan has a 2.7M driveway and the visibility splay intended to provide for safe access / egress and is provided in part only. This is due to the narrowness of the site and the location of driveway on the plan.
3/ Earthworks: rule 8.5A.2.3 (fill required on the site as it dips down at the back; soft land).
If you have concerns over the proposed multi-unit development at 23 Studholme Street and would like to register your opposition, please sign the petition over.
Areas of concern: Impact on character, safety and amenity, parking, traffic flow; specifically:
1. Safety of pedestrians: Visibility splay intended to provide for safe access / egress and is provided in part only.
2. Impact on the traffic flow: Studholme Street already has a larger traffic load than many local roads due to Somerfield School, Somerfield Park (and various sports events), pre-school, pathway to other schools & Pioneer Stadium; and back sections.
3. Impact on parking: Are you concerned about effects of the development on parking on the street?; Parking currently at a premium.
4. Impact on street scene and amenity: Due to i.e building bulk, separation, character, context with other buildings, vegetation etc.
5. Limited landscaping and green space: Due to size of site and removal of trees; quality of living and water run off considerations.
Please note below if there any points you don’t agree with – or if you have additional comment.
WIDER ZONING ISSUE: Would you like to see Studholme Street zoning in areas of Residential Suburban Density Transition zone changed to Residential Suburban Zone (as some areas already are)? The RS zone enables less dense development. The mid-block zone boundary change, which could cause inconsistencies in the street scene, would be also be removed. Mark YES for change to RSZ Zone.
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