Together with the Brooklands community we're in the process of developing a Community Action Plan.
The Canterbury earthquakes had a significant impact on Brooklands – on the environment, on property, on the community and on individuals. As a consequence, Brooklands residents have faced considerable uncertainty about the future of their area.
We recognise the importance of resolving this uncertainty, as much as we can, for the wellbeing of residents and the community as a whole.
Together with the community, we are now in the process of developing a Community Action Plan.
The Council is managing any transitional land uses and enquiries to use land in the Brooklands former residential red zone. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can provide feedback on any land use proposals by visiting the Using the regeneration areas(external link) page.
In December 2019 Regenerate Christchurch provided advice to the Council regarding the use of powers under the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act to support regeneration in red zone areas.
Read more about that advice (external link)and the Council's subsequent resolutions to engage with Brooklands residents(external link).
The first step in developing a Community Action Plan is to have a clear understanding of community expectations and aspirations. We held a workshop with Brooklands residents on 20 February 2020 to help get that clarity.
At the meeting, and subsequently, we received lots of feedback on issues and areas of concern and expectations and aspirations for the community. We've compiled all the feedback into a document [PDF, 534 KB].
We are committed to working with residents to develop a Community Action Plan. There will be some things – for example, signage, fixing broken street lights, and filling in potholes – that should be done in the coming weeks and months.
Some of the things that were identified that are more likely to be medium-term projects while others will be longer-term (12 months or more). Medium and longer-term projects will require funding in either this year’s Annual Plan or in next year’s Long Term Plan and will need the support of the Coastal Burwood Community Board.
As there are always more requests for Council funding than there is money available, the Community Action Plan will need to identify what is a priority for the Community.
Some people also identified concerns about flooding and sea-level rise. These are issues that impact many coastal communities and there are often no easy or quick answers. We’ll need to work together through these issues as part of the coastal hazards adaptation planning programme.
There will be another community meeting in April to discuss the Community Action Plan and report on any progress.
We have a fact sheet [PDF, 341 KB] that provides some information about the red zone and the Specific Purposes Flat Land Recovery Zone, who currently owns the land not held in private ownership, and who will own it in the future.
We’ve created a fact sheet [PDF, 452 KB] with information on the new consent, what it means for recent and future developments, and why we don’t dredge the Styx River.
At the community workshop David Griffiths, Head of Strategic Planning and Transport, offered to bring members of his planning team out for property-specific conversations about the District Plan provisions.
Email email@example.com to book a half-hour session to discuss the planning issues related to your property.
It would be helpful if you could provide a short summary of your issues in advance so we can get the right people in the room.
We can hold more clinics if there’s demand.
You can also visit our website for more information about the District Plan.(external link)