Erica Lodge update

Erica Lodge update: at last week’s Council meeting Grant Buchanan spoke on behalf of Erica St residents about the granting of the Resource Consent for the Erica Lodge boarding house.

Mr Buchanan raised a number of points about the process, including:

    • the ability of elderly residents and people for whom English is a second language to engage in the process;
    • initial lack of access to the application documents;
    • the applicant receiving more support in making the application than residents did in responding to it;
    • and the hearing being held across town from Papanui.

Concerns around the resource consent were also discussed in the subsequent report to Council by the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel acknowledged that a number of points raised need to be responded to, and has asked the Chief Executive to do this. Mr Buchanan’s full submission to the Council can be found at the link below: