Consultation outcome: a plan change aimed at managing the impacts of short-term visitor accommodation (eg Air BnB etc) has been approved.
In most residential zones in Christchurch, renting out homes or units as unhosted visitor accommodation will be a controlled activity if it is rented out for less than 60 nights a year for a maximum of six guests. That means the owner will need to apply for a resource consent, but the Council cannot decline the application. It can only put conditions on the consent.
If a house or unit in a residential zone is being rented out as short-term visitor accommodation for more than 60 nights a year and has between six and 12 guests, it becomes a discretionary activity. That means a resource consent is required and the Council can consider environmental effects, including impacts on neighbours, such noise and traffic movements, before deciding whether to grant or decline the consent.
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Plan change sets rules for short-term visitor accommodation
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will hold a Community Open Forum this Friday 1 April at 9:30am. This is a public session where members of the public and community groups can speak directly to the Board on issues, activities and projects relevant to the Papanui and Innes Wards. Due to the current public health environment, attendance is only possible via an Audio/Visual link or by viewing the live stream on the Board’s YouTube channel or via the Board’s Facebook page. Click through for full details:
On Friday 18 March, the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board:
- received public forum presentations and a deputation on local issues;
- approved a change of classification and grant of easements for a reserve in Belfast;
- approved slow speed zones in the Shirley area;
- approved a programme of road upgrades and improvements in Richmond;
- approved road renewals for Nicholls St and Stapletons Rd;
- approved no stopping restrictions in the Grampian-Jocelyn St slip lane;
- and received an area report on issues and initiatives within the Community Board area.
The Board will next meet on Friday 29 April. Click through to read the full minutes:
Applications have opened to the Council’s Strengthening Communities Fund, which supports community-focused organisations whose projects contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in the Christchurch city area.
Last year, 36 organisations in the Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board area received a total of $340,820.00 in grants ranging in size from $600 to $55,000. Applications close on 26 April 2022.
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Council offering financial help to community groups
The Waipapa/Papanui-Innes Community Board will meet this Friday 18 March at 9:30am.
The agenda includes:
- public participation;
- reclassification of a reserve and granting of easements to enable subdivision at Spring Grove in Belfast;
- a 40 km/h speed zone for Shirley;
- a programme of road upgrades and improvements in Richmond;
- road renewals for Nicholls St and Stapletons Rd;
- no stopping restrictions in the Grampian-Jocelyn St slip lane;
- and an area report on initiatives and issues current within the Community Board area.
The meeting will be livestreamed on the Board’s YouTube channel and also available via the Board’s Facebook page. Click through to read the full agenda: