Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan up for public comment
14 February 2013
Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan adopted for public comment
Christchurch City Council today approved the Draft Edgeware Village Master Plan to be released for public comment. The Council-led Plan has been prepared to support the recovery and rebuild of Edgeware’s village centre in response to the damage caused by the earthquakes.
The Draft Plan will be available from Monday 4 March 2013 to view in any of the Council’s open service centres and libraries. The final date for written comments is 5pm on Wednesday 10 April 2013.
City Planning Unit Manager Brigitte de Ronde says residents, community leaders, property and business owners have put a lot of hard work and energy into the development of this Plan and they can now see how their ideas fit into the rebuild and recovery of the area.
“Amongst the many initiatives that people are keen to see in Edgeware Village is a reduction in the speed of traffic passing through the centre and the beautification of the centre through additional landscaping and street furniture. The Plan reflects these ideas by proposing a much more pedestrian-friendly environment. It also introduces ideas that can be taken up by business- and land-owners such as enhancements to the Village Mall to create an indoor dining/entertainment area and the development of an Edgeware Village market.”
Mayor Bob Parker says the community and the Shirley/Papanui Community Board have worked alongside Council staff to identify the key aspects that local people value about their village, the things they want improved and the pivotal role it plays in the life of the community.
“The Plan incorporates the views and contributions of the community and builds Edgeware Village’s identity as an appealing urban village that offers an intimate shopping experience – perfectly-sized to service the local neighbourhood. The Plan is all about creating a liveable, prosperous and vibrant future for this area,” he says.
To read the Plan as presented to the Council click here.