​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resource consents​

Application for resource consent, 2 Racecourse Road, Ashburton
Section 95A of the Resource Management Act 1991 

Applicant’s Name:​                              MCKEOWN GROUP LIMITED
Address for service:                           C/- Urbis TDP Limited, PO Box 10318, Christchurch
Application number:                         LUC19/0060
Legal Description of the site:        Pt Res 1035 SO 8524

Details of proposed activity:

The Applicant, McKeown Group Limited have applied for consent to establish a 24-hour unmanned fuelling facility and associated signage with State Highway access within a Residential D Zone.

​Read the public notice here

The application and supporting documents are listed below 
Application Appendices G J L 
Application Plans Sheet 1
The submission period for this application has now ended

If you have any queries about the application please contact Ashburton District Council on 03 307 7700 and ask to speak to Laura Lowe, Planning Team.

Application for resource consent, 5-7 Cass St & 36-50 South Street, Ashburton

Section 95A Resource Management Act 1991​​​

Applicant’s Name:River Crossing Limited
Consent number:LUC19/0012
Street Address:5-7 Cass Street and 36-50 South Street, Ashburton
Legal Description of Site:Lot 1 and Lot 2 DP 42681, Lot 1 and Lot 2 DP 35467, Lot 2 and 3 DP 18133, Lot 2 DP 40957, Lot 5 DP 42681, Lot 3 DP 42681, Lot 3 DP 501126 and RS 40466.
The proposal also makes use of an existing road access located on Lot 2 DP 501126. 

Details of proposed activity:

The Applicant, River Crossing Ltd, proposes to demolish the existing buildings, level the site (including filling), and construct two commercial buildings. 

The larger building (5175m2 approx.) will be utilised primarily for Large Format Retailing (4489m2 approx.), with supplementary specialty retailing (490m2), back of the house (719m2) office/amenity area (153m2) and entry/wind lobby (193m2).  The proposed product lines includes but is not limited to homewares, clothing, toys, confectionery and food items, sports equipment and a range of gift and entertainment goods.  The large format retail store is proposed to trade from 8:00am to midnight over a seven day period and includes provision for illumination of the car park and loading areas.

A separate second building is identified for future specialty retail development (864m2 approx.), to be developed into a maximum of four separate commercial, retail or service related tenancies. 

Read the Section42A Officers Report here

A Public Hearing will be held for this application on Tuesday 19th November at the Council offices.

Read the public notice here

The application and supporting documents are listed below​

River Crossing Ltd - RC Application Final 30.7.19
Annexure B Records of Title
Annexure C Development Plans
Annexure D Planning Map U60
Annexure E Location Plan
Annexure F Geotechnical Assessment - Fraser Thomas
Annexure G Soil Contamination DSI Report
Annexure H Traffic Impact Assessment - Stantec
Annexure I Infrastructure Assessment.pdf
Annexure J Retail Impact Assessment
Annexure K Concept Plan - Car parking for Dog Exercise Park
Annexure L Landscape Plan
Annexure L Planting Schedule

The submission period for this application has now ended

​​Resource Consents granted 

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State of the Environment Reporting ​

Read about State of the Environment Reporting​ undertaken in 2017 and 2018.​

Changes to District Plan

​​Application to remove a heritage item from the District Plan Schedule

Currently, the Ashburton District Plan lists the ​Peter Cates Grain Store at 229-241 West Street, Ashburton in its Schedule of Heritage buildings/items (H9, Appendix 12.1). The application, which follows, seeks to remove that listing on the basis that its current owner is unable to make an economic return given the costs of retaining and refurbishing the building to rentable state.

The application has been made to the Environment Court under section 85 of the Resource Management Act. It follows an earlier application for resource consent to demolish the building that was declined by the Council (LUC15/0006). An appeal by the current owner against that decision was subsequently withdrawn prior to the lodging of the section 85 application.

While the application is to be heard by the Environment Court, the Council has been asked to 'host' the application, along with any submissions and hearing documents, including any minutes and directions from the Court, on its website. Accordingly, all documents relevant to the application will be posted below and may be accessed by any party or the general public.

If you have any queries regarding the application, please contact the applicant (C/- the address for service in the application), or the Environment Court Registrar at Christchurch regarding the lodging of submissions.​

Section 85 Application: Part 1 and Part 2
Cates Annex 7
Cates Annex 8
Cates Annex 9
Cates Annex 10
Cates Annex 11
Cates Annex 12
C​ates Annex 13
Cates Annex 14
Cates Annex 15

Public Notice
Form 37
Minutes from Environment Court​ - 8 February
Minutes from Environment Court - 14 March

​​The following ​responses ​to the public notice ​​have been received

N. Gilkison
M. Hanrahan
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Historic Places Mid Canterbury
M. Watson

Expert witness evidence

Ashburton District Council (Baird)
Ashburton District Council (Fletcher)
N. Gilkison
M. Hanrahan
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (Rykers)
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga (Whybrew)
Historic Places Mid Canterbury
M. Watson

Supplementary Evidence

Redmond - Barry Redmond
Redmond - Barry Redmond (BNZ letter)
Redmond - Clark McLeod
Redmond - David Harford

​​Conferencing Statements​

Agreed Statement of Facts
Joint Witness Statement - Heritage
Joint Witness Statement - Redmond Retail Ltd

Rebuttal Evidence​

Redmond-Barry Redmond
Redmond-Clark McLeod
Redmond-David Harford

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