Council’s Planning, Finance and Community Committee yesterday agreed, subject to full Council ratification, to the demolition of two buildings (four units) within its Andrew Place housing complex in central Blenheim.
The four units have been uninhabitable since November 2009, and after a period of investigation Council has determined that it is uneconomic to repair the units.
Senior Housing Sub-Committee Chair Councillor Cynthia Brooks says the Council wants to hear from Andrew Place residents and other community members on how the new space can be best utilised.
“This is a great opportunity to develop the space vacated by the units into a community area that can be used by all residents. Fruit trees, for example, could be planted that residents could enjoy, or a raised vegetable garden could be constructed.
“We want to get this right and deliver something that all residents will benefit from, which is why this feedback is important,” Councillor Brooks says.
The demolition work is scheduled to begin in the next few months. The affected areas will be fenced off during this time to ensure public safety.
Feedback on the future use of the vacant space is required by 5.00 pm on Monday 20 May 2019, and can be submitted to APL Property via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 03 577 7780.