Hundreds of submissions on annual plan

KATE DAVIDSON
Last updated 12:58 01/05/2014

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The Nelson City Council received submissions from more than 200 people on their Draft Annual Plan.

Submissions from the public closed on Monday with a provisional total of 215 submissions recorded, down on last year's 303.

Mayor Rachel Reese said councillors were looking forward to both reading and hearing the submissions, which cover a variety of subjects.

"Our residents have used the Annual Plan process to tell us what they think, and that's the whole basis of consultation. I want to thank everyone who took the time and effort to contribute to the conversation, helping us form a view on a way forward," she said.

"As always, there are topics that are widely debated and the submission process is a tangible way people can get their views across."

Hot topics with residents this year included the Brook Motor Camp, the Trafalgar Centre, Modellers Pond, Maitai River, Rocks Rd, the Nelson School of Music and the Theatre Royal, Saxton Field Velodrome, Bank Lane canopy, and cycle and walkways.

Hearings will be held later this month for around 60 people who want to talk in person to the council about their views. The council is planning to hear from submitters from May 13 to 16.

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