Consultation has now closed
Consultation on the new licences for surf schools in Sumner has now closed. People were able to provide feedback from 19 July to 22 August 2023.
During this time, we heard from five organisations and 57 individuals. You can read their feedback and find out how this influenced the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board decision to approve the license's.
Proposed licences for surf schools in Sumner
Stoked Surf & Skate and Learn to Surf have both been operating commercial surf schools along the Esplanade in Sumner under short-term or roll-over licences.
We are proposing to grant them both longer term licences to operate their businesses on public land. This will give them certainty and help us manage the quality of commercial activities in these high use locations.
The proposed licences are on different types of land, so each follows a different decision making process:
- The land proposed for Stoked Surf & Skate – Licence Area 1 (near Cave Rock) is Reserve land, so the decision to grant the licence will be made by the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board.
- The land proposed for Learn to Surf - Licence Area 2 (between Marriner and Stoke Street) is legal road, so the decision to grant the licence will be made by staff.
- The decision to include the car park areas for both licences will also be made by the Waihoro Spreydon-Cashmere-Heathcote Community Board.
Conditions of the licences:
- Both applicants are seeking to utilise a grassed area and two designated car-parking spaces.
- Both licences are proposed for a term of 4 + 4 years.
- Both licences are proposed to operate from 1 September to 30 April each year, with daylight hours of operation starting at 8am.