Sailing club extension promotes row among residents

CONCERNS: John Glazer, front, and fellow residents

CONCERNS: John Glazer, front, and fellow residents

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A PROPOSED extension to Christchurch Sailing Club has led to objections from local residents despite reassurances.

Residents who live on a development next to the popular club at Christchurch Quay fear the small extension to the club will cause more traffic and vehicle movements.

But club management say the first floor extension will only serve existing members and is not meant to attract new people.

Some of the residents at Priory Quay say issues over emergency services’ access and traffic have prompted them to object to the proposal for an extension to the sailing club.

John Glazer, one of the directors of Priory Quay management company, said: “We want to work with them. This is not a battle.

“There is already traffic with trailers coming over the bridge and we’re worried about access for the emergency services.

“Cars often spill out of the car park and make access difficult as it is and this will only encourage more traffic, we believe.”

During one incident, an ambulance could not get out of the development, resident and fellow director Frances Outram said.

But Lawrence Crapper, commodore of Christchurch Sailing Club, said the extension was not to attract new members.

The room, which will add 2.7metres to the elevation, would be used for training and briefing, not for social functions, he added.

It will also be set back one metre from the present line and will not reduce summer or winter boat storage, he added.

“On a normal night there are a few different activities going on, and with more space we could accommodate that better.”

Membership has remained constant for the last 30 years, Mr Crapper said and the club has a limited capacity of what they could offer people.

Architect Matt Stevens from Aspire Architects said: “From an architectural point of view, this is very positive. It is helping the club cope with their current needs and adding something more aesthetically pleasing.”

The extension would also be triple glazed while the current structure is single glazed.

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9:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

billy bumble says...

You'd think that people who can afford to live in those units could afford to dress better
You'd think that people who can afford to live in those units could afford to dress better billy bumble
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4:32pm Fri 15 Aug 14

yet_another_one says...

Who was there first ?

The NIMBY's have woken up again.
Who was there first ? The NIMBY's have woken up again. yet_another_one
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5:37pm Fri 15 Aug 14

skydriver says...

The owners of the homes in Priory Quay, think they own the road and the bridge, they don't, they have had far too much say of what should and shouldn't be in the area,they own their homes and that's all.
So they should butt out. The sailing club was there before most of those people were born.
If they don't like it , they could move back to their other homes.
3 Cheers for the sailing club. Go for it.
The owners of the homes in Priory Quay, think they own the road and the bridge, they don't, they have had far too much say of what should and shouldn't be in the area,they own their homes and that's all. So they should butt out. The sailing club was there before most of those people were born. If they don't like it , they could move back to their other homes. 3 Cheers for the sailing club. Go for it. skydriver
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7:01pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Glashen says...

skydriver wrote:
The owners of the homes in Priory Quay, think they own the road and the bridge, they don't, they have had far too much say of what should and shouldn't be in the area,they own their homes and that's all.
So they should butt out. The sailing club was there before most of those people were born.
If they don't like it , they could move back to their other homes.
3 Cheers for the sailing club. Go for it.
Christchurch Sailing club was founded in1874 and a club house has been located on the site since at least 1896 so it was there before any of us were born. Sadly some of the Priory Quay residents have misunderstood both the scale and intention of the proposed extension which will not only enhance the club facilities to promote the great sport of sailing but also improve the look of the existing building.

Hopefully Christchurch councillors will regonise that next week.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: The owners of the homes in Priory Quay, think they own the road and the bridge, they don't, they have had far too much say of what should and shouldn't be in the area,they own their homes and that's all. So they should butt out. The sailing club was there before most of those people were born. If they don't like it , they could move back to their other homes. 3 Cheers for the sailing club. Go for it.[/p][/quote]Christchurch Sailing club was founded in1874 and a club house has been located on the site since at least 1896 so it was there before any of us were born. Sadly some of the Priory Quay residents have misunderstood both the scale and intention of the proposed extension which will not only enhance the club facilities to promote the great sport of sailing but also improve the look of the existing building. Hopefully Christchurch councillors will regonise that next week. Glashen
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