Long Wait Over To Build On Waterfront

This article was released August 1st, 2018. What is missing from the article is that the council said (in yellow circle below) the Christchurch District Plan contained the restricted discretionary activity rule, but what they failed to disclose was the fact the council removed the tool that was on the original draft of the plan that would give them the means to use this rule. It is mysteriously NOT present in the operative Christchurch District Plan and that is what is causing all the grief in attaining resource consent in the HFHMA/RUO affected properties in Christchurch. See original article at Bay Harbour News website >

CCRU video of meeting for coastal residents affected by RUO

Warwick Schaffer (Deputy Chair CCRU) and Simon Watts (Chair CCRU) presenting to the group about the RUO/HFHMA issue around a proposed development in Redcliffs which talks about the how strict application of the “avoid” from the HFHMA leads to absurdity. CCRU (Christchurch Coastal Residents United) organized a meeting at Redcliffs Bowling Club Wednesday 25 July in response to Coastal Residents’ distress and difficulty in extending, rebuilding or building their houses in residential areas that are in the High Flood Hazard Management Area (HFHMA) and the Residential Unit Overlay (RUO). An Independent Hearing Panel (IHP) identified the issue and developed the RUO, which would have made building

'Tipping point' for coastal Christchurch communities

Southshore Residents Association chairwoman Lynda Burdekin says residents have been frustrated it has taken Regenerate Christchurch this long talk to the public about a regeneration strategy. Frustrated residents in coastal Christchurch suburbs are hopeful they have reached a "tipping point" toward the regeneration of their area. Government planning agency Regenerate Christchurch will on Sunday start public engagement for a Southshore and South New Brighton regeneration strategy, and has already begun meeting with community groups. The strategy would look at short, medium and long term solutions for the coastal suburbs to help them adapt to climate change issues, and would also look at issue

Politicians called in over rising sea level issues

Govt MPs have been called in to help solve problems people face trying to get resource consents. CCRU met with MPs Ruth Dyson, Duncan Webb and Poto Williams to discuss the problem and potential remedies. Full story here at Bay Harbour News Download PDF

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