September 22, 2018

First priority is relief for beleaguered residents
Mike Yardley 05:00, Sep 11 2018

East's dramatic press conference last week has served its purpose. It has forced the council's hand to front up to the botch-up over the "omitted policy" and commit to fixing it. Without wishing to fry your head with technical planning parlance, the "policy" gives life to the "rule".

Victory for residents as council promises inquiry into coastal consents fiasco
Dominic Harris, 22:09, Sep 12 2018

Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel has vowed t...

September 16, 2018

Over a considerable period, there have been multiple motions, approaches, and requests put forward by CCRU and many parties including a motivated but exhausted community. All with the purpose of trying to fix this problem…

…to progress updating the Council’s district plan using section 71 powers under the regeneration act to reinstate the Residential Unit Overlay clause 5.2.2.1(a) as presented to the Independent Hearing Panel in original evidence by the Council.

We are petitioning Parliament for assistance to fix this, t...

September 16, 2018

Having had no formal response from

MPs Ruth Dyson, Poto Williams, Minister Megan Woods, Regenerate Christchurch, senior CCC consent, planning and policy teams staff


this correspondence is further to the letter sent by CCRU at the end of July 2018, and to once again ask for your assistance with resolving the issues surrounding the RUO (Residential Unit Overlay) contained within the Operative Christchurch District Plan. Specifically:


• the reinstatement of Overlay clause 5.2.2.1(a) as presented to the Independent Hearing...

“Eastgate” report, the public meetings in Christchurch Sep 11/12, 2018
 

More than 300 people attended the “Eastgate” public meeting in New Brighton on Tuesday and less on Wednesday at Redcliffs, in Christchurch.  There were two councillors present, several community board members from across the city, the media, mayor Lianne Dalziel and city CEO Dr Karleen Edwards as well as half a dozen community residents groups.

At New Brighton it was standing room only.

Sir Tipene O’Regan was present by way of a letter...

September 12, 2018

We are absolutely committed to putting that wording (of the IHP back...) into the district plan. I'm very keen to support the chief executive in seeking a full independent inquiry as to how this happened. The priority is to get it fixed first.

September 12, 2018

Mayor says she 'personally commits to GETTING IT FIXED, FIRST!', meaning putting the IHP rule back into the District Plan so people can get resource consent to build. 

At the Community Meeting last night held in New Brighton, the hall was packed to capacity. Concerned residents of Christchurch East attended to gather in support and rally together to show a united front on getting action on this erroneous and debilitating wording that exists in the district plan right now..

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel was...

September 5, 2018

David East was interviewed on Newstalk ZB about the omission of clauses in the District Plan and why he faces a code of conduct hearing. This was a straight forward and honest interview by Councillor East.  

FACEBOOK VIDEO LINK to the interview

This omitted clause in the District Plan is a complicated issue, so to help understand it better here is some back-ground information on why the omitted clause is so very important.

In 2016 the Independent Hearing Panel (IHP) sat and considered all evidence on the HFHMA (...

September 5, 2018

On 30 July, 2018, following the release of the RMA decision regarding a property in Redcliffs, CCRU in an effort to continue a useful dialogue, contacted Regenerate, CCC and the Local MP's.  

In these letters CCRU once again highlighted the omission of the clause and its effects. CCRU requested for it to be remedied under urgency via section 71 of the regeneration act.

Read the letters here.

September 5, 2018

 

Brownlee and Chris Lynch radio interview on ZB

City Councillor David East has been stood down from a committee after making claims council staff allegedly tampered with the city's district plan.

At a press conference on Monday, David East claimed a "policy omission" is affecting South New Brighton, Southshore and Redcliffs residents wanting to build, renovate or extend their homes.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has confirmed he's since been stood down from chairing the Regulatory Performance Committee.

The Mayor says...

September 3, 2018

A dispute has erupted between Christchurch City Council bosses and elected representatives over claims the district plan was deliberately altered, potentially leaving homeowners in flood-prone areas millions of dollars out of pocket.

City councillor David East has called for an independent inquiry into claims staff tampered with the plan and erased a clause after it had been signed off.

Community leaders said the apparent sabotage amounted to "red-zoning by stealth", suggesting people in New Brighton, Southshor...

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