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".
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 220.127.116.11(a) as presented to the Independent Hearing Panel in original evidence by the Council.
We are petitioning Parliament for assistance to fix this, t...
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 18.104.22.168(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...
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.
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..
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.
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...