July 28, 2018

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 Hazar...

July 27, 2018

RMA panel decision aligns with CCRU view of how the RUO should be applied and interpreted. CCC is reluctant to help straighten this out.

With earthquake slumped land and advancing sea-level rise, do Brighton and Southshore have a habitable future? A regeneration plan will have to decide. JOHN McCRONE reports.

Mike Sinclair is looking happy, almost chirpy, as he points to the mark about chest high on the front wall of his house – where the floor level really ought to be according to council flood rules.

Sinclair lives in a row of homes along the estuary margin in Kibblewhite St, South New Brighton, where the earthquakes dropped the land about half a metre,...

CHRISTCHURCH Coastal Residents United say the city council gave them "false hope" when agreeing to collaborate on altering coast. Outrage over council rejection

September 27, 2016

A report that identified 6000 Christchurch properties susceptible to erosion and nearly 18,000 at risk of coastal inundation was heavily criticised.

The Christchurch City Council is embarking on six-month programme to revise a controversial report on flooding and erosion.

In August, a panel of scientific experts highlighted a number of aspects of the Tonkin & Taylor coastal hazards assessment report that needed to be changed or re-assessed. It wanted maps highlighting coastal erosion hazard zones discarded and redone for...

August 23, 2016

Coastal flooding and erosion information should be removed from thousands of Christchurch property records, a panel of scientific experts says.

It found maps used to identify at risk properties in the city could be "legally unsound" and should be put to one side until new ones are completed. 

The view has been applauded by the Christchurch Coastal Residents United (CCRU) group, which now hopes the Christchurch City Council will remove the information.

CCRU has been fighting to get the information taken...

June 20, 2016

CCRU have continued hard work behind the scenes, on both the Peer Review for the Tonkin Taylor report and with the pRDP (Proposed Replacement District Plan)
 

CCRU have been undertaking extensive and ongoing work relating to the HFHMA (High Flood Hazard Management Area) rules and overlays that the CCC want to enact through the PRDP.
 

If these proposed rules are accepted, large areas of the coastal communities will find that building on a vacant section or extending an existing house will become non-compliant.

So what’s t...

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