Christchurch council to reconsider housing intensification

Christchurch council to reconsider housing intensification
Low density suburbs in Christchurch could be upzoned as part of a new plan change. (Image: Christchurch City Council)
Oliver Lewis
After breaching their statutory duties and failing to notify an intensification plan change this year, Christchurch councillors will consider notifying an alternative in March. Christchurch was the only tier 1 council in the country not to notify a plan change in response to government housing directives in the national policy statement on urban development (NPS-UD) and the medium density residential standards (MDRS). The MDRS, a result of a bipartisan law change, allows three homes up to three storeys on most residential sites withou...

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