Christchurch density debate drags on

Christchurch density debate drags on
Residents' associations in Christchurch have largely opposed plans to enable more housing density in their areas. (Image: Christchurch city council)
Oliver Lewis
Government housing agency Kāinga Ora has opposed two major proposals put forward by Christchurch city council to limit housing intensification.The council on Friday published submissions on its plan change responding to the national policy statement on urban development (NPS-UD) and medium density residential standards (MDRS), both government directives to increase housing supply.The latter, a result of a bipartisan law change which National subsequently disavowed, allows three homes up to three storeys on most residential sites without a resou...

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