Christchurch housing upzoning hearings adjourned

Christchurch housing upzoning hearings adjourned
Government directives to provide more zoned housing capacity have been resisted in Christchurch. (Image: Christchurch city council)
Oliver Lewis
The panel hearing submissions on a plan change enabling housing intensification in Christchurch has chosen to push out proceedings.The environment minister has yet to respond to requests for a pause, but the South Island city has consistently bristled at government directives to enable more zoned housing capacity, arguing measures such as the medium density residential standards (MDRS) – which allow three homes up to three storeys high by right – aren’t required and don’t take into account its particular circumstances, i...

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