Minister Chris Bishop rejects Wellington Independent Hearing Panel's plan for lower housing growth in Wellington

Minister Chris Bishop rejects Wellington Independent Hearing Panel's plan for lower housing growth in Wellington
RMA reform minister Chris Bishop has sided with Wellington city council on most of its zoning recommendations. (Image: Supplied)
Dileepa Fonseka
Resource Management Act reform minister Chris Bishop has rejected almost all of the Wellington independent hearing panel’s recommendations for where housing should go in Wellington. However, Bishop has also decided to side with the hearing panel’s recommendation to retain heritage protections on several buildings, including the controversial Gordon Wilson Flats.His decision means more of Wellington city will be zoned for higher density housing than would have been the case had the Wellington independent hearing panel’s (I...

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