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Decision on Residential Unit Overlay District Plan Changes: Proposal to Exercise the Power Under Section 71 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 to Amend the Christchurch District Plan (“Proposal”)

Pursuant to section 69 of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 (“GCR Act”) the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration has approved the Proposal to amend the Christchurch District Plan as it applies to parts of the High Flood Hazard Management Area and all areas of the Residential Unit Overlay by exercising her power by using section 71 of the GCR Act to make the necessary amendments to:

  • amend Natural Hazards Policy to provide policy support for the Residential Unit Overlay;
  • insert permitted activity rule P2 which permits replacement of houses that existed as at 4 September 2010, in Chapter 5 Natural Hazards; and
  • make consequential minor amendments to rule numbering and cross-references.

The exercise of the section 71 power takes effect on 14 December 2018.

Dated this 13th day of December 2018.

Hon Dr MEGAN WOODS, Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration.