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Private Plan Change Request - Memorial Business Park

The Council has received a private plan change request from Memorial Avenue Investments Limited (MAIL). 

The request seeks the rezoning of around 24.55 hectares of rural zoned land bounded by Memorial Avenue, Russley Road and Avonhead Road to Industrial Park Zone (Memorial Avenue) to enable a mixed use industrial business park, including industrial, office, retail and hospitality activities.

Process for this private plan change request

The Council’s district plan review process is governed by an Order in Council which requires any private plan change requests received during the review to be referred to the Independent Hearings Panel.  The Panel’s secretariat has directed the Council to notify the plan change request as a proposal to change the existing district plan.

The Panel’s decision on the plan change request will also become part of the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (the proposed district plan). 

The Council has notified the plan change request and it is now open for submissions.

More details on the proposal and how to make a submission are available on the website at www.ccc.govt.nz/planchangerequests.  Submissions close on Friday 30 January 2015.

The next steps of the process for this proposal are:

  • Submissions close:                                                                           Friday 30 January 2015
  • Submissions published & further submissions open:        Monday 16 February 2015
  • Further submissions close:                                                          Monday 2nd March 2015
  •  Further submissions published:                                               Monday 16th March 2015

If you have any queries about the proposal or the process, please contact Hamish Osborne of the Independent Secretariat to the Independent Hearings Panel, on 0800 2424 040 or info@chchplan.ihp.govt.nz.

Late submissions on stage one proposals of the District Plan Review

Some late submissions are still open for further submissions.  Details of these and how to make a further submission on them are at proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz.

The Chairperson of the Independent Hearings Panel has sole discretion on whether to accept late submissions.

Important dates – stage one proposals

•  Submissions closed                                               8 October 2014
•  Further submission period opened             22 October 2014
•  Further submission period closed                 6 November 2014
•  Further submissions published                    20 November 2014  
•  Hearings began                                                      2 December  2014

Please refer to the Independent Hearings Panel website for details of hearings and panel deliberations.


We welcome your involvement in the review process and invite you to share this information with others

If you have any queries about the District Plan Review, please email us on dpreview@ccc.govt.nz.

Thank you for your interest.

Brigitte de Ronde
City Planning Unit Manager
Strategy and Planning Group
Christchurch City Council