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Stage three of the proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan now open for submissions

The stage three proposals are now available at www.proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz.   A hard copy (reference only) is available for viewing at each Council service centre and library, including the civic offices at 53 Hereford Street.

Stage three includes central city, natural and cultural heritage, coastal environment, Specific Purpose (Flat Land Recovery) Zone, Specific Purpose (Burwood Landfill and Resource Recovery) Zone, and remaining natural hazards content.

There are also updates to some proposals already notified in stages one or two, taking into account proposed new stage three zonings.  These updates are for general rules and procedures; transport; subdivision, development and earthworks; utilities and energy; rural and open space.

The Council is writing to the owners and occupiers of all properties directly affected by the stage three proposals. 

A household newsletter highlighting some of the changes and including a copy of the submission form is being delivered to all households and out of town property owners.

There are 30 working days for public submissions on stage three.  Submissions can be made online at www.proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz , or by hard copy using a District Plan Review submission form available in the newsletter, from Council service centres and libraries (or on request from our customer call centre).  Submissions on the stage three proposals close on Friday 4 September 2015.

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions across Christchurch start soon and planners will be available to answer questions or clarify content of the stage three proposals.  You can attend any drop-in session that you wish.  They are informal and do not include presentations.  Details of the sessions are:

Thurs 6 Aug 9am to 9pm              The Palms Shopping Centre (outside Farmers)
Fri 7 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm        Hornby Hope Presbyterian Church, 27 Amyes Road
Mon 10 Aug 5pm to 8pm               Duvauchelle Hall, 6039 Christchurch Akaroa Road
Tues 11 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm    Naval Point Club, Erskine Point, Lyttelton
Wed 12 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm    Burnside Primary School Hall, 96 Memorial Avenue
Thurs 13 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm  New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade
Fri 14  Aug 9am to 6pm                   Eastgate Mall, adjacent to the foodcourt
Mon 17 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm     Sumner School Hall (new), Colenso Street
Tues 18 Aug  3.30pm to 6.30pm    Belfast Rugby Club, 18 March Place
Wed 19 Aug 10am to 1pm                First floor foyer, Civic offices, 53 Hereford Street
Wed 19 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm     Halswell Community Hall, 450 Halswell Road
Thurs 20 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm  Akaroa Sports Complex, Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Fri 21 Aug 3.30pm to 6.30pm         Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street

The process then moves to the Independent Hearings Panel for hearings and decisions.

Important dates for stage three

Notification and submissions open           25 July 2015
Submissions close                                           4 September 2015
Further submission period opens              18 September 2015
Further submission period closes              2 October 2015
Further submissions published                  16 October 2015

The process then moves to the Independent Hearings Panel for hearings and decisions.

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

The proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan is an online plan (as well as being available in hard copy format) and we encourage online submissions.  There is a brief video showing how to use the online plan and how to make a submission.

If you have any queries about the District Plan Review content (or process) or need help using the online plan, please contact our call centre on 941 8999 (0800 800 169 for Banks Peninsula callers).  If our customer services representative can’t resolve your issue they will put you through to a planner who can help.  You can also email us on dpreview@ccc.govt.nz or bring your query to one of our drop-in sessions.

Thank you for your interest in the District Plan Review.


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