People have only one week left to share their views on what rules should be included in the Christchurch District Plan to manage the effects of home-share accommodation.
Christchurch City Council has invited public feedback on five different options that it’s exploring to manage home-share accommodation in the residential and rural zones of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Home-share accommodation means listing a private residential dwelling for guest accommodation and charging a fee.
None of the five options the Council is exploring are proposing to change the rules for people who rent out a spare room in their house as home-share accommodation, participate in house exchanges without a fee being changed, or rent accommodation with a tenancy agreement (e.g. boarding houses). However, feedback is welcomed on the effects being experienced from a range of types of home-share accommodation..
The five options are:
“The feedback we get will help guide decision-making on how we manage home-share accommodation in our district so I encourage people with an interest in this issue to send us their comment,’’ says Council Head of Planning and Strategic Transport David Griffiths.
You can find out more information on the different options and send in your feedback via Have Your Say.
The deadline for providing comments is Monday 2 March.