Christchurch City Council is inviting feedback on submissions already lodged for its proposed District Plan changes.
The Council’s Housing and Business Choice Plan Change (Plan Change 14), together with its Heritage Plan Change (Plan Change 13), were originally notified for submissions from 17 March to 12 May 2023.
From today until 17 July, anyone who meets the requirements in the Resource Management Act can make a further submission on any submission received by the Council during the notification period.
“Even if you submitted on the plan changes during the notification period, you can still make a further submission if you meet the Act’s requirements, but it must be limited to points already raised in someone else’s submission,” says Council Head of Planning and Consents John Higgins.
“If you do make a further submission, you must also supply a copy of it to the original submitter within five working days of you providing your further submission to the Council.”
“Submitters’ contact details are available on our website so people know how to get in touch with them,” adds Mr Higgins.
Plan Change 14 has been designed to bring the city’s District Plan in line with the Government’s national direction to allow more multi-unit housing developments, and to allow greater intensification in and around the Central City and suburban centres.
People can make a further submission on Plan Change 14 or 13 – and check whether they meet the requirements – by visiting the Council’s submission webpage.
The Council has also released a summary of the decisions requested in submissions on the plan changes – and the submissions themselves – via its website.
Hard copies of the submission form are available from the Civic Offices, Council service centres and libraries.