NZ Urban Development news from the media | 12 April 2022 | Christchurch Plan change signals move towards more intensive housing


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Christchurch Plan change signals move towards more intensive housing

More intense housing development will be allowed in most residential parts of Christchurch under the Draft Housing and Business Choice Plan Change, now out for consultation.

The draft plan change is being driven by the need to comply with new Government direction that prioritises the need for more housing to accommodate our growing population.

“The Government’s National Policy Statement – Urban Development and the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Act set clear direction on how towns and cities should develop and requires us to amend parts of our District Plan,’’ explains Christchurch City Council General Manager Infrastructure, Planning and Regulatory Services, Jane Davis.

“Under the Act, in most urban residential zones of the city we have to enable medium density housing. That means people will be allowed to build up to three houses per section, and up to 12 metres (usually three storeys) high, without a resource consent.

New rules governing Christchurch's Airbnb sector 'difficult' to enforce

New rules governing Airbnb-style accommodation will be difficult for Christchurch City Council to enforce.

Council staff made the admission this week after the council decided to require people who rent out properties as unhosted visitor accommodation in residential areas to obtain a resource consent.

The consent will cost at least $1000 but will not expire.

Airbnb has described the new measures as “the most restrictive and outdated” home-sharing laws in Australasia. The decision can be appealed to the Environment Court, but Airbnb has not yet said if it will appeal.

Auckland monthly housing update, April 2022

April highlights:

  • 1641 dwellings were consented in February 2022.
  • In the year ending February 2022, 20,786 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 28 per cent of new dwellings consented in February 2022 were houses, 8 per cent were apartments and 63 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 130 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in February 2022.
  • 1554 of dwellings consented in February 2022 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 94 per cent of new dwellings consented were inside the RUB.
  • 22 per cent of dwellings consented were inside the 1500m walking catchments of the rapid transit network in February 2022.
  • 1023 dwellings were 'completed' by having a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issued in February 2022.

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