Land Use Recovery Plan proposed

Gerry Brownlee, the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has directed that Environment Canterbury (ECan), prepare a Land Use Recovery Plan for greater Christchurch.

The Land Use Recovery Plan will consider residential and business land use prioritisation for the next 10-15 years, and have a particular focus on ensuring there is provision for a diverse range of housing types, and also ensuring infrastructure and transport is integrated and connected to land use and centres of activity. In addition, consideration of natural hazards will underpin the land use decision-making.

ECan is preparing a consultation document which will be available for public input, and in addition, will be holding a series of workshops in early 2013. It is anticipated that a draft Recovery Plan will be presented to the Minister by the middle of next year, when he will call for written comments before considering the draft Plan.

This is an important Plan that will affect many Cantabrians for many years to come. If you are interested in how the Recovery Plan may affect your residential or business land, we encourage you to contact us, and we will be happy to assist.

Additional information on the progress of the Plan will be available at the following links:


In addition, please see this “Issues Paper” produced by ECan, which provides further detail as to the content and context of the Plan.  

Posted on Wednesday 5th December, 2012 at 10:43 am