Updates : 2015

Adderley Head Bulletin - Summer 2015

Adderley Head has prepared a summer Bulletin for your information.  This Bulletin includes comment on coastal hazards in Christchrch, contaminated land issues, and introduces a new member of staff, Melanie Russell. To view a copy of our Bulletin, please click here 

What is a “change of use consent” and when is it required?

When a person is seeking to change the use of an existing building, they are sometimes colloquially described as requiring a “change of use consent”.  A common example is a proposal to convert an existing residential dwelling into premises for a commercial activity.  In this...

Lapsing of resource consents

Obtaining a resource consent can sometimes be a challenging process. It is therefore important that all consent holders are aware of the lapsing date for their existing resource consents to ensure that the benefits of those consents are not lost. One of the basic rules for resource consents is...

Heritage Provisions in the Christchurch Replacement District Plan

We have completed a brief review of the new heritage provisions recently notified in Stage 3 of the proposed Replacement District Plan (the pRDP). Some of the key changes that may affect heritage building owners are as follows.  Classification of heritage items The classification of some...

Plan Reviews Open for Submission

This update provides an overview of two current plan review processes that are currently open for submissions. Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan – Stage 3 Christchurch City Council has recently notified Stage 3 of its Proposed District Plan. This is the final stage of the...

Is faster better? A review of recent fast track processes under the RMA

The RMA has long been identified as a source of delay and frustration. Labelled by some as unnecessary bureaucratic red tape, there have been numerous changes made to the RMA over the years to try and remedy some of its perceived shortcomings. A recurring theme of the current government’s...

What can be done about excessive development contributions?

A common complaint from those involved in land development is the amount they are required to pay for development contributions. Historically, there have been limited options available to formally challenge these contributions. However, this has recently changed through amendments to the Local...

Adderley Head Bulletin

Adderley Head has prepared a winter Bulletin for your information.  This Bulletin includes comment on the Christchurch Replacement Plan process, and introduces a new member of staff, Georgina Thomas. To view a copy of our Bulletin, please click here 

Resource Management Solicitor

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic solicitor to join our team. Details as follows.