Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update

Consultation closed on 30 November 2018. The Greater Christchurch Partnership is now collating and analysing all the submissions received and the hearings are scheduled for late February 2019.

Environment Canterbury is part of the Greater Christchurch Partnership. The Partnership is undertaking a review of the strategic land use planning framework for Greater Christchurch. The draft Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update was collaboratively prepared for consultation which ran from Thursday 1 November to Friday 30 November 2018.

The draft document outlines land use and development proposals to ensure there is sufficient development capacity for housing and business growth across Greater Christchurch to 2048. It complements the existing Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS).

Our Space 2018-2048 has been prepared in order to satisfy the requirement to produce a future development strategy, outlined in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

Below is more on what Our Space 2018-2048 is all about.

Consultation closed on 30 November 2018. The Greater Christchurch Partnership is now collating and analysing all the submissions received and the hearings are scheduled for late February 2019.

Environment Canterbury is part of the Greater Christchurch Partnership. The Partnership is undertaking a review of the strategic land use planning framework for Greater Christchurch. The draft Our Space 2018-2048: Greater Christchurch Settlement Pattern Update was collaboratively prepared for consultation which ran from Thursday 1 November to Friday 30 November 2018.

The draft document outlines land use and development proposals to ensure there is sufficient development capacity for housing and business growth across Greater Christchurch to 2048. It complements the existing Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy (UDS).

Our Space 2018-2048 has been prepared in order to satisfy the requirement to produce a future development strategy, outlined in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

Below is more on what Our Space 2018-2048 is all about.

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  • What does Our Space 2018-2048 do?

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    • Identifies preferred locations for housing growth, encouraging central city and suburban centre living while providing for township growth in other centres, especially Rolleston, Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

    • Outlines the housing trends that are expected to influence demand, with more people renting and fewer people in each household, linked to affordability issues and an aging population.

    • Identifies the role planning can play in encouraging smaller, more affordable homes and in increasing the supply of attractive mid-priced townhouses and apartments in the central city, around key centres and along core transport corridors.

    • Commits councils to working with housing providers...

    • Identifies preferred locations for housing growth, encouraging central city and suburban centre living while providing for township growth in other centres, especially Rolleston, Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

    • Outlines the housing trends that are expected to influence demand, with more people renting and fewer people in each household, linked to affordability issues and an aging population.

    • Identifies the role planning can play in encouraging smaller, more affordable homes and in increasing the supply of attractive mid-priced townhouses and apartments in the central city, around key centres and along core transport corridors.

    • Commits councils to working with housing providers to increase the supply of social and affordable housing across Greater Christchurch.

    • Reinforces the role of key centres, especially the central city, in providing additional retail and office floor space, and the wider local services and facilities that people need near to where they live to encourage active (walking/cycling) and public transport.
  • Why is Our Space 2018-2048 needed?

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    Greater Christchurch is identified as a high growth urban area in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity. Councils in Greater Christchurch (Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury) are required to produce a future development strategy that demonstrates that there will be sufficient, feasible development capacity over the medium and long term.

    The Councils have chosen to work collaboratively, through the Greater Christchurch Partnership, to prepare Our Space 2018-2048, recognising the interconnectedness of urban areas and transport networks across Greater Christchurch.

    Greater Christchurch is identified as a high growth urban area in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity. Councils in Greater Christchurch (Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council, Waimakariri District Council and Environment Canterbury) are required to produce a future development strategy that demonstrates that there will be sufficient, feasible development capacity over the medium and long term.

    The Councils have chosen to work collaboratively, through the Greater Christchurch Partnership, to prepare Our Space 2018-2048, recognising the interconnectedness of urban areas and transport networks across Greater Christchurch.