Council looks at building loophole
Monday 23 August 2004
A loophole allowing cluster housing to be built in rural zones could be closed by the Christchurch City Council.
By The LandlordCouncil planners want to restrict pockets of urban growth becoming scattered over the countryside. Under their proposal, developers would require resource consents.
Unrestricted clusters could mar rural areas and defeat policies limiting urban growth, planners said.
The clustered housing variation will be notified and go to a public hearing.
Christchurch councillors will meet in private today to hear a presentation from Clearwater Land Holdings and the Diana Isaac Conservation Trust on a separate City Plan change that would include such a housing group near the Groynes. That change will be considered in public on September 3.
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