1358 requests for zoning reviews

10:36 pm on 2 July 2012

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has received 1358 requests for a review of zoning decisions on their properties.

Last month the authority announced residents whose homes were on flat land and were not happy with the zoning decisions could lodge an appeal.

The deadline was Saturday and 1358 requests have been received.

Of these, 1065 people have requested their homes go from a green zone, meaning the house and land can be lived on, to a red zone meaning it cannot be lived on.

Another 144 have asked for their red zoning to go green, meaning they want to remain on the land and/or home.

The applications will be reviewed by an advisory group which will report back by 30 July.