24 Aug 2017

Plan to build houses on low-lying land approved

4:14 pm on 24 August 2017

A plan to build hundreds of houses in low-lying land in Christchurch has been approved.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the plan would change the area's zoning from rural land to a Residential New Neighbourhood. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the Cranford Regeneration Plan would allow 370 news houses to be built, although developers would have to provide the council with a ground water plan before building.

"This is an ideal area for more housing because it is close to parks, shopping, schools and transport routes," she said.

She said the plan also changed the area's zoning from rural land to a Residential New Neighbourhood.

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