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New developments need to conform to an overall plan

June 27, 2011 by


Last week a decision was made by the Government as to what properties in Christchurch would remain or be rebuilt and what ones would not. Well actually it really decided what properties it would make an offer on and which it wouldn’t, and also which ones it hadn’t decided what to do with yet, and […]

Prestons decision could set an unwanted precedent

April 17, 2011 by


While the Christchurch City Council has been confirmed as taking the lead in a ‘Recovery Plan‘ for the Central Business District ( and CERA will have ultimate authority anyway), there are definitely question marks over the future urban form Greater Christchurch may follow in the ‘post-quake’ environment. Certainly there is a need to provide housing […]

Prestons decision due

February 3, 2011 by


A decision on the future of the proposed residential and commercial development at Prestons is due by the end of the month. Prestons, consisting of up to 2500 houses to be built over 15 years, has been heavily criticised for its sprawling and autocentric nature and doesn’t appear to fit the vision agreed upon by […]

Prestons development and transport planning

August 6, 2010 by


The Prestons development in the north-east of Christchurch is a project I believe highlights the need to synchronise land use planning in Christchurch with transport planning. Prestons is a proposed new large residential and commercial development in the north-east of Christchurch. The development is a partnership between Ngai Tahu Holdings, Foodstuffs and CDL Land New […]