Information about the rules and resource consent process for building a house in the High Flood Hazard Management Area.

The Christchurch District Plan maps areas where flooding could be of a scale that presents a significant risk to people, property or infrastructure.

Planning rules are in place for these areas so new or replacement buildings do not subject a house, and the people living in it, to unacceptable flood risk.

This information outlines how these areas are identified, and walks you through the process for building in these areas.