A package of residential intensification rules was introduced into the Christchurch City Plan on 6 December 2013, as part of the Land Use Recovery Plan.

The Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) directs the Council to put in place land use policies and rules to assist rebuilding and recovery of communities (including housing and businesses) that have been disrupted by the earthquakes. The rules promote infill housing and intensification as a way of quickly increasing the availability of residential accommodation, without changing the overall character of residential areas.  

These information sheets outline the rules for different forms of intensification:

If you have questions or would like more information about these rules, please contact the Council's Duty Planner on (03) 941 8999.