Regeneration planning in Christchurch, NZ: the statutory framework

Regeneration planning in Christchurch, NZ: the statutory framework

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so first I thought it would just be
useful if we talked about what regeneration plans are all can be
fundamentally they’re planning instruments so they can identify a
vision for an area they can describe future land uses and they can also make
changes to planning documents that enable those land uses to occur and the
other thing they tend to do if we look at the way Mac experience as they
identify the actions that need to happen for those land uses to actually be given
effect two so the legislative process for developing regeneration plans is set
out in the Greater Christchurch regeneration act that was enacted in
April this year there are four main steps so the first step is that we
develop a draft outline so the purpose of an outline is that it pretty much
talks to process so it sets up the steps in the timeframes for developing the
regeneration plan it identifies the areas and the places and the things that
the plan will cover so geographic scope what it will consider on the way through
and importantly for today it identifies public engagement opportunities – so “the
when” and “the how” we will engage with communities and others so outlines are
about the hell not about the what and they don’t go into detail so they don’t
start to talk to uses or how those uses are affected or where they should go
it’s a roadmap for how we get to the end answer the first outline that we’re
going to develop covers red zone land between Barbados street and stem or Road
and the intention is that will do separate outlines for the other areas so
each of these areas will have their own regeneration plan when we develop the
outline and we also are required under the legislation to provide it to our
partners for their views so our partners in this exercise of the Christchurch
City Council Environment Canterbury Atari limited night ahoo in the
Department of the Prime Minister and cabinet who represent central government
and the so in addition to seeking attackers
views on the way through we also need to get a taco his consent chess in the
draft outline to the minister and if I tag broken sense we then send the
outline through to the minister and the minister decides whether or not to
approve it the minister only has limited grounds on which he cannot approve the
outline so at this point in the process if we do it properly we should give
through next step is that we go into the draft regeneration plans phase so this
is the period where we do all the hard work now the draft plan has to be
developed in accordance with the process it out on the outline so we have to make
sure that we comply with the process that we’ve committed to through that
documents and in particular the public engagement that we’ve committed to the
way in which we’ve committed to developing the plan as we go through
that process we will work with our partners so again we will be working
with the council II can night ahoo attacker in the Department of the Prime
Minister and cabinet under the Act there’s only one specified period of
mandatory public engagement and that is once the draft n is produced so we’re
required to publicly notify it and seek written comments on it there’s no time
period specified in the act for how long that period should be it also doesn’t
specify how we should go about that but it is expressed in the legislation as a
minimum requirement and the intention of the outline is to provide opportunities
for additional public engagement to be provided for once that comment period is
closed we must consider those comments and then finalize the draft plan and
then we get to the last step so the last step is very similar to the last year
from the outline process so we again have to submit the draft plan to attack
row for their consent and provided at a crow provides that consent than we can
see in the draft plan to the minister for approval in making his decision the
minister has to have particular regard to the views of regenerate Christchurch
he also has to consider all the public comments had provided on the draft plan
the other matters that he is required to consider other
financial and fiscal implications of the plan and whether the planners in the
public interest if he does not approve the plan so if he declines certainly has
to provide the reasons for doing so to regenerate Christchurch so that’s it in
a nutshell

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