Malcolm Smith Consulting is presently working for a number of clients who want to formally comment on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan that is presently being finalised by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA). These comments have been made by way of formal written submissions to CERA during a recent consultation exercise.
The Land Use Recovery Plan (LURP) is an extremely important and overarching policy document that will influence and shape the way that the Greater Christchurch Environs will be rebuilt and developed over the period until 2028, and in a way that addresses the special needs and requirements due to the recent Earthquake activity. All growth and development planned over this period must not be inconsistent with the Land Use Recovery Plan.
Malcolm Smith has advised a number of clients on this matter, and has helped them consider and evaluate if and how their properties may be developed over this 15-year period. Some clients are extremely concerned that the LURP will act to deny their growth and development aspirations. Others have been grateful to find out how the LURP may assist them with development opportunities.
Malcolm has prepared and submitted a number of comments/submissions to CERA and will be keeping track of progress with the finalisation of the LURP.