St Albans community meeting to discuss urban development

Around 60 people turned out to Kohinga St Albans Community Centre tonight to hear from Duncan Webb Labour MP for Christchurch Central on housing and urban development in Christchurch, and specifically the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD). The Council is legally required to give effect to the NPS-UD, and it is anticipated that the community will be formally consulted next year on any proposed District Plan changes in relation to building heights and density. The NPS-UD stipulates that any plan changes need to be publicly notified for submissions by August 2022. Tonight’s meeting was hosted by the St Albans Residents Association.