Land Use Recovery Plan background information
This section contains background information and details of the consultation process on the preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan.
The table below indicates the approximate timeline and stages for developing the preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan.
|Timeline||Stage and activity|
|6th November 2012||Minister’s Direction to prepare Land Use Recovery Plan|
|November – December 2012||Consult: Collection of data and workshops with key stakeholder groups|
|January – March 2013||Development and testing of a preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan|
|21st March – 22nd April 2013||Consult: Workshops/open forum meetings with key groups and community|
|April - May 2013||Further development of draft Land Use Recovery Plan|
|5th July 2013||Submit draft Land Use Recovery Plan to the Minister|
Preliminary Draft Plan Documents
The preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan is available here to read online or download. A shorter summary has been prepared, which provides an overview of the issues, and the proposed priorities and responses.
Refer to the Errata Table below for corrections to the preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan.
The Minister’s Direction
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Hon. Gerry Brownlee, directed the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury) to prepare a Land Use Recovery Plan, in a collaborative partnership with its strategic partners: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, NZ Transport Agency, Christchurch City Council, Selwyn and Waimakariri District Councils.
Extension of Time
The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery granted Environment Canterbury’s request for an extension of time until 5 July 2013 to prepare the draft Land Use Recovery Plan.This extra time was to ensure that the draft Land Use Recovery Plan is comprehensive and robust, and addresses the relevant matters raised in consultation during its preparation.
Issues and Context
The process of developing the draft Land Use Recovery Plan began with the compilation of two background documents: an Issues Paper and a Context Paper. These documents draw on extensive existing research and provide the essential overview of the land use challenges to be addressed by the Land Use Recovery Plan.
Fact Sheets summarising the issues and proposed responses for land use, housing and business land in the preliminary draft Land Use Recovery Plan have been prepared. FAQs providing answers to common questions about the process and the content of the draft Land Use Recovery Plan are also provided.
The Consultation Report summarises the issues raised and comments made by 180 participants at eleven topic-based workshops and eight information sessions run in November and December 2012.
An integrated assessment was carried out in June 2013 to evaluate early in the development process how well the Plan met identified sustainability and well-being criteria. The assessments, led by Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board, aimed to assist with and be a check on the content of the Plan, providing recommendations to strengthen and improve it.
This is the complete record of official statements released by Environment Canterbury to media about the draft Land Use Recovery Plan. They are arranged in reverse chronological order – with the most recent first.