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The Independent Hearings Panel has been appointed, in accordance with the Canterbury Earthquake (Christchurch Replacement District Plan) Order 2014, to hear submissions and make decisions on all parts of the Proposed Christchurch District Plan.

The Christchurch City Council is reviewing the operative Christchurch and Banks Peninsula District Plans. The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan is intended to deliver a single District Plan that facilitates the recovery and development of Christchurch.

The hearings are now complete and all Decisions have been released.  The Council will notify submitters of the Panel’s final decisions on 22 December 2016.  All decisions are posted on this website under Decisions.

The office of the Secretariat will continue to be staffed. Please direct any correspondence to: or phone: 0800 2424 040 to leave a message.