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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.  All decisions are posted on this website under Decisions.

The renumbered and restructured Plan including consequential changes requested by CCC can be viewed on the general documents page. The minor corrections Decision issued as a result of the restructured and renumbered Plan can be viewed on the Decisions page.

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