Urban design guides and guidelines produced by the Council.

Building multi-unit housing (in Living 3 zones)

Central City lanes plan

Character areas

Character areas are areas in residential neighbourhoods that are distinctive from their surroundings and are considered to have a character worthy of retention.

Character areas guides and guidelines.

Creating safer communities

Exploring new housing choices

Integrated planning guide

Integrated planning guide [PDF, 3.3 MB]

This guide prepared by the Greater Christchurch Partnership can help planning healthy, resilient and sustainable communities.

It’s a thinking tool including helpful prompts and tips, to encourage people to consider the full range of sustainable development outcomes.

Large buildings in lower density living zones