Urban design guides and guidelines produced by the Council.

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 area 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