The future Christchurch will be rebuilt around a series of key activity centres outlined in the draft Land Use Recovery Plan currently in the consultation phase.
These centres will have community facilities, form connections in a transport network and encourage medium density housing. Most of these centres already have the facilities or form key transition points in the traffic network. Developers will be encouraged to build medium density housing. Terrace housing and apartments will enable more people to live in an area and benefit from the facilities and make them more sustainable.
St Albans is not one of those key activity centres. The closest are at Northlands and the Palms. Other key activity centres are at Hornby, Barrington, Linwood/Eastgate, New Brighton, Belfast, Rolleston, Halswell, Lincoln, Kaiapoi, Rangiora and Woodend. Two other urban areas, Akaroa and Lyttelton, appear to have been missed off the list.
The draft LURP or Land Use Recovery Plan identifies a number of key activity centres and will build facilities, co-ordinate traffic and medium density housing. If you want to know more about key activity centres attend a workshop at 455 Hagley Avenue on April 10 or 11, at 9am or 6pm for three hours.