Simon writes in The Spinoff: “The Christchurch regeneration project that is slowly sinking”

I’ve fielded a few questions from Papanui residents as to when we might expect to see housing development in the Cranford Basin. The background to this is the 2017 approval of the Cranford Regeneration Plan, which saw a part of the area rezoned from rural to residential.

I did some research on this, including reading many of the documents available on the Council’s website, talking to landowners and asking questions of both the Christchurch City Council and also the Greater Christchurch Partnership.

The Spinoff was kind enough to publish the resulting article – click through to read:

(This photo was taken by me, looking west from Cranford St, but there’s been some artistic license applied by The Spinoff)

Question for readers

What are your thoughts on the Cranford Regeneration Plan and the prospect of some of the privately-owned land in the Cranford Basin being developed for housing?