The Christchurch District Plan allows temporary accommodation as a permitted activity if it complies with the rules in Chapter 6(external link) of the Plan. These vary depending on the type of temporary accommodation and the zoning of the property. If the rules cannot be met, approval is needed from the Council.
There are two options for obtaining approval:
- Apply for a resource consent to breach the District Plan rules. This follows the normal resource consents process; or
- Apply for a Site Specific Approval under the temporary accommodation legislation (explained further below).
For both types of approval, all other statutory requirements and regulations (e.g. building consent, liquor licensing) still stand and need to follow the normal processes.