Churches fretting over proposed new heritage protection rules : The Press reports.
"The Anglican and Catholic dioceses want proposed new planning rules in Christchurch relaxed so it is easier for them to demolish their quake-damaged heritage buildings.
In submissions lodged on the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (CRDP) the two dioceses argue the proposed planning rules focus too heavily on preserving heritage buildings at all costs and ignore the fact that sometimes full or partial demolition is the best course of action.
The dioceses appear to have collaborated on the submissions as some of the points made in them are almost identical. ..."