'WE want to provide homes for those who need them'.

That's the message from the developers who have submitted major plans for the Christchurch police station site and magistrates court.

Amanda Williams, group development director at Aster Group said, “Our vision is that ‘everyone has a home’ and at the heart of our organisation, we are focused on providing homes for those that need them, and at a price point they can afford. This proposed development of affordable housing in Christchurch, is a great example of how we take feedback from a local community and shape a plan that delivers a mixture of homes which serve a local need. We look forward to hearing feedback on our application in the new year.”

The plans include 131 homes, 39 sheltered accommodation units, “flexible” commercial and community space which could include a museum, a new link road between Barrack Road and Bargates, and public open space.

See more about the plans here