| Latest Christchurch News | Wednesday October 10 2012 16:48
Quake wrought changes to ground levels could force some Christchurch home owners to reconsider plans to rebuild.
Christchurch City Council has just updated regulations on the height a home has to be built to protect it from flood risk.
The updated figures show 10,360 properties in the Avon, Styx and Heathcote catchments have the potential to flood in a 50 year rain fall - an increase of 769 properties post-quakes.
It could mean some people seeking a building consent to repair their quake-damaged homes will need to raise their floor levels.
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