New Brighton Sustainable Coastal Village in the News

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Bev and Pauline

Christchurch Press featured an article about the progress made so far.

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facebookA village powered by solar energy, with roof top gardens to provide food and tanks to harvest rainwater is being proposed for the Christchurch suburb of New Brighton.

New Brighton Coastal VillageSupporters of the sustainable eco-village hope development will start within five years, but they must secure a site first.

New Brighton Sustainable Coastal Village project spokeswomen Pauline Wayman and Bev Shepherd had their sights set on a 2200 square metre block of land on the corner of Beresford and Mafeking streets. The land is an existing Christchurch City Council-owned car park.

The group want to build about nine homes on the site ranging in size from a tiny 19sqm to 116sqm. There would be a mix of one, two and three bedroom houses and space for a couple of tiny houses, along with a communal building, community hall, conservatory, extensive gardens and a chicken shed.

Read more here and add your comments to the Christchurch Press Article



Interested in a Sustainable Coastal Village for New Brighton?

New Brighton

Members of the New Brighton community are calling a gathering of all those who might be interested in living in a sustainable village by the sea.  This is a perfect opportunity to meet with like-minded folk to live more sustainably and in closer community.

Where: New Brighton Community Board meeting room (corner Beresford and Union Streets)
When: Wednesday, February 19, at 6.30pm

For further information or to confirm attendance, please contact Pauline 021 209 8946

See the full invitation:  A Sustainable Coastal Village for New Brighton