Christchurch East MP Lianne Dalziel says the Government's land zoning process has been "cruel" and gives false hope to landowners hoping their properties will be rezoned.
The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) announced yesterday that property owners could apply to have an advisory group review their land zoning.
Dalziel told Radio New Zealand the "whole process has been cruel" and that the announcement on the reviews had not been explained well and had given some people false hope.
Property owners on flat land have until 30 June to apply to Cera for a review.
The deadline for the advisory group to complete its review and report back to homeowners is July 30.
The CanCern group expects hundreds will ask for a review.
Spokesperson Leanne Curtis says people need to be able to get answers as to why their land is zoned a particular way.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee said about 550 people had contacted Cera in the past year to seek a review of their zone status.
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