Lyttelton in revolt over new brothels

Christchurch Press 2 July 2012
Plans to allow major brothels in Lyttelton could be scuppered after an outcry from residents. The town has reacted strongly to the Christchurch City Council’s proposed bylaw regulating brothel locations and signage. The bylaw, drafted to address concerns about earthquake-displaced brothels spreading across the city, restricts big brothels to specific commercial business zones, as well as a section of Lyttelton’s town centre. Council strong communities programme manager Alan Bywater said Lyttelton residents were responsible for the bulk of 80 submissions received on the bylaw proposal to date. Lyttelton Community Association representative Ken Maynard said residents were not against brothels in principle, but had concerns about big operators.