Many Christchurch locals will know about these Taylors Mistake (and Boulder Bay) baches. Many will hold polarising views about their beauty - their function - their future. (Just like the Anglican Cathedral or Covered Stadium "discussions" )
In today's politically correct environmentally sustainable democratic consultative talk-fest world, it will be interesting to see what transpires.
If Council (or Guv'mint) step in to support/fund the retention and maintenance for their historic significance - is that a wise investment with the current housing crisis? If the owners are forced to improve/maintain these to a better standard (or else lose them) then is that fair? If the users are forced to provide more open public access around and in the baches - is that an invasion of privacy and does is lessen their desirability?
Should they just be left alone and we leave it to natural evolution to determine their fate. ie: We trust that their quaintness and unique appeal will endure, and their legacy is naturally maintained by current and future owners who have a connection and see their appeal and WANT to keep them livable/usable/safe?
(I know one ICS Member has a vested interest in this story....)