Woolworths housing and supermarket development approved by Environment Court


Plans for 270 new houses and apartments, a supermarket, shops, eateries, a tavern, a cinema, a gym and an indoor pool have been given the go ahead for Christchurch’s fastest-growing suburb.

The Environment Court has approved a proposal from supermarket company Woolworths to build the subdivision on 21 hectares on Halswell Rd, on the north side of Halswell.

Woolworths told the court the development reflected its dedication to the “regeneration” of Christchurch, and would contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of communities in the southwest of the city.

In granting Woolworths resource consent for the development, the court said the benefits included providing new housing for the city, and creating amenities that would be convenient for north Halswell residents.

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