Wellington’s Shelly Bay development granted resource consent

Independent commissioners have granted resource consent for the Shelly Bay development in Wellington.

An original resource consent was issued back in April 2017, but was quashed in December last year after business group Enterprise Miramar appealed against the decision and won.

This led to a new application being lodged, which was then considered by independent commissioners, who have now granted the new resource consent.

Chief executive Kevin Lavery said the conditions of the consent were largely consistent with the conditions initially imposed.

New Mayor Andy Foster is a vocal critic of the development, and could still block the development, if the council decided to vote on the original landsale.

He has said the scale of the proposed development was too big, and the consultation had not been thorough enough.

A review into the council's handling of the project is forthcoming, but the council is yet to decide on the remit of that review.

This article was originally published on RNZ and re-published with permission.

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