Hempcrete subdivision

HANNAH BARTLETT

A section at 42 St Lawrence St has been given council sign-off as a special housing area.

MARION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ A section at 42 St Lawrence St has been given council sign-off as a special housing area.

A steep block of land in Nelson’s Victory Square suburb could soon be home to a new subdivision constructed using hempcrete.

The Nelson City Council has approved four new special housing areas (SHAs) as part of the Housing Accord, which is an agreement between councils and central government intended to boost housing supply.

A 15-lot block of land at 42 St Lawrence St is included in the suite of new SHAs.

 

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/91083770/steep-block-of-land-earmarked-as-nelson-special-housing-area

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