Heritage group loses fight against new supermarket
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by a Coromandel heritage group to stop a new supermarket.
The Coro MainStreet had appealed against the Thames Coromandel District Council’s approval of Foodstuffs (North Island) replacing its Four Square store.
Angela Bull, general manager property development at Foodstuffs says the decision confirms the council had acted appropriately and with the right information when it granted a non-notified resource consent.
Since the initial approval in 2012, local opponents of the development have gone through through the council, High Court and Court of Appeal.
“It has been a long wait for us and the community and we hope that this is now the end of the court processes and the start of us being able to bring a bigger, better food and grocery offer to the Coromandel community,” Ms Bull says.
Foodstuffs and the council will now seek costs against Coro MainStreet while work on the site will start in the new year.