PHOTO: SUPPLIED Jay Pope is “gutted” he and his young family have had their dream “ripped” away from them.
A Nelson builder who pinned his hopes on an affordable home said his family is out of options after the subdivision they planned to build on was denied by a government decision.
Building apprentice Jay Pope and his partner are one of many parties who had hoped to build an affordable home on Jason and Ange Mudgway’s farm in Hope, south of Nelson.
The Mudgways wanted to develop the land under the Special Housing Areas (SHA) Act, a temporary law which aimed to streamline new developments by lessening consent times with accords between local councils and central government.
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