Blenheim subdivision

PHOTO: SCOTT HAMMOND/STUFFA 12-hectare block on Alabama Rd known as the “McGregor Block” will soon become an extension of Nikau Drive, in Blenheim.

A new subdivision in southeast Blenheim could have houses for sale by the end of the year, while a southwest vineyard rezoned residential might not be the silver bullet house-hunters had hoped for.

A 12-hectare property beside Vets on Alabama has been bought from the McGregors by Nikau Drive Ltd, which last week filed consent to subdivide it into 131 sections.

Nikau Drive director Phil Robinson said he had been interested in the block for a while as a natural extension of Nikau Dr off Redwood St, however the main entrance would be on Alabama Rd.