Residents threaten to move out if funeral home touted as a “spiritual facility” is built

Residents are threatening to move out if a multi-million dollar funeral home touted as a “spiritual facility” is built in Christchurch’s southwest.

Long-standing Christchurch company Lamb and Hayward wants to build a new 1222-square metre “spiritual facility”, or funeral home, on 2 hectares of residential land on the corner of Halswell Junction and Wigram roads.

The company says the facility will be a “landscaped oasis” among a heavily residential area, but residents living in the newly-developed area say they would never have bought their properties if they had known a funeral home would be developed on land zoned for homes. Continue reading

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