Sometimes it’s necessary to apply to Auckland Council for a retrospective resource consent. This may be because the owner didn’t know that resource consent was required, or perhaps the owner wishes to retain elements of a scheme that were originally proposed to be demolished.
Envivo planners can help you avoid conflict with neighbours, hefty enforcement fines and possible legal action.
A recent example is in Mount Eden where Mark Frazerhurst Architect designed an extension. Building consents were granted, but resource consents were not requested at the time of building as the owner proposed to demolish an existing garage off-setting the building coverage totals. In the end the owner chose to retain the garage, which resulted in a building coverage infringement.
The planning team prepared a retrospective consent for an existing building coverage infringement. This involved thorough research, design strategies and numerous meetings with Auckland Council to understand the nature of the effects. From these meetings we were able to prepare a convincing Assessment of Environment Effects (”AEE”) report.
So convincing was the report and strategy that the owners were granted resource consent.
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