An appeal against the approval of a four-storey, seven-unit dwelling across two lots which would replace two separate aged buildings, a detached dwelling and a two-storey multiple dwelling with three units.
The principal issues in dispute were whether:
- the design, bulk, height and scale of the proposed development would have unacceptable impacts upon the character and amenity of the area;
- the proposed development satisfied the strategic framework building height uplift provisions of City Plan;
- absence of an (on-site) area for service vehicles, including MRVs and SRVs, was acceptable, and
- there are “relevant matters” that either support approval or refusal of the development application.
The court found that the co-respondent discharged its onus. As such, the appeal was dismissed.
John Ware appeared for the respondent, instructed by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
The judgment is published here.