2009/090: Refusal of a building consent for the installation of a lift
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The matter for determination, in terms of sections 177(d) and 188, is whether the authority correctly exercised its powers under section 112(2) when it declined to give written notice to the applicant and, as a consequence, refused to issue a building consent for the installation of a new lift and the removal of a stair ('the proposed lift alterations') to an existing four-storey university building.
The applicant has produced a report ('the Fire Summary') that describes the work to upgrade the fire safety provisions of the building that is in addition to the proposed lift alterations.
The applicant has said that if it is required to carry out the work described in the Fire Summary report the costs associated with that work will mean that it will not carry out the proposed lift alterations.