2013/032: Regarding the refusal to grant building consent for a prefabricated building
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This determination arises from a decision by the authority to refuse to grant building consent for the proposed transportable building, because the authority considered it had received insufficient information in the supporting documentation to be satisfied that the proposed building would comply with certain clauses of the Building Code. The matter to be determined is therefore whether the authority was correct to refuse to grant the building consent. In deciding this, I must consider: 1-Whether the authority correctly exercised its powers in refusing to grant building consent for the proposed building work, based on the documentation provided in the application for building consent; 2- Whether there is sufficient evidence to conclude on reasonable grounds that the proposed building work will comply with the Building Code. This determination is restricted to the specific concerns identified by the authority in its letter to the applicant dated 11 February 2013 (see paragraph 3.6.3); and I leave any remaining matters and code clauses to the parties to resolve as part of the routine processing of documentation. I also note that this consent is for the proposed construction of a building intended to be transported to another site. The foundations, service connections and other matters related to location of the building on a specific site will be the subject of a separate application for building consent: site-specific matters are therefore not considered in this determination.