2014/039: Regarding access for people with disabilities to a proposed building that forms part of a large urban development area
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Regarding access for people with disabilities to a proposed building that forms part of a large urban development area at 4 Williamson Avenue, Grey Lynn, Auckland
This determination arises from a building consent application applied for by the applicants for a proposed building on Lot 6. The authority is not satisfied there is 'reasonable and adequate' access under section 118 of the Act for Lot 6 in relation to the urban development for accessible car parking spaces.
The applicants have proposed that accessible car parking be provided in the nearby car parking building located at Lot 1 in the development. No building consent has yet been granted for the car parking building and therefore the method of compliance of Lot 6 with Clause D1 of the Building Code is still just a proposal at this stage.
The matter to be determined is therefore whether, in principle, the provision of accessible car parking in the nearby car parking building will enable Lot 6 to comply with Clause D1 of the Building Code (Schedule 1, Building Regulations 1992).
I note the applicants are intending to use this determination for the remainder 32 lots in the development. I consider the remainder 32 lots are outside the scope of this determination. It is likely their situations could be different and it is not appropriate to cover alternative situations without sufficient information being provided for each case. However, I encourage the parties to use this determination as guidance for similar situations.