2009/098: The change of use of a high-rise apartment building
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- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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The matter for determination is whether the authority correctly exercised its powers under section 115 when it declined to give written notice to the applicant for a change of use for a recently constructed apartment building with a single means of escape from fire.
The change of use relates to the floors contained within an egress height of between 25 and 34 metres of two towers that constitute an apartment building.
The proposed change of use is from a SR ('Sleeping Residential') to a SA ('Sleeping Accommodation') purpose group and is in relation to the fire safety of the egress height in question.