2014/054: The provision of an accessible route and accessible facilities in a new building at a meditation centre
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This determination arises from the decision of the authority to refuse to amend a building consent to remove the accessible routes to and the accessible facilities in a new meditation building ('the cell building').
The consented work includes a ramped access route to the cell building, car parking and accessible sanitary facilities adjacent to the cell building, and two accessible cells within the building.
The applicant holds the view that the complex already caters for people with disabilities and that the cell building should not be required to have accessible facilities.
The matter to be determined, in terms of section 177(1)(a) of the Act, is therefore, whether the cell building without the accessible facilities would comply with Clause D1.3.2 of the Building Code (Schedule 1, Building Regulations 1992) to the extent required by section 118 of the Act.