2015/070: Regarding the refusal to issue a building consent for the change of use from commercial to residential of one level in a multi-level building
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- Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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This determination arises from the authority's refusal to grant building consent for the fit out of the top level of a commercial building to convert it to a household unit.
The authority is of the view that a Detailed Seismic Assessment (DSA) is required to identify and address any possible critical structural weaknesses in the building.
The matter for determination is therefore the authority's exercise of its powers of decision in refusing to grant building consent on the basis that further information is required in relation to the building's structure.