Another Home&Income into a Duplex
The size and scale of the duplex dwelling will have no material effects on the existing streetscape amenity due to being a rear site and being an existing dwelling. Despite the failure of site coverage, the dwelling is existing and there will be no change to on-site amenity for residents from what already exists. The change of use will be indiscernible for adjoining and adjacent owners and occupiers.
The outdoor living areas are sufficiently sized and located to ensure that they will provide good onsite amenity for future occupiers.
The proposed service areas are sufficiently large to accommodate external clothes drying for laundry purposes and leave space for outdoor rubbish and recycling storage.
Adherence to the design guidelines of the Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications and current best practice will provide a means for achieving good engineering solutions for the whole of the development.
Examination of the engineering plans and auditing of the works will allow Council to confirm that the engineering aspects of the work have been satisfactorily completed.
Upgrading of the vehicle crossing and construction of the common area allows for all- weather use and helps to protect the amenity values of the site and neighbouring properties.
The Engineering requirements for water, wastewater and stormwater will ensure that the development will be adequately provided with services when completed. Examination of the engineering plans and auditing of works will allow Council to confirm that the engineering aspects of the work have been satisfactorily completed.
Formation of the parking and manoeuvring areas allows for all-weather use and helps to protect the amenity values of neighbouring properties.
Designing and implementing a system for the treatment and management of stormwater runoff will ensure that people and properties are protected, and ecological values preserved.
The proposed development is sustainable and any adverse effects created from the application are acceptable. Overall the proposal is consistent with the purpose and principles of the Resource Management Act.