CONVID – 19

To All Our Valued Customers;Following the Government announcement to activate Level 4Our office will be closed from 4.30pm Wednesday 25th March 2020and will reopen again on Thursday 23th April 2020.  During this timeall staff will be working remotely from home where possible. If we are working with you on a project, please continue to email the staff …

Development near The National Grid

RPC has gained a rich experience on development near National Grid Lines through successfully gaining resource consent for our client’s developments. The most recent one was a relocation of a second dwelling unit, onto a site within the National Grid Corridor in Papatoetoe. Our client intended to relocate a second dwelling onsite to offer family …

Cross Lease to Free Simple Conversion

In March 2012, I published an article on cross lease to fee simple conversions.  At the time it was stated that Council’s expectation was that services had to be brought up to current Council standards.  This particularly applied to Auckland Council. Since publishing that post, there have been a consistent level of enquiries from owners …

Tauranga City Council – Nett Site area

Tauranga City Council has now resolved appeals to the Proposed City Plan through the Environment Court including the definition of Nett Site Area which remains unchanged. For residential sites which are potentially subdividable, this means that any new sites being created must be 325 m2 excluding any area required for driveways. However, the Tauranga City …

Proposed Tauranga City Plan – Latest Rules

Environmental Policy Proposed Tauranga City Plan – Site Coverage, Nett Site Area and Outdoor Living Area All appeals to the Proposed City Plan in relation to site coverage, nett site area and outdoor living area rules in the Suburban Residential Zone were resolved by an Environment Court Consent Order on the 25 February 2012. The …