A nine-unit, three storey apartment block could be built on a 938sqm site at 465 Hibiscus Coast Highway, despite the plan not meeting some key rules under the Unitary Plan.
Auckland Council planners elected for limited notification of the proposal (limited to those directly affected, such as neighbours) and submissions closed last week.
The applicant, Rome Martina Parker, plans to demolish the existing two storey residential building to develop the new block. Nineteen carparks are included in the plan.
In the Assessment of Environmental Effects provided with the application, it states that the proposal requires resource consent because of the volume of earthworks, because it’s in a coastal inundation area and subject to flooding from Nukumea Stream, and there are restrictions on vehicle access, because the entry is off a main highway.
In addition, the proposed block exceeds (by 2m-4m) the 8m allowable building height in the Mixed Housing Suburban zone and contains more than double the allowable number of dwellings. Once submissions have been analysed, a decision on whether or not to grant resource consent rests with Council staff.