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North Shore City asked to cancel concents


RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION ASKS COUNCIL TO CANCEL DEVELOPERS BUILDING CONSENT.

The Association is asking the North Shore City Council to cancel the building consent granted for a Taradale Developments project in Manuka Road, Glenfield.

Taradale is the company which is reported to be having major 'leakage' problems at four Auckland developments - including two completed projects in North Shore City.

The consent for Manuka Road is for 39 units in a terraced housing style, similar to the other leaking properties. Actual construction has not yet started at Manuka Road although earthworks are in progress.

In a letter to the Council the Association asks that the building consent be cancelled under the terms of the Building Act because of a 'change of circumstances'.

Association Chairman, David Thornton says, in the letter to the Council,

" Those circumstances are: Widespread public concern at the reports of the 'leaking building crisis'. The identification of at least four Taradale terraced housing developments having substantial leaking problems The concerns of the Building Industry Authority with this leak problem, and the shortly to be completed independent inquiry for the Authority"

Mr Thornton continues " We believe that in these circumstances the Council must act speedily to protect the public in North Shore City, and in particular, the purchasers of units in the Manuka Road development"

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