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Consent for Dental School rooftop apartments

CBC appeals resource consent for Dental School rooftop apartments

Campaign for a Better City Inc. (CBC) yesterday lodged an appeal with the Environment Court against the decision of Wellington City Council to grant a resource consent for construction of rooftop apartments on top of the old Dental Clinic in Willis Street.

Commenting, Alan Whiting. CBC Spokesperson said: “The former Children’s Dental Clinic is renowned across the city. The proposed rooftop apartments would severely diminish the heritage values of the building. The apartments would be arbitrarily plonked on top of this well known heritage building, overlapping the current roof at the north and south ends and bearing no relation to the existing building. The apartments will be clearly visible from the street and will substantially reduce the impact of the current façades.

Given the council’s heritage own advisor’s reservations about these apartments, we would have expected heritage to have been given greater consideration. However, once again heritage gets the back seat.”

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