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Mount Cook demolition application received

Mount Cook demolition application received

Wellington City Council has received a building consent application for the demolition of the Boys and Girls Institute buildings, along with a number of other buildings, on the site of a proposed supermarket in Tasman Street, Mt Cook.

The Council’s Development Guidance Manager, Dougal List, says the official application for building consent to clear the site was received this week from agents acting for the land owner, Foodstuffs.

Council officers are checking the plans to see if any resource consent approval is required before the buildings can be demolished. Among the issues to be checked is whether the site, bounded by Tasman, Rugby and Belfast streets, could be contaminated.

No application for resource consent for a new supermarket or other use has been received by the Council. Mr List says officers are seeking further information from Foodstuffs about its plans for the site.

“We are concerned about what happens to the site if the buildings are demolished before plans are agreed for a new use. We really do not want a large vacant site in this prominent location for a long period.”

Mr List says it’s unlikely that the Council will issue the building consent before Christmas.

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