Scope of Work:
Achieve Council approval for existing and new buildings to become a commercial storage facility to be used by the public
3rd February 2023
Angina Lal & Nico Siemelink
Approval from Council is sought for a Land Use Consent (LUC) for the intent to use existing and new buildings for an Industrial Activity within a Rural Zone. Specifically, to create a small-scale, self storage facility to be used by the public within designated operating hours. Three additional sheds will need to be constructed and covered by the LUC while storage bays will be constructed within an existing shed. This operation will be constructed in stages and aims to have 16 storage bays in total. A limited topographical survey around the existing dwellings, gardens and workshops was undertaken to determin areas that will be suitable as proposed locations for the public storage structures.
The operational needs are already met by the existing road formation and two vehicle crossings to the site, which will cater to a variety of vehicles and will provide a seamless flow through the site as vehicles can enter one crossing, access their storage and continue onward to exit out of the other crossing. Additionally, the proposal does not demand for water, stormwater or wastewater servicing. Stormwater run-off will be managed through on-site tanks. Further effects from the proposal are considered to be limited and can successfully pass the gateway test for Non-Comply activities under the RMA.
Surrounding neighbours have also been approached and are largely satisfied that the proposal will not adversely impact them. It is intended that fast growing plants will be established along the boundary closest to the stage 1 shed to visually buffer any neighbouring views. The application was assessed against all relevant district plan rules, objectives and policies and regarding Natural Hazards, was not anticipated to increase the potential for natural hazards to occur and risk to life is avoided by no habitable rooms being created. Furthermore, the development will positively contribute to the local economy and will only generate intermittent activity.