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Residents join forces to save Remuera home

Residents in Seaview Rd, Remuera, have joined forces to fund a judicial review of a resource consent to demolish a 1920s grand bungalow. 

Despite council heritage experts recommending the demolition consent be declined, planning staff went ahead with a non-notified consent to demolish. This was overturned in the High Court, with Justice Woolford saying the commissioners “showed confusion or misunderstanding of relevant law”.

This victory will set a useful legal precedent for future situations, particularly when the pre 1944 heritage overlays are present. 

A good news heritage story – read it here.