Decline hotel consent: report

A planning report has advised consent for a five-star hotel be decline due to the building's...
A planning report has advised consent for a five-star hotel be decline due to the building's requirements. Photo: file

A planning report is recommending consent for Dunedin's latest five-star hotel be declined.

The report, made public late this afternoon, has cited the hotel's height, visual dominance of surrounding heritage buildings and shading impact as key reasons to decline consent.

The recommendation to the panel of independent commissioners came in a report by independent consultant Nigel Bryce, ahead of the public hearing beginning on July 31.

The planning report says one concern is that the hotel is over the allowed height of buildings in...
The planning report says one concern is that the hotel is over the allowed height of buildings in the area. Photo: file

It would only be acceptable if the building was reduced by four storeys, lowering its overall height from 60m to 45.6m, still well above the existing 11m height limit for the site, the report said.

The man behind the project, Tekapo businessman Anthony Tosswill, of NZ Horizon Hospitality Group Proprietary Ltd, has been approached for comment.

Comments

13 storeys still a makes it a high rise building and 5-6 times the legal height.