Published 8 February 2006
Jurisdiction: Auckland City
Applicant: The Money Shop
Application: 297-303 Onehunga Mall, application by The Money Shop for a 2mx1m plinth (both sides used, 4mÂ² total signage; original application was for 3mx1m, total 6mÂ²) placed in the front garden., a sandwich board sign & adhesive window signage above the front door of a category B scheduled building
Recommendation: The council planner, Fung Tsz Chiu, had recommended consent for the original proposal, which the council’s planning fixtures committee deferred a decision on when it met on 24 January because councillors regarded the plinth as too big
Detail: Councillors were happy, at their meeting on 7 February, with the 1m shorter plinth but insisted the unapproved existing signage be removed before new signs are put in place.
Mr Fung said the original plinth proposal was 50% bigger than allowed, but within the maximum permitted height.
The committee also insisted a sandwich board on a trailer parked down the side of the building not be used. At the earlier meeting, the committee had accepted an (oversized) portable sandwich board to be placed daily at the doorway & a sign above the door.
Attribution: Council agenda, meetings, story written by Bob Dey for this website.