Brownfield development in Auckland is becoming a more major part of the city’s changing landscape. As the region looks to increase housing to prevent an even tighter housing market and to create options in lower price brackets development options are changing. So now is a great time to add a minor dwelling to your section. And with Unit2Go’s great range of transportable units you can add a granny flat, garden home office, or second self-contained dwelling to give you a rental income, with ease.
The Auckland Unitary Plan has made adding second dwellings much simpler
Since the Auckland Unitary Plan was adopted in 2016, the number of brownfield building consents has been rising along with the total number of building consents.
Prior to the Unitary Plan, adding a second dwelling to your section required consent and could be costly. Now it is much easier to add a minor dwelling or even a second house to a section without subdividing or applying for resource consent in many places across Auckland.
The main beneficiaries of these changes are homeowners in the following zones:
- Single House Zone
- Mixed Housing Suburban Zone
- Mixed House Urban Zone
In the two mixed house zones, two properties can be built on the section as a matter of right. In the Single House Zone, a minor dwelling can be added as long it is under 65m2.
You still need to consider regulations
The Unitary Plan has reduced the need for resource consent. But you may still need building consent for your transportable unit. This can depend on things like how close to your section boundary the unit will be, the floor area and whether it is self-contained.
The easiest way to check if you require a building consent is to check with Auckland Council. You can do this online or by contacting the council to talk to a staff member.
Unit2Go makes it easy to add a minor dwelling to your section
By choosing a transportable unit from Unit2Go, adding a minor dwelling to your section is simple. We have a range of transportable cabins on offer to suit singles, couples or even families needing three or four bedrooms.
You don’t have to worry about getting architects to draw up plans, or waiting for building works to be complete. Our team can take care of everything for you and deliver you a completed unit to your site. We build our units under cover so there are no building delays due to weather. All you need to do is to make sure your site is suitable and level and that there is sufficient access.
We’ll help you connect it to power and water and add a wastewater system if you wish. Then, all that’s left is to furnishing your tiny home.
Want to add a minor dwelling to your section? Choose your unit today. If you aren’t sure whether you can have a unit under the Unitary Plans or want some advice about building regulations, give us a call.