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Monday 28 August, 2017
District Council is reminding residents who live in the Clean Air Zone and wish
to install a low emission wood burner that they have until 31 October to get
their building consent applications in.
Canterbury is phasing out older-style and low emission wood burners, and after
the 31 October, residents inside the Ashburton Clean Air Zone (properties
inside the Ashburton township) will only be able to apply to install an
ultra-low emission wood burner.
Building Services Manager Michael Wong says there has been an influx of
applications during the last few months to get a building consent before the
been kept very busy processing these applications and we anticipate the trend
will continue well into October. If you think this deadline affects you, and
you haven’t got your consent sorted, please come and see us with your
application. We’ll be accepting them right up until 31 October, but after that
date, it will be too late.”
granted a Solid Fuel Heater Building Consent, applicants must provide a floor
plan of their house indicating where the wood burner and smoke alarms will go,
the wood burner specifications and a completed application form.
need to have purchased your new wood burner prior to applying for the consent,
we just need to know what you intend to use. Once we grant the consent, you
will have a year to start the installation work, and another year to complete
it. Once it is finished, we will inspect the work and if it meets compliance,
we will issue a code compliance certificate.”
Solid Fuel Heater application form and a checklist is available at the Council
office and on the Council website.