Rapid growth in Selwyn

GLENN CONWAY
Last updated 10:35 22/11/2013

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More evidence of Selwyn's rapid growth has been produced with the latest building consents data showing activity has doubled compared to last year.

The amount of consents for dwellings, commercial and industrial buildings more than doubled in the period between July and October 2013 when compared to the same months in 2012.

Selwyn District Council environmental services manager John Christensen said its building and resource consent staff had an exceptionally busy year last year and volumes this year were much higher again "so it seems likely that this year will be even busier than last year.'' 

He said 925 building consents including 638 new dwelling consents were issued in the four months to the end of October 2013.  The average time to process a building consent was 12 working days.   

In the same period last year, 302 new dwelling consents were issued, and 1,084 new dwelling consents were issued in the year to June 2013.  

Commercial and industrial activity in Selwyn is also increasing with 92 industrial and commercial building consents issued between July and October 2013, double the number of consents (46) issued in the same period in 2012.

Christensen said many of the new consents confirmed the Izone business park is becoming a popular location for businesses and more businesses are setting up in Selwyn.

Resource consent numbers show a similar trend to building consents with 257 resource consents issued between July and October 2013, compared to 167 in the corresponding period last year. 

 

 

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