We will be building a new house in Christchurch.
We have run into an issue where the council is saying our proposed driveway is non-compliant, but we firmly believe they are applying a regulation incorrectly as their are several houses on our street alone that have their driveways like ours and did not require any additional resource consents to do so.
What is the best way to argue our point with council without getting on the wrong side of them?
We can likely get a resource consent to get this through, but that is additional money that's not in the budget, and on principal we don't feel like we should have to if our plan is not in violation of any rules.
For those who are familiar with the process, this is a Section 37 PIM issue. Building consent has been applied for and is currently being processed.