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Tauranga City Plan

12B  Subdivision in Residential Zones

Updated 16 November 2020

The Residential Zones provide for a range of infill and greenfield living opportunities across the City for the community to accommodate current and future growth. 

These opportunities range from: 

  1. High density environments located in Mount Maunganui where development is characterised by apartment and unit development at a rate of one independent dwelling unit to between 60 and 100m2 of gross site area. Such subdivision is predominantly characterised by amalgamation of parent titles and unit titling of completed buildings;
  2. Medium density environments where:
    1. They are located within the City Living Zones which provide for a range of densities at a minimum of one independent dwelling unit to 200m2 of gross site area. Again, it is anticipated that subdivision will involve unit titling of completed buildings. Amalgamation of lots to create land parcels of at least 1050m2 is also encouraged through the provision of density bonuses; or 
    2. They form part of a comprehensively designed development that is located either within the Suburban Residential Zone or an urban growth area (excluding the Wairakei Urban Growth  Area);
  3. Traditional low density suburban environments characterised by infill subdivision that creates freehold allotments to accommodate detached dwellings and associated outdoor living areas. In these areas minimum lot sizes are not expected to be less than 325m2 , and where subdivision in greenfield areas occurs it is expected that a target average nett yield of 15 dwellings per hectare will be achieved; 
  4. As part of this low density living specific provision is also made in the Pyes Pa West area for large residential lots where the minimum lot size is 1000m2, reflecting topographical constraints; 
  5.  No minimum site area in the Wairakei Residential Zone, providing the opportunity for a range of densities. It is expected that a target average nett yield of 15 dwellings a hectare will be achieved in this zone. In addition, development in the area must be consistent with the requirements of the comprehensive stormwater catchment consents related to Wairakei stormwater management.

Proposed Amendment

12B Subdivision in Residential Zones

The Rresidential Zzones provide for a range of "anticipate" infill and greenfield "residential subdivision" living opportunities across the City for the community to accommodate current and future "urban "growth. 
These opportunities range from:
"The High Density Residential Zone (with a 100m2 minimum allotment size) and the City Living Zone (with no minimum allotment size) will deliver higher density housing and mixed use developments through comprehensively designed development and associated subdivision. environments located in Mount Maunganui where development is characterised by apartment and unit development at a rate of one independent dwelling unit to between 60 and 100m² of gross site area. Such subdivision is predominantly characterised by amalgamation of parent titles and unit titling of completed buildings; 

  1. Medium density environments where:
    1. They are located within the City Living Zones which provide for a range of densities at a minimum of one independent dwelling unit to 200m2 of gross site area.  Again, it is anticipated that subdivision will involve unit titling of completed buildings.  Amalgamation of lots to create land parcels of at least 1050m2 is also encouraged through the provision of density bonuses; or
    2. They form part of a comprehensively designed development that is located either within the Suburban Residential Zone or an urban growth area (excluding the Wairakei Urban Growth Area);

"Comprehensively designed development and subdivision in urban growth areas and the Papamoa Medium Rise Plan Area will also deliver increased housing densities and choices. It is expected that subdivision in urban growth areas will achieve a target average nett yield of a least 15 independent dwelling units per hectare.  No minimum allotment size applies to comprehensively designed developments while a 200m2 minimum allotment size applies to vacant allotments. 
The Suburban Residential Zone will support a variety of housing choices through:

  1. Single standalone independent dwelling units on low density allotments, being a minimum allotment size of 325m2; 
  2. Duplex dwellings on minimum allotment sizes of 400m2 where a code compliance certificate under section 95 of the Building Act 2004 has been issued; and
  3. Comprehensively designed development (Suburban Residential Zone – outside of urban growth areas) and comprehensively designed development (Te Papa Housing Overlay) with no minimum allotment size."

Traditional low density suburban environments characterised by infill subdivision that creates freehold allotments to accommodate detached dwellings and associated outdoor living areas. In these areas minimum lot sizes are not expected to be less than 325m2 , and where subdivision in greenfield areas occurs it is expected that a target average nett yield of 15 dwellings per hectare will be achieved;
"The Large Lot Residential Zone will provide additional" As part of this low density living specific provision is also made "residential opportunities" in the Pyes Pa West area for large residential lots where the with a minimum lot size "of" is 1000m², reflecting topographical constraints;
No minimum site area in the Wairakei Residential Zone, providing the opportunity for a range of densities. It is expected that a target average nett yield of 15 dwelling a hectare will be achieved in this zone. In addition, development in the area must be consistent with the requirements of the comprehensive stormwater catchment consents related to Wairakei stormwater management.

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