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Tauranga City Plan

13A.8 Permitted Activity Rules

Updated 11 September 2018


Note: Where an activity does not comply with a Permitted Activity Rule it shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity, unless stated otherwise. 

13A.8.1 Building Height 

  1. The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions shall be:
     
    Zone  Maximum Building Height
    Passive Open Space Zone
    Principal Buildings and structures 9 metres
    Accessory Buildings and structures 6 metres
    Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 6 metres
    Lighting, including support structures 6 metres
    Active Open Space Zone
    Principal Buildings and structures 15 metres
    Accessory Buildings and structures 6 metres
    Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 6 metres
    Lighting, including support structures 15 metres
    Active Open Space Zone (Major)
    Principal Buildings and structures 15 metres
    Accessory Buildings and structures 6 metres
    Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 6 metres
    Lighting, including support structures 15 metres
    Conservation Zone
    Accessory Buildings and structures 6 metres
    Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 6 metres
  2. Provided that no building or structure within any identified Viewshaft Protection Area, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions shall exceed the maximum height identified within the Plan Maps (Part B). 

Note: Any activity that does not comply with the Permitted Activity Rule 13A.8.1 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity. 


13A.8.2 Building Scale 

The maximum gross floor area (GFA) of any building shall not exceed: 

Zone Maximum GFA
Passive Open Space Zone
Principal buildings and structures 150m2
Accessory Buildings and structures 50m2
Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 50m2
Active Open Space Zone
Principal buildings and structures 1000m2
Accessory Buildings and structures 100m2
Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 100m2
Active Open Space Zone (Major)
Principal buildings and structures 1500m2
Accessory Buildings and structures 100m2
Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 100m2
Conservation Zone
Accessory Buildings and structures 50m2
Public toilets and associated changing rooms (identified as minor public recreational facilities and activities 50m2

Note: Any activity within an Open Space Zone, excluding the Conservation Zone, that does not comply with the Permitted Activity Rule 13A.8.2 – Building Scale shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

Note: Any activity within the Conservation Zone that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 13A.8.2 – Building Scale shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


13A.8.3 Overshadowing

All buildings, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.2 – Permitted Overshadowing Envelope Intrusions, shall be within the building envelope in accordance with Appendix 14C: Overshadowing

13A.8.4 Setbacks

  1. All buildings, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2.1 – Permitted Setback Intrusions, shall provide a minimum setback of 1.5 metres from a side or rear boundary.
  2. All buildings shall be setback a minimum of 15 metres from Mean High Water Springs, excluding:
    1. Minor structures and activities;
    2. Minor public recreational facilities and activities;
    3. Surf lifesaving activities and associated structures, excluding surf life saving buildings (and clubrooms);
    4. Buildings and structures located within the Tauranga Bridge Marina, Tauranga Marina and Marine Park Scheduled Site;
    5. Areas separated by a formed legal road from the Coastal Marine Area.
  3. All buildings shall be setback a minimum of 10 metres from the edge of a bank of a permanently flowing river or stream, or wetland, excluding minor structures and activities and minor public recreational facilities and activities.

13A.8.5 Streetscape

  1. All buildings shall be set back a minimum of 3 metres from the front boundary of the site;
  2. All buildings on a site adjoining a Road Widening designation shall have the setback measured from that designation boundary;
  3. The provision of on-site parking shall not be located within the required streetscape setback.

13A.8.6 Establishment, Maintenance or Demolition of a Building or Structure

Areas disturbed by the establishment, maintenance or demolition of a building or structure shall be restored to the condition of the surrounding area at the completion of the works.


 

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