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14F.4 Controlled Activity Rules

Updated 11 September 2018


Note: Any activity described as a Controlled Activity that does not comply with a Controlled Activity standard and term shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity, unless stated otherwise. 


The following are Controlled Activities: 

  1. All those activities listed in Table 14F.1 Wairakei Residential Zone Activity Status as Controlled Activities. 

14F.4.1 Controlled Activity Standards and Terms – Office Ancillary to a Showhome within the Wairakei Residential Zone

For each showhome site:

  1. Except where an office ancillary to a showhome seeks to establish in a lawfully established independent dwelling unit; an office ancillary to a showhome in the Wairakei Residential Zone shall comply with the following permitted activity rules: 
    1. Rule 14F.3.2 – Building Height - Wairakei Residential Zone
    2. Rule 14F.3.3 - Streetscape – Wairakei Residential Zone
    3. Rule 14F.3.4 - Setbacks – Wairakei Residential Zone
    4. Rule 14F.3.5 - Setbacks – Traffic Management – Safety – Wairakei Residential Zone
    5. Rule 14F.3.6 - Overshadowing – Wairakei Residential Zone
    6. Rule 14F.3.7 - Access– Wairakei Residential Zone
    7. Rule 14F.3.9 – Building Platforms – Wairakei Residential Zone
    8. Rule 14F.3.14 - Heavy Machinery – Wairakei Residential Zone
    9. Rule14F.3.16 – Specific Urban Growth Area Requirements; and
    10. The relevant rules in Chapter 4 - General Rules Provisions
  2. There shall be no more than one office ancillary to a showhome on a site
  3. Activities carried out in an office ancillary to a showhome shall relate solely to the promotion of the product of the showhome operator; 
  4. No more than 4 people may be employed to work in an office ancillary to a showhome on a site
  5. The maximum gross floor area for an office ancillary to a showhome on a site shall be 120m2
  6. An office ancillary to a showhome shall provide on-site vehicle parking, manoeuvring, loading and access in accordance with requirements for offices set out in the provisions of Chapter 4 – General Rules Provisions
  7. Notwithstanding Rule 14F.4.1 f) - Controlled Activity Standards and Terms – Office Ancillary to a Showhome within the Wairakei Residential Zone an office ancillary to a showhome shall not have any vehicle access onto and or from the strategic road network (excluding secondary arterials); 
  8. Signage for an office ancillary to a showhome shall be as follows: 
    1. 1 freestanding sign, including structures used to support it or that in themselves act as a freestanding sign, of a maximum of 1m2 in sign area and a maximum height of 4m; and 
    2. 1 sign attached to a building of a maximum of 2m2 in sign area and a maximum height of 4m; 
    3. Any illuminated sign or sign with moving parts shall comply with Rule 4D.2.3.2 c) and d) – Residential Zones (excluding Ngati Kahu Sub Zones), Rural Residential Zones and Rural Zones); 
    4. Any permanent sign shall relate only to the promotion of the product of the showhome operator. 

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 14F.4.1 - Controlled Activity Standards and Terms – Office Ancillary to a Showhome within the Wairakei Residential Zone shall be considered as a Discretionary Activity.

Note: For the avoidance of doubt, new offices not ancillary to a showhome or not falling within the definition of Home-based business are a Non-Complying Activity in accordance with Rule 14F.7 – Non-Complying Activities.


14F.4.2 Controlled Activity – Office Ancillary to a Showhome within the Wairakei Residential Zone - Matters of Control and Conditions

The Council reserves control over the following matters:

  1. Landscaping to maintain residential amenity values on adjoining or adjacent sites including mitigating the adverse visual impact of parking areas; 
  2. Location of access and egress and parking areas in terms of visual and aural privacy of adjoining or adjacent residential sites
  3. The location and design of signs in terms of maintaining the residential amenity and character values of the site and the amenity and character values of surrounding residential activities
  4. The design of parking, access and manoeuvring to allow for the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians and vehicles within the site and the adjacent transport network

 

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