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Tauranga City Plan

15A.3 Permitted Activity Rules

Updated 14 December 2018


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


15A.3.1 Development Density and Scale

  1. Maximum density for independent dwelling units on a site shall be 1 per site.
  2. Maximum density for shared accommodation on the site shall be as follows:
    1. When added together the maximum gross floor area of all habitable rooms associated with the shared accommodation on the site shall not exceed 65m2 ;
    2. Shared accommodation shall be limited to a maximum of 8 permanent residents per site

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.1 - Development Density and Scale shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


15A.3.2 Building Height

  1. The maximum height of any building, with the exception of the permitted intrusions under either Rule 4H.2.3 – Permitted Height and Viewshaft Protection Area Intrusions or Rule 4H.2.4 –Permitted Activities – Permitted Intrusions for Amateur Radio Configurations in the Residential and Rural Residential Zones shall be 9 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 Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.2 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity. 


15A.3.3 Streetscape

  1. All buildings on a site with a frontage to a legal road shall be setback 10 metres from the road boundary of the site;
  2. All buildings on a site adjoining a Future Road Widening designation (as identified on Plan Maps (Part B)) shall have the required setback measured from that designation boundary;
  3. The provision of on-site parking shall not be located within the required streetscape setback

15A.3.4 Setbacks

All buildings, excluding any setback intrusions permitted under either Rule 4H.2.1 – Permitted Setback Intrusions or Rule 4H.2.4 –Permitted Activities – Permitted Intrusions for Amateur Radio Configurations in the Residential and Rural Residential Zones shall provide the following setbacks from a side or rear boundary:

  1. A minimum of 1.5 metres from a side or rear boundary;
  2. A minimum of 5 metres from the boundary of the Conservation Zone;
  3. All new buildings, excluding minor structures and activities, shall be setback a minimum of 30 metres from Mean High Water Springs;
  4. All new buildings, excluding minor structures and activities, shall be setback a minimum of 20 metres from a permanently flowing river or stream, or wetland;
  5. Where a site adjoins an Open Space Zone or the Coastal Marine Area, the common boundary (that being the zone boundary) may be fenced to a maximum of:
    1. 1.2 metres in height; or
    2. 1.8 metres in height, consisting of visually permeable materials.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.4 – Setbacks a), c), d), e) shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.4 – Setbacks b) shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.


15A.3.5 Overshadowing

All buildings, excluding any overshadowing intrusions permitted under either Rule 4H.2.2 – Permitted Overshadowing Envelope Intrusions or Rule 4H.2.4 –Permitted Activities – Permitted Intrusions for Amateur Radio Configurations in the Residential and Rural Residential Zones, shall be within a building envelope calculated in accordance with Appendix 14C: Overshadowing

15A.3.6 Site coverage

The maximum site coverage shall be 30% of the site area.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.6 – Site Coverage shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


15A.3.7 Access

The maximum number of independent dwelling units, homestays or shared accommodation that can be served by private rights-of-ways, private accessway or legal access lot shall be: 

Up to and including 2 independent dwelling units (including any secondary independent dwelling units) or 1 shared accommodation premises  3m minimum legal width
3-4 independent dwelling units (including any secondary independent dwelling units), or up to 2 independent dwelling units that include any 1 permitted homestay per independent dwelling unit or 3 shared accommodation premises 3m minimum legal width
5-12 independent dwelling units (including any secondary independent dwelling units) or up to 8 independent dwelling units that include any one permitted homestay or up to 8 shared accommodation premises 6m minimum legal width, provided that the shared access is constructed to allow 2 vehicles to pass within its boundaries

Note: Any land use activity that requires additional access to Tara Road is a Non-Complying Activity in accordance with Rule 4B.6 – Non-Complying Activities


15A.3.8 Homestay

  1. A homestay shall be associated with and ancillary to an independent dwelling unit (excluding any secondary independent dwelling unit) on the site;
  2. When added together the maximum gross floor area of all habitable rooms associated with the homestay on the site shall not exceed 65m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.8 – Homestay shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.


15A.3.9 Home-Based Business

  1. Every home-based business or combination of home-based business activities on a single site may employ not more than 2 other persons (Full Time Equivalent (FTE)) additional to the members of the household who permanently reside on the site and who own and operate the business from that site
  2. The activity shall be carried out either within a dwelling, an accessory building, or in an outdoor activity area clearly designed and constructed for the purpose of the business or businesses, or a combination of these areas. The maximum total gross area used for the home-based business or combination of businesses, including retail sales space, shall be 50m2;
  3. The activity, including any aspect of it undertaken in an outdoor activity area, shall not encroach on the streetscape or setbacks of the site as defined in the Plan
  4. Retail sales from a home-based business or businesses shall be limited to those goods and materials produced by the home-based business or used in the direct operation and management of that business or those businesses on the site;
  5. Retail sales shall take place from within a building or structure on the same site and the area occupied for retail sales shall be a constituent part of the gross area of the activity.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.9 – Home-Based Business shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity. 


15A.3.10 Secondary Independent Dwelling Unit

  1. 1 secondary independent dwelling unit is permitted per site;
  2. The secondary independent dwelling unit shall be ancillary to, and associated with, the principal independent dwelling unit on-site; 
  3. The secondary independent dwelling unit shall have a maximum gross floor area of 80m2 ;
  4. The secondary independent dwelling unit may be incorporated into the bulk of the existing principal independent dwelling unit or be a separate detached building.
  5. Where the secondary independent dwelling unit is detached from the principal independent dwelling unit it shall be sited within 20 metres of the principal independent dwelling unit and shall share a driveway with the principal independent dwelling unit.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.10 – Secondary Independent Dwelling Unit shall be considered a Discretionary Activity. 


15A.3.11 Produce Stalls

Produce stalls shall have a maximum gross floor area per site of 50m2.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.11 – Produce Stalls shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.


15A.3.12 Heavy Machinery

No heavy machinery shall be parked, stored or displayed on a site. This excludes one private motor home vehicle per site, regardless of whether that vehicle falls within the definition of heavy machinery, providing the motor home vehicle is parked in compliance with Rule 15A.3.4 - Setbacks and Rule 15A.3.5 - Overshadowing. Heavy machinery may visit and use a site to pick up or deliver goods or materials, or during construction.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.12 – Heavy Machinery shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.


15A.3.13 Clearance of Indigenous Vegetation

No activity shall result in the clearance of more than 20m2 of indigenous vegetation in any calendar year.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3.13 – Clearance of Indigenous Vegetation shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.


15A.3.14 Rules in Other Sections of the Plan

Activities within the Rural Residential Zone shall also comply with the following sections of the Plan:

  1. The provisions of Chapter 4 – General Rules Provisions;
  2. The provisions of Chapter 7 – Heritage;
  3. The provision of Chapter 8 – Natural Hazards;
  4. The provisions of Chapter 9 – Hazardous Substances and Contaminated Land;
  5. The provisions of Chapter 11 – Financial Contributions;
  6. The provisions of Chapter 12 – Subdivision, Services and Infrastructure, Section 12G – Purpose of Service and Infrastructure Provisions;
  7. The provisions of any Plan Area.

 

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