Updated 14 December 2018
The following are Controlled Activities:
- Any activity listed as a Controlled Activity in Table 15A.1 Rural Residential Zone Activity Status.
15A.4.1 Controlled Activity Standards and Terms: Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area
- The land to be developed shall only be accessed from Tara Road via the Doncaster Road roundabout and shall be in accordance with UG5, Section 6, Urban Growth Plans (Plan Maps, Part B) as it applies to the zone within Tauranga City.
- Dwellings shall be designed and constructed so that internal noise levels do no exceed 35 dBA Leq 24hr in bedrooms and 40 dBA Leq 24hr in other habitable rooms. Written evidence that this standard will be achieved through the design of the building shall be provided to the Council from a suitably qualified acoustic consultant at the time an application for resource consent to build is lodged with the Council under this rule. Where a building is required to have its windows closed to achieve the required noise standard, the building shall be designed and constructed to provide for an alternative means of internal ventilation.
- Development shall be designed and constructed so that external noise levels do not exceed 64 dBA Leq 24hr (see d) below). The acoustic mitigation adjacent to the Tauranga Eastern Link and/or Tara Road required to achieve this standard shall be addressed at the time of development under this Rule or subdivision under Rule 12C.3.1.11 b) – Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area (whichever comes first). Written evidence that this standard will be achieved shall be provided to the Council from a suitably qualified acoustic consultant as part of the application for development. The evidence shall be based on predictions of road-traffic noise in accordance with Section 5.3 of NZS 6806:2010, using terrain data at 1m ground contour intervals including the final earthworks for the Tauranga Eastern Link.
- The design parameters for noise measurement for b) and c) above are as follows:
- Design year – 2026
- Flow rate (AADT) – Tara Road 26,100 vpd, Parton Road 6,000 vpd
- Speed – 100 kph
- Road surface – Open graded porous ashphalt
- Percentage of heavy vehicles – 7%
Tauranga Eastern Link
- Design year – 2026
- Flow rate (AADT) – 28,000 with Papamoa East Interchange
- Design speed – 100kph
- Road surface – Chip seal
- Percentage of heavy vehicles – 16%
- At the time of development a landscape plan detailing planting species and spacing shall be provided to screen the Rural Residential Zone from the Tauranga Eastern Link and to provide an amenity buffer with Tara Road. The landscape plan shall detail the planting along the 10m Amenity Planting Strip adjoining Tara Road, within the Landscape Swale, on the acoustic bund adjoining the Tauranga Eastern Link and/or Tara Road (if proposed), and between any acoustic barrier and the Tauranga Eastern Link and/or Tara Road (if proposed).
- The acoustic mitigation (e.g. bund; barrier) and landscaping shall be designed so that it does not have any adverse geotechnical effect on the Tauranga Eastern Link and/or Tara Road (including all infrastructure within the road reserve). Prior to the establishment of any acoustic mitigation or landscaping required by clauses c) and e) of this rule a geotechnical assessment by a suitably qualified geotechnical engineer shall be prepared in consultation with the NZ Transport Agency or Tauranga City Council (as relevant) and submitted to Council to confirm that the acoustic mitigation and landscaping has no adverse geotechnical effect on Tauranga Eastern Link or Tara Road (including all infrastructure within the road reserve).
- The acoustic mitigation required by c) above (e.g. bund or barrier) and the landscape mitigation required by e) above shall be vested in Council at the time of subdivision as required by Rule 12C.3.1.11 f) – Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area or prior to resource consent for a dwelling being issued, whichever occurs first.
- Any development shall be in accordance with an approved stormwater management plan for the entire Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area. For the avoidance of doubt, this means an integrated management approach is required with the Rural Residential zoned land directly east, within the Western Bay of Plenty District.
- Development shall not be commenced until the Tauranga Eastern Link is operational. Operational means that TEL construction is complete and public vehicles are able to use the full length of TEL including both lanes in each direction.
- Development associated with the Tauranga Eastern Link shall be exempt from this rule.
- For the avoidance of doubt, development shall also comply with Permitted Activity Rule 15A.3 - Permitted Activity Rules, except where they are inconsistent with this Rule, in which case this Rule shall prevail.
Note: Water supply is to be provided privately, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Council to reticulate the whole of the Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area with a public reticulation system.
15A.4.2 Controlled Activity – Matters of Control and Conditions: Tara Road Urban Growth Plan Area
The Council reserves control over the following matters:
- Noise mitigation;
- Geotechnical effects;
- Access to Tara Road;
- Stormwater management;
- Compliance with the UG5, Section 6, Urban Growth Plans (Plan Maps, Part B).
Definitions in this section
tara road urban growth plan area