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Tauranga City Plan

16B.3 Permitted Activity Rules

Updated 14 December 2018


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


16B.3.1 Development Density and Scale

Maximum development density on a site shall be one independent dwelling unit per 800m2 or such greater area of land required to service the independent dwelling unit by an approved on-site effluent treatment system, up to a maximum total of independent dwelling units within a Rural Marae Community Zone as follows:

Rural Marae Community  Total Independent Dwelling Units
  1. Ngati Hangarau 
50
  1. Tamapahore
35 
  1. Tahuwhakatiki 
30
  1. Hungahungatoroa
50
  1. Waikari
50
  1. Other Rural Marae Community Zone

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16.B.3.1 a), b), c), or d) or e) – Development Density and Scale shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.1 f) – Development Density and Scale shall be considered a Controlled Activity


16B.3.2 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 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 the Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.2 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


16B.3.3 Streetscape

  1. All buildings with a frontage to a legal road shall be setback 5 metres from the road boundary of the site;
  2. All buildings on a site adjoining a Future Road Widening designation (as identified on the 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

16B.3.4 Setbacks

  1. All buildings, excluding any setback intrusions permitted under Rule 4H.2.1 – Permitted Setback Intrusions, shall be setback a minimum of 5 metres to any external zone boundary;
  2. No dwelling (other than a dwelling on the subject site), school or tertiary education premises shall be established closer than 500 metres to an existing factory farming activity or pig farming activity (either intensive or extensive);
  3. All new buildings, excluding minor structures and activities, and artificial crop protection structures, shall be setback a minimum of 60 metres from Mean High Water Springs;
  4. All new buildings, excluding minor structures and activities and artificial crop protection structures, shall be setback a minimum of 20 metres from the edge of a bank of a permanently flowing river or stream, or wetland;
  5. No activity shall result in the clearance of more than 10m2 of indigenous vegetation on any site within 60 metres from Mean High Water Springs or 20 metres from the edge of a bank of a permanently flowing river or stream, or wetland in any calendar year, excluding:
    1. Minor structures and activities;
    2. Minor public recreational facilities and activities (in relation to the Greenbelt Zone only);
    3. The construction and maintenance of stormwater reserves and stormwater overland flowpaths;
    4. The maintenance of existing farm tracks and fencelines in existence at the date of notification of the Plan (17th October 2009);
  6. 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, being either constructed entirely of visually permeable materials or with the upper 0.6 metres consisting of visually permeable materials.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.4 Setbacks, unless stated otherwise shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

Note: Rule 16B.3.4 c) – f) Setbacks shall not apply to the Matapihi Peninsula as identified in Appendix 16A: Matapihi Rural Area.


16B.3.5 Overshadowing

All buildings, excluding any overshadowing intrusions permitted under Rule 4H.2.2 – Permitted Overshadowing Envelope Intrusions, shall be within a building envelope calculated in accordance with Appendix 14C: Overshadowing, with the exception that Appendix 14C: Overshadowing shall apply only at the boundaries of the zone, and shall not apply between buildings on the site

16B.3.6 Home-based business

  1. Every home-based business may employ not more than two 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 wholly within a dwelling, within an accessory building, or in an outdoor yard clearly designed and constructed for the purpose. The maximum gross floor area of any associated building and/or outdoor activity area used in conjunction with the home-based business shall be 50m2;
  3. Retail sales from a home-based business shall be limited to those goods and materials produced by the business and shall take place within a building or structure located on the same site and the area occupied for retail sales shall be a constituent part of the total gross area used for the home-based business or combination of businesses. 

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.6 – Home-based Business shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity. 


16B.3.7 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 16B.3.7 – Produce Stalls shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity


16B.3.8 Factory Farming

No factory farming activity (either intensive or extensive) shall be established closer than 500 metres from the boundary of the site on which the activity is proposed to be established.

16B.3.9 Forestry

  1. The last row of tree plantings for any forestry activity shall be located no closer than 20 metres to any dwelling, or any road boundary, or a non-Rural Zone boundary

16B.3.10 Kohanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori, Whare kura, Schools and Tertiary Education Premises

  1. The total overall maximum number of students on-site in each Rural Marae Community Zone shall be 50.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.10 – Kohanga reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori, Whare kura, Schools and Tertiary Education Premises shall be considered a Discretionary Activity. 


16B.3.11 Health Centre

  1. Health centres shall be designed to ensure the maximum occupancy of Full Time Equivalent Staff on the site is 4;
  2. Only one health centre may be established in each Rural Marae Community Zone.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.11 – Health Centre shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


16B.3.12 Clearance of Indigenous Vegetation

No activity shall result in the clearance of more than 100m2 of indigenous vegetation in any calendar year.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.3.12 – Clearance of Indigenous Vegetation shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity.

Note: Rule 16B.3.4 e) – Setbacks - is required to be met where indigenous vegetation is proposed to be cleared or removed within 60 metres from mean high water springs, 20 metres of the edge of a bank of any permanently flowing river or stream or 20 metres from any wetland. 


16B.3.13 Rules in Other Sections of the Plan

Activities within the Rural Marae Community Zone shall also comply with the following Permitted Activity conditions found in other sections of the Plan:

  1. The provisions of Chapter 4 – General Rules;
  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 the Services and Infrastructure Provisions;
  7. The provisions of any Plan Area.

 

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