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Tauranga City Plan

16B.4 Controlled Activity Rules

Updated 14 December 2018

The following are Controlled Activities:

  1. Any Permitted Activity that does not meet Rule 16B.3.1 f) – Development Density and Scale

16B.4.1 Controlled Activities – Standards and Terms for Independent Dwelling Units in a Rural Marae Community Zone


Note: Any activity listed as a Controlled Activity that does not comply with a Controlled Activity Standards and Terms other than Rule 16B.4.1 d) shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Permitted Activity Rule 16B.4.1 d) – Controlled Activities – Rural Marae Community Zone shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity. 


  1. The maximum density of independent dwelling units in a Rural Marae Community Zone shall be 10 independent dwelling units at maximum development intensity of one independent dwelling unit per 800m2 or such greater area of land required to service the independent dwelling units by an approved on-site effluent treatment disposal system;
  2. The independent dwelling units shall comply with the permitted activity conditions for the Rural Marae Community Zone in Rule 16B.3.2 – Building Height, Rule 16B.3.3 - Streetscape, Rule 16B.3.4 - Setbacks and Rule 16B.3.5 –Overshadowing
  3. The independent dwelling units shall comply with the permitted activity conditions in Rule 16B.3.12 - Clearance of Indigenous Vegetation and Rule 16B.3.13 - Rules in Other Sections of the Plan
  4. Home-based businesses: Each independent dwelling unit on the subject site may operate one home-based business in accordance with Rule 16B.3.6 – Home-based Business
  5. An Outline Development Plan shall be prepared for the subject site showing:
    1. The location and extent of the area proposed to be used for housing within the Rural Marae Community Zone and the proposed layout and location of the independent dwelling units;
    2. Location of any wastewater, water supply, roading, stormwater services and associated equipment, reticulations and facilities;
    3. Details of any proposed staging of the development including time frames for completion.

16B.4.2 Controlled Activities – Matters of Control and Conditions – Independent Dwelling Units in the Rural Marae Community Zone

In assessing an application for a development containing 3 to 10 independent dwelling units in the Rural Marae Community Zone the matters over which Council has reserved control are:

  1. The ability to mitigate potential adverse visual impacts on the low density and intensity character of the surrounding Rural Zones and potential impacts on primary production activities on the balance of the site and surrounding rural sites through the impositions of conditions relating to:
    1. The layout and location of the dwellings on-site and proposed staging and timeframes;
    2. The provision of landscaping;
    3. The location of the access to serve the site development;
    4. Infrastructure provision, including financial contributions.

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