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Tauranga City Plan

18A.12 Permitted Activity Rules

Updated 2 December 2017


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


18A.12.1 Building Height

18A.12.1.1 Industrial Zones

The maximum height of any building or structure, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2 – Permitted Activity Rules, shall be 16 metres.

18A.12.1.2 Tauriko Industry Zone

  1. The maximum height of any building or structure, with the exception of the permitted intrusions in Rule 4H.2 – Permitted Activity Rules, shall be 16 metres in the Tauriko Industry Zone;
  2. Notwithstanding the maximum height permitted by Rule 18A.12.1.2 a) – Tauriko Industry Zone, all buildings on a site shown in Diagram 10, Section 5, (Plan Maps, Part B) (Tauriko Business Estate Outline Development Plan) as Special Height Control Area (Recession Plane) shall be contained within a building envelope measured 8 metres above ground level at the boundary of the Tauriko Industry Zone, the Tauriko Commercial Zone and the Greenbelt Zone, and at an angle of 20 degrees above horizontal into the site to the maximum height applicable for the zone (See Diagram - Appendix 18D: Tauriko Business Estate Mitigation, Landscape Features and Buffer Zones);
  3. All buildings or structures within the area identified as subject to the '12 metre Height Limit' in Diagram 10, Section 5, (Plan Maps, Part B) (Tauriko Business Estate Outline Development Plan) as Tauriko Business Estate Area shall not exceed a height of 12 metres above ground level

18A.12.1.3 Port Industry Zone

  1.  The maximum height of any building or structure, with the exception of the Permitted Intrusions in Rule 4H.2 – Permitted Activity Rules shall be in accordance with Appendix 18A: Port Industry Zone Height Areas – Tauranga Wharves and Appendix 18B: Port Industry Business Zone Height Areas – Mt Maunganui Wharves, as follows:
    Height Area Maximum Building Height 
    1 25m 
    2 16m
    3 12m
    4 20m 
    1, 2 & 4 – Tauranga and Mt Maunganui Wharves

    Floodlight towers – 35m

    Cranes on the Sulphur Point and Mt Maunganui Wharves – 100m subject to Rule 18A.12.1.3 b) - Port Industry Zone 

  2. The erection, reconstruction, placement, alteration or extension of any wharf crane located in the area of the existing wharf development at Sulphur Point, the Sulphur Point Extension North (being a proposed extension of 170 metres of the existing Sulphur Point Wharf to the North), portion of the Sulphur Point Extension South (being 286 metres south of the existing Sulphur Point Wharf), and the Mt Maunganui Wharves north of the southern end of Berth 11, as identified in Appendix 18A: Port Industry Zone Height Areas – Tauranga Wharves and Appendix 18B: Port industry Zone Height Areas - Mt Maunganui Wharves respectively is a permitted activity subject to the following conditions:
    1. The crane or any alteration or extension to it at no time exceeds 100 metres above Moturiki Datum;
    2. All other relevant activity standards (excluding height) in Rule 18A.12 – Permitted Activity Rules are met (for the purposes of this rule the existing wharf development being as at the date the proposed plan was notified, being 17 October 2009);
    3. All requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority, including approval under Rule 77 of the Civil Aviation Rules, and requirements of the Tauranga Airport are met;
    4. For any port cranes on the Sulphur Point Wharves in the area identified in Appendix 18A: Port Industry Height Areas – Tauranga Wharves as being between 122 and 286 metres south of the existing Sulphur Point Wharves, it can be demonstrated that the navigational equipment at the Tauranga Airport has been upgraded sufficient to meet the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Tauranga Airport. 

18A.12.1.4 Viewshaft Protection

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 or Port Cranes permitted under Rule 18A.12.1.3 – Port Industry Zone, shall exceed the maximum height identified within the Plan Maps (Part B).


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 18A.12.1 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity, with the exception that any wharf crane exceeding the permitted building height will result in the activity being considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity in accordance with Rule 18A.15.4.1 – Variation to Permitted Crane Development on Sulphur Point Wharves


18A.12.2 Streetscape

18A.12.2.1 Industrial Zones Streetscape

  1. All buildings and activities on a site in the Industry Zone, Papamoa East Employment or the Port Industry Zone shall be set back at least 5 metres from the road boundary of that site where:
    1. The site is directly across a legal road from a sensitive zone;
    2. On all such sites frontage landscaping comprising a mix of trees, shrubs and groundcovers shall be provided contiguous to, and to a width of, at least 2 metres measured from the road frontage boundary, exclusive of vehicle accessways. Such landscaping shall be generally in accordance with the site design, layout and planting guidelines shown on Appendix 18C: Industrial Streetscape Rule Plan and Typical Cross-Section. For the purposes of this rule, vehicle accessways cannot occupy more than 50% of the width of the road boundary of the site, except to the extent required to meet the minimum access width under Rule 4B.2 - Permitted Activity Rules;
    3. Notwithstanding Rule 18A.12.2.1 a) – Industrial Zones Streetscape, any permitted service station shall be set back at least 1 metre from the road boundary of the site and provide frontage landscape planting contiguous to, and to a width of, at least 1 metre from the road boundary of the site, exclusive of permitted vehicle accessways;
    4. All buildings on a site adjoining a Road Widening designation shall have the setback measured from that designation boundary

18A.12.2.2 Tauriko Industry Zone Streetscape

  1. For all buildings and activities on sites within the Tauriko Industry Zone having a direct frontage to Taurikura Drive specimen trees shall be provided and maintained by, or on behalf of, the landowner(s) on sites adjoining the Taurikura Drive boundary at the rate of one tree for every 10 lineal metres of road frontage or fraction thereof. The trees shall be located within the site and within 10 metres of the front boundary of the site with Taurikura Drive. The trees shall be planted before occupation of a building or start of an activity on site in accordance with the rate of planting specified in this rule;
  2. For all other sites in the Tauriko Industry Zone, specimen tree planting shall be provided and maintained by, or on behalf of, the landowner at the rate of one tree for every 15 lineal metres of road frontage or fraction thereof. The trees shall be located within the site and within 10 metres of the front boundary of the site. The trees shall be planted before occupation of a building or start of an activity;
  3. For the purposes of this rule, Specimen Tree shall mean a tree species set out in Appendix 18E: Tauriko Business Estate Mitigation and Landscape Features: Species List.

18A.12.3 Industrial and Sensitive Zone Boundaries

  1. Buildings, structures and activities (other than vehicle parking and manoeuvring but not vehicle loading) on a site in an industrial zone adjoining a site in a non-industrial zone (with the exception of the Rail and Road Zone), or a site identified as a proposed Esplanade Reserve, shall be set back at least 5 metres from the zone boundary or identified proposed Esplanade Reserve boundary. This rule shall exclude basement areas entirely below ground level;
  2. Where a site adjoins a Residential Zone the common boundary (that being the zone boundary) shall be fenced with a minimum 1.8 metre-high screen wall or closed boarded wooden fence of permanent materials; 
  3. Where a site adjoins an Open Space Zone or is identified as proposed Esplanade Reserve, the common boundary (that being the zone boundary) shall be fenced with a minimum 1.8-metre-high screen wall or closed boarded wooden fence of permanent materials. Alternatively, the boundary shall be demarcated by a visually permeable fence to a minimum 1.8 metres in height in conjunction with an area of landscape planting 2 metres in width contiguous with the boundary and comprising a mix of trees, shrubs and groundcovers;
  4. All buildings on a site adjoining a sensitive zone shall comply with Rule 14B.3.6 – Overshadowing – Suburban Residential, Large Lot Residential

18A.12.4 Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage of materials, products, containers and the like shall not exceed the maximum height permitted in the zone.

18A.12.5 Ancillary Retail and Offices

  1. Ancillary retail and offices within the Industry and Tauriko Industry Zones shall be limited to 25% of the gross lease-able floor area of that building or activity;
  2. Ancillary retail within the Industry Zone shall be limited to a maximum of 250m2;
  3. Ancillary retail within the Tauriko Industry Zones shall be limited to a maximum of 100m2.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 18A.12.5 - Ancillary Retail and Offices shall be considered a Non-Complying Activity, with the exception of ancillary offices failing to comply with Rule 18A.12.5 a) - Ancillary Retail and Offices which shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity. 


18A.12.6 Take-Away Food Premises

Take-away food premises shall be limited to 150m2 of gross floor area.


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 18A.12.6 – Take-Away Food Premises shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


18A.12.7 Rules in Other Sections of the Plan

Activities within the Industrial Zones shall also comply with the following 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 Services and Infrastructure Provisions;
  7. The provisions of any Plan Area.

 

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