Updated 9 September 2013
The following are Controlled Activities:
- Any activity listed as Controlled Activity within Table 19B.1: Education Centre Zones (Bethlehem) Activity Status.
19B.2.1 Controlled Activities - Standards and Terms
Note: Any activity described as a Controlled Activity that does not comply with a Controlled Activity standard and term shall be considered a Restricted Discretionary Activity.
Controlled Activities shall comply with the following standards and terms:
- Every activity shall meet the Permitted Activity Rules that apply in Sub-Zone A, where relevant;
- A site development and landscape plan shall be submitted with each application indicating the design, location and type of proposed buildings, on-site landscaping and tree planting to be provided and maintained;
- For the purposes of Rule 19B.2.1 b) – Controlled Activities – Standards and Terms, the site development and landscape plan shall have regard to the following design principles:
- The creation of a visual screen between the proposed buildings and the natural, open landscape character of the river valley, particularly when viewed from the eastern bank of the Wairoa River;
- The retention of open space corridors between Sub-Zone A, B and C by the location of buildings, pathways, open-space links and planting area;
- The consideration and inclusion of the topographic features within the relevant sub-zone in respect to plant selection and the location of landscaping and tree planting;
- The use of tree species of a scale (at maturity) similar to the scale of buildings proposed within the sub-zone (including a mix of indigenous and exotic species).
19B.2.2 Controlled Activities - Matters of Control and Conditions
The Council reserves control over the degree to which the design, location and type of proposed on-site landscaping and tree planting shown on the landscape plan achieves the design principles set out in Rule 19B.2.1 c) - Controlled Activities - Standards and Terms.
Any application for a resource consent made under Rule 19B.2 – Controlled Activity Rules shall not be notified, or served on affected persons, provided the following requirements are met:
- The site development and landscape plan has been prepared by the applicant in consultation with Ngati Kahu hapu before lodging the Controlled Activity application and the two parties acknowledge that a meaningful consultation process has been undertaken in relation to the site development and landscape plan;
- Upon receipt of the Controlled Activity application, Council has forwarded the application to Ngati Kahu hapu, providing a 15-working day period for any written response expressing the hapu’s opinion on the application.
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