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Tauranga City Plan

19E.1 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.


19E.1.1 Development, Intensity and Scale

All building development shall be limited to schools (pre-school, primary school and school hall) not exceeding 300m2 gross floor area (GFA) up to an establishment level of 200 pupils and 8 staff, as follows:

  1. Pre-school: 50 pupils;
  2. Primary school: 150 pupils.

Note: Any activity that does comply with the Permitted Activity Rule 19E.1.1 – Development, Intensity and Scale shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


19E.1.2 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 19E.1.2 – Building Height shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


19E.1.3 Limitation of Gross Floor Area – Sub Zone C

  1. Within Sub Zone C, the maximum gross floor area (GFA) of the school hall/gymnasium shall be 300m2.

19E.1.4 Overshadowing

All buildings, with the exception of the Permitted intrusions in Rule 4H.2.2 – Permitted Overshadowing Envelope Intrusions, shall be within the building envelope in accordance with Appendix 14C: Overshadowing, except for:

  1. The construction of a (school hall/school gymnasium with a maximum gross floor area (GFA) of 300m2 within Sub-Zone C) is permitted to have a building envelope protrusion of up to 1.3 metres along the southern boundary.

19E.1.5 Setbacks

All buildings, with the exception of the permitted intrusions in Rule 4H.2.1 – Permitted Setback Intrusions, shall provide a minimum setback of 1.5 metres from a side or rear boundary.

19E.1.6 Streetscape

  1. All buildings shall be set back a minimum of 10 metres from the Moffat Road boundary;
  2. All buildings on a site adjoining a Road Widening designation (as identified on Plan Maps (Part B)) shall have the setback measured from that designation boundary.
  3. The provision of on-site parking shall not be located within the required setback provisions in Rule 19E.1.6xi - Streetscape. 

19E.1.7 Variation Criteria

A building may penetrate the building envelope required by Rule 19E.1.4 - Overshadowing and/or be constructed closer to a site boundary than permitted by Rule 19E.1.5 - Setbacks where:

  1. The written consent of those property owners and occupiers whose properties adjoin the proposed non-compliance has been obtained before a building consent is issued;
  2. That written consent is clearly endorsed on all relevant building consent plans;
  3. Adjoining for the purpose of this rule shall mean:
    1. All those properties directly adjoining the boundary at which the building setback required by Rule 19E.1.4 - Overshadowing and/or the overshadowing envelope required by Rule 19E.1.5 - Setbacks is encroached upon, including vehicle or pedestrian accessways, private ways, access legs, rights of way, or access lots, excluding public roads;
    2. All those properties that would adjoin the site boundary at which the overshadowing envelope required by Rule 19E.1.4 - Overshadowing is encroached upon, despite being separated from the subject site by vehicle or pedestrian access ways, private ways, access legs, rights of way, or access lots, excluding public roads, if the building would encroach beyond the overshadowing envelope required by Rule 19E.1.4 - Overshadowing when applied at the boundary of that adjoining property.

19E.1.8 Noise

The following rules apply in addition to those matters listed in noise provisions specified within Rule 4E.2.11 – Education Centre Zones (in the event of any conflict, the provisions of Rule 19E.1.8 - Noise shall prevail):

  1. Construction noise from starting up and operation of construction equipment and all other construction activities shall meet the limits recommended by and measured and assessed in accordance with NZS6803:1999 Acoustics Construction Noise or any superseding codes of practice or standards. Before an activity begins, a noise management plan shall be submitted to Council, describing how the construction noise standards will be met;
  2. Permanent noise mitigation measures shall be provided so the noise level at any outdoor point within the site does not exceed 55dBA Leq for any 15-minute period;
  3. Noise inside teaching spaces shall not exceed 35dBA Leq for any 15-minute period. Where the internal noise limit can be achieved only with windows/doors closed then a forced ventilation system or air-conditioning shall be provided;
  4. An acoustic barrier (close-boarded wooden fence, or similar, to a minimum height of 1.8 metres) shall be erected and maintained along the western side of the school playing fields parallel to the western boundary, from a point adjacent to the south western end of Sub-Zone A, extending northwards for a minimum distance of 70 metres;
  5. 12 months after the Tauranga Northern Arterial Route (TNA) opens, a review is to be undertaken to determine the effect of noise within the Education Centre 4 Zone. In the event that the TNA exceeds the guidelines determined by the New Zealand Transport Agency at the time of establishing the Notice of Requirements for the TNA, an on-site acoustic barrier or other actions will be required to reduce noise levels to the guideline levels;
  6. Before any building consent is issued for any activity an acoustic design certificate shall be provided by a suitably qualified and experienced consultant confirming that noise mitigation measures will ensure compliance with Rule 19E.1.8 b) and c) – Noise above.

Note: Any activity that does not comply with the Permitted Activity Rule 19E.1.8 – Noise shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.

Note: The guidelines referred to in Rule 19E.1.8 e) - Noise were established and can be located in the consent order for the Tauranga Northern Arterial.

Note: The compliance with, and implementation of Rule 19E.1.8 shall be borne solely by the site owner, not the New Zealand Transport Agency.


19E.1.9 Traffic Management, Safety and Convenience

  1. Activities involving the construction and operation of a pre-school (maximum of 50 pupils), primary school (maximum of 150 pupils) and (school hall/gymnasium to a maximum gross floor area of 300m2) including provision for 8 staff shall comply with the following:
    1. A minimum of 25 on-site parking spaces shall be provided on-site; which includes:
      1. One heavy goods vehicle park;
      2. 8 on-site parking spaces within Sub-Zone B;
    2. No parking shall be provided for on or along Moffat Road;
    3. Accessways shall provide for two-way traffic movements and shall be sealed in all cases;
    4. Access to school sports fields and other open space is to be made available in the event that overflow carparking is required for infrequent high-use activities within Sub-Zones A and B;
    5. The matters outlined in Rule 19E.1.10xv - Review of Transportation and On-site Parking Requirements shall be complied with;
  2. Any activity not described within Rule 19E.1.9 a) – Traffic Management, Safety and Convenience shall comply with the traffic management, safety and convenience conditions specified within Rule 4B.2 – Permitted Activity Rules, Chapter 4 - General Rules.

Note: Parking on or along Moffat Road is a Prohibited Activity.


19E.1.10 Review of Transportation and On-site Parking Requirements

  1. By 29 February 2010 (and every five years following the first review) the Tauranga Adventist School shall undertake an assessment of the traffic and parking requirements of the Education Centre 4 Zone having regard to:
    1. The need for a right-turn bay into the site from Moffat Road;
    2. The effects of traffic, including the demand for on-site car parking;
    3. The frequency of the use of overflow parking areas;
    4. The effectiveness of the school traffic management plan.
  2. Where this assessment determines that more than 25 carparks are required to meet the general day-time demand (not including infrequent activities that may require the use of overflow parking areas as outlined in Rule 19E.1.9 a) iv) - Traffic Management, Safety and Convenience), resource consent for more than 25 carparks on the site shall be required in accordance with Rule 4B.3 b) – Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules.

19E.1.11 Rules in Other Sections of the Plan

Activities within the Education Centre 4 Zone shall also comply with the following Permitted Activity conditions found within other sections of the Plan, where relevant:

  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 Service and Infrastructure Provisions;
  7. The provisions of any Plan Area.

 

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