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Tauranga City Plan

Definitions - A

Updated 2 December 2017

able to be relocated

The activity, building or structure is able to be practicably moved as follows:- 

  1. For subdivision
    1. an alternative building site; or
  2. For land use:-
    1. Where the site does not contain an alternative building site of 325m2 nett site area, the activity, building or structure shall be able to be practicably moved as far landward as possible within the site, while complying with the bulk and location rules of the Plan; or off-site clear of the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area. Such land as is available for relocation shall remain vacant for the purposes of relocation as and when required;
    2. Where the site does contain an alternative building site of 325m2 nett site area the activity, building or structure shall be able to be practicably moved and located on that alternative building site.

accessory building, structure or activity

A building, structure or activity which is detached from, and the use/operation of which is incidental to, that of any principal building or activity that may be established as a permitted activity on the same site, and in relation to a site on which no principal building has been erected, is incidental to the activities which may be established as a permitted activity on the site. This term does not include a secondary independent dwelling unit or ancillary retail and offices, or a caravan or other mobile forms of accommodation.

accommodation unit

A building, or part of a building designed or used for habitation. For the purposes of the Plan, units that are self-contained through the provision of habitable rooms, kitchen and ablution facilities will be counted as one accommodation unit. Where accommodation is not self-contained, each area of 65m2 of gross floor area (GFA) of all habitable rooms shall be counted as one accommodation unit.

active frontage

The frontage of a building to the road, typically of a commercial nature, that is designed to provide for access, interaction between the activities within the building and the public space in the road, or for the display of the actual goods and services for sale within the building

activity/activities

Means the development or use of any land for a particular purpose, and includes any erection, construction, alteration of, or addition to, any building or structure on the land; and the carrying out on the land of any excavation or other works associated with that use and development. 

adjoining (in relation to Special Ecological Areas)

Any area within 5 metres of a Category 1 Special Ecological Area (as measured from the boundary of the Special Ecological Area as shown on the Plan Maps (Part B)).

aerial

The yagi or whip type device that receives or transmits radio communication or telecommunication signals and includes the aerial mountings to any building or structure, but not any supporting mast. This definition excludes any antenna.

agrichemical

Means any substance, whether organic or inorganic, manufactured or naturally occurring, modified or in its natural state, that is used for any agricultural, horticultural or related activity, to eradicate, modify or control flora or fauna.

aircraft operations

Includes aircraft taking off, landing and taxiing, but does not include ground-based activities at an airport.

alternative building site

Means either:-

  1. Where the whole of the building to be relocated lies within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area - vacant land comprising a minimum area of 325m2 nett site area which is located contiguous with, but clear of the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area and the site of the consented activity, building or structures, shall be provided so that the building and structures to be relocated to the alternative building site can comply with the bulk and location rules of the Plan; or
  2. Where the building to be relocated lies partly within the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area and partly outside of the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area - an area of land comprising a minimum area of 325m2 nett site area which is located contiguous with, but clear of, the Coastal Hazard Erosion Plan Area and the site of the consented activity, building or structures shall be provided so that the building and structures to be relocated to the alternative building site can comply with the bulk and location rules of the Plan

amateur radio configuration

The antennas, aerials (including rods, wires and tubes) and associated supporting structures which are owned and used by licensed amateur radio operators. 

ancillary retail and offices

Means any retail or office premises on the same site as another principal building or activity, and whose use is incidental to that principal building or principal activity (e.g. a retail showroom attached to a manufacturing premises), provided this definition shall exclude service stations.  

animal saleyard

Means land and buildings used for the sale of farm animals.

annual exceedence probability (AEP)

The probability that a given rainfall total, accumulated over a given duration, will be exceeded in one year.

annual recurrence interval (ARI)

The average, or expected, value of the periods between a given rainfall total accumulated over a given duration being exceeded. 

antenna

Any device including any dish or panel but excluding aerials, that receives or transmits radio communication or telecommunication signals. This includes the antenna's mountings (including any support structure or head arrangement) and radio frequency unit or similar device, but excludes any mast.  

The diameter or area of an antenna means:

  1. In relation to any panel antenna or any other type of antenna that has a length and a width, the area measured by calculating the largest surface area;
  2. In relation to any other antenna, the diameter measured by taking the cross-section of the widest part of the antenna.

The mountings of any antenna and any radio frequency equipment or similar device shall not be included in the measurement of area or diameter of each antenna, provided that the radiofrequency unit or similar device is smaller in area or diameter than the antenna itself. 


Note: Any antenna only need meet the area or diameter measurement, as appropriate to the type of antenna, and the measurement is of each individual antenna and is not a cumulative measurement.


approved earthworks

Means:

  1. Earthworks that have resource consent under the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Regional Water and Land Plan;
  2. Earthworks in accordance with the conditions of any subdivision consent granted by the Council;
  3. Granted in accordance with the conditions of any land-use consent imposed by the Council;
  4. Earthworks having a permitted activity status under the Plan

archaeological site

Has the same meaning as contained within Section 2 of the Historic Places Act 1993 which means a site that:

  1. Either:
    1. Was associated with human activity that occurred before 1900; or
    2. Is the site of the wreck of any vessel where that wreck occurred before 1900; and
  2. Is or may be able through investigation by archaeological methods to provide evidence relating to the history of New Zealand. 

artificial crop protection structures

Means structures of cloth used to protect or cover crops. 

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