Updated 2 December 2017
Windows, doors or other openings that are openable to the outside, and are responsible for providing natural ventilation for their room. Any room’s ventilating window, door or other openings to the outside shall have a net openable area of no less than 5% of the room’s floor area.
Land categorised under the New Zealand Land Use Capability System as being classes i, ii and iii.
viewshaft protection area
A corridor through which an Outstanding Natural Feature and Landscape can be viewed, as identified on the Plan Maps (Part B).
Land or buildings occupied as a residence on a temporary (periods of up to three months occupation during any 12-month period) basis and includes backpackers' accommodation, motels, hotels, tourist lodges, holiday flats, tourist cabins, motor inns and ancillary workrooms, reception areas and accessory buildings or ancillary activities on the site. This definition includes property held in common ownership where ownership by each owner is limited in duration to less than 3 months during any 12-month period. This definition does not include activities defined in the Plan as an independent dwelling unit, shared accommodation, residential activity or homestay.
For the purpose of Chapter 11 – Financial Contributions means land or buildings which are offered for temporary accommodation of persons and includes bed and breakfast establishments, backpackers' accommodation, homestay facilities, motels, hotels, tourist lodges, holiday flats, tourist cabins, motor inns and ancillary workrooms, reception areas and accessory buildings or ancillary activities on the site. It does not include activities that constitute a dwelling unit or residential activity nor any developments in which each unit is separately unit titled. Each unit which is separately unit titled will be assessed as a dwelling unit.
visitor accommodation unit
An accommodation unit used for the purpose of visitor accommodation.
visually permeable – In reference to a wall, gate, door or fence:
Means a continuous vertical or horizontal gaps of at least 50mm width occupying not less than one third of its face in aggregate of the entire surface or where narrower than 50mm, occupying at least one half of the face in aggregate.