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Tauranga City Plan

4D.2  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.


4D.2.1 Temporary Signs (Excluding the Road Zone)

  1. These rules shall not apply to signs erected for occupational health and safety purposes as required under other legislation;
  2. Any illuminated sign shall comply with Rule 4G.2.1 – Residential, Rural-Residential, Rural and Education Centre Zones and Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones;
  3. Temporary signs shall comply with the following:
    1. Real Estate Signs: Displayed while the property is on the market and shall be removed no later than two weeks after the property has been sold;
    2. Construction Site Signs: Must relate to a construction project on-site and shall be removed no later than two weeks after construction has been completed;
    3. Local Election Signs: May be displayed 6 weeks before the election and must be removed no later than midnight on the day preceding election/polling day;
    4. Event Sign: May be displayed within a period of no more than 4 weeks before the event, and must be removed no later than 3 days after the event.
  4. Temporary signs within the City Centre Waterfront Sub Zones shall comply with the provisions relating to signs of the zone in which it is to be erected. In circumstances where these may conflict with the special Permitted Activity conditions in the City Centre Waterfront Sub Zones, the latter rule shall apply. The following duration standards shall apply for temporary signs within the City Centre Waterfront Sub Zones:
    1. Event-Related Sign: May be displayed within a period of 8 weeks before to 3 days after the event;
    2. Local Election Signs: May not be displayed within the City Centre Waterfront Sub-Zone.

4D.2.2 Temporary Signs (in relation to State Highways)

Where a temporary sign is located on a site adjoining the State Highway and the sign face is visible from the State Highway then the following shall apply:

  1. One temporary sign is permitted per site;
  2. Any illuminated temporary sign shall comply with Rule 4G.2.1 – Residential, Rural-Residential, Rural and Education Centre Zones and Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones;
  3. Any temporary sign shall not use reflective materials, variable, flashing, rotating or animated parts;
  4. The maximum area and height of any signage shall not exceed:
    1. For residential zones an area of 2.5m2 and a height of 4 metres;
    2. For all other zones the maximum area and height for the corresponding permanent sign type (e.g. attached to a building; freestanding) permitted in the zone;
  5. Temporary signs shall comply with the following:
    1. Real Estate Signs: Must relate to the property they are displayed on and shall only be displayed while the property is on the market and shall be removed no later than two weeks after the property has been sold;
    2. Construction Site Signs: Must relate to a construction project occurring on the site and shall be removed no later than two weeks after the construction project has been completed;
    3. Local Election Signs: May be displayed 6 weeks before the election and must be removed no later than midnight on the day preceding election/polling day;
    4. Event Sign: May be displayed for a period of no more than 4 weeks before the event, and must be removed no later than 3 days after the event.
  6. All signs that require a building consent, or that otherwise fall under the definition of building in this Plan, shall comply with the rules relating to location, height and overshadowing of buildings for the zone in which they are located.
  7. For the avoidance of doubt these rules shall not apply to signs erected for occupational health and safety purposes as required under other legislation.
  8. For the avoidance of doubt a segregation strip shall be considered to form part of the State Highway.

4D.2.3 Permanent Signs

These rules shall not apply to signs erected for occupational health and safety related purposes as required under other legislation.

4D.2.3.1 Signs and Built Heritage

  1. Signs attached to, or on the same site as, an item listed on the Appendix 7A: Register of Built Heritage shall be no greater than 0.5m2;
  2. Illuminated signs shall be designed to comply with Rule 4G.2.1 – Residential, Rural-Residential, Rural and Education Centre Zones and Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones.

4D.2.3.2 Residential Zones (excluding Ngati Kahu Sub-Zones), Rural-Residential Zone and Rural Zones

  1. The maximum height and area of any sign shall be:
    1. For a freestanding sign, including structures used to support it or that in themselves act as a freestanding sign:

      Maximum number

      1 per site; or

      2 per frontage for schools

      Maximum height

      4m

      Maximum sign area

      1m²; or

      1m² per 25 metres of road frontage up to 3m² per sign for schools

      Location

      Anywhere within the site (when a sign is not a building)

    2. For signs serving a residential activity attached to a building:

      Maximum number

      1 per site

      Maximum sign area per site:

      0.5m2

    3. For signs serving a non-residential activity and attached to a building:

      Maximum number

      1 per site

      Maximum sign area:

      2m2

  2. Any permanent sign shall relate only to the activities located on the site;
  3. Any illuminated sign shall be designed and operated in accordance with Rule 4G.2.1 – Residential, Rural-Residential, Rural and Education Centre Zones;
  4. Signs animated by means of moving parts or illuminated by means of flashing, blinking or moving lights or lasers shall not be located within 15 metres of an official traffic sign or traffic-control device.

4D.2.3.3 Ngati Kahu Papakainga Zone – Sub-Zone A and Commercial (Waewae) Sub-Zone

  1. The maximum height and area of any sign shall be:
    1. For a freestanding sign, including structures used to support freestanding signs or that in themselves act as a freestanding sign:

      Maximum number

      8 per sub-zone

      Maximum height

      4m

      Maximum sign area

      1m2

      Location

      Anywhere within the zone

    2. For signs serving a residential activity and attached to a building:

      Maximum sign area per house

      0.5m2

    3. For signs serving a non-residential activity and attached to a building:

      Maximum sign area

      2.5m2

  2. Any permitted sign shall relate only to the permitted activities located on the site;

  3. Any illuminated sign shall be designed to comply with Rule 4G.2.1 – Residential, Rural-Residential, Rural and Education Centre Zones.

4D.2.3.4 Commercial, Industrial & Baypark Zones (excluding Tauriko)

  1. The maximum height and area of any sign shall be: 
    1. For a freestanding sign (except where Rule 20A.3.5 – Signs applies):
       

      Maximum height:

      The maximum height for the zone in which the sign is located.

      Maximum total area for a sign or signs:

      Located in required set-back yards on a site facing or adjoining sensitive zones; or

      Located within the streetscape required by Rule 17A.11.3 Streetscape.

      For all sites, this rule shall not apply in instances where a site faces a sensitive zone and is separated from that sensitive zone by an Expressway Motorway or Primary Arterial as defined by the Road Hierarchy Plan, Section 5, Plan Maps Part B; or

      For a site opposite a sensitive zone and separated by a Secondary Arterial as defined by the Road Hierarchy Plan, Section 5, Plan Maps Part B, this rule shall not apply provided the site is occupied by a service station. Each face of the sign shall be located at right angles to any Secondary Arterial road boundary that adjoins the site. See Appendix 4R: Orientation requirements for Service Station signs on sites that adjoin Secondary Arterials.

      2.5m2

      Maximum area for other freestanding signs.

      No limit subject to compliance with the bulk and location requirements for the zone in which the sign is located.

    2. For signs not fixed permanently to the site and located within a required setback yard facing or adjoining a sensitive zone; or located within the streetscape required by Rule 17A.11.3 Streetscape the maximum total area for a sign or signs shall be 2.5m2. This rule shall not apply in instances where a site faces a sensitive zone and is separated from that sensitive zone by an Expressway Motorway or Primary Arterial as defined by the Road Hierarchy Plan, Section 5, Plan Maps Part B;
    3. For signs on, or attached to buildings the sign shall not protrude more than 1 metre from the profile of the building on which it is painted or attached;
    4. For signs attached to verandahs:

      Minimum height above public footpath or road:

      2.5m

      Maximum height above the verandah:

      2.5m

    5. For sky sign attached to a building:

      Maximum height:

      The maximum height for the zone in which the sign is located, or 3m above the height of the building to which it is attached, whichever is the lesser.

       

  2. Illuminated signs shall be designed and operated in accordance with Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones;
  3. All signs requiring a building consent, or that otherwise fall under the definition of building in the Plan, shall comply with the rules relating to location, height and overshadowing of buildings for the zone in which they are located;
  4. No sign that is animated by means of moving parts or illuminated by means of flashing, blinking or moving lights or lasers shall be located within 15 metres of an official traffic sign or traffic-control device.

4D.2.3.5 Road Zone

  1. Unless otherwise provided for, signs in the Road Zone are controlled by Council Bylaws and/or the New Zealand Transport Agency;
  2. No sign that is animated by means of moving parts or illuminated by means of flashing, blinking or moving lights or lasers shall be located within 15 metres of a traffic-control device.

4D.2.3.6 Tauriko Commercial Zone and Tauriko Industry Zone (rules applicable to all signs including convenience centre signs)

  1. For any site, signs shall not exceed any combination of the following:
    1. One freestanding, double-sided sign not exceeding 10 metres in height, or the maximum height for the zone, whichever is the lesser, and up to 2 metres in width;
    2. One freestanding sign not exceeding 3 metres in height and 2 metres in width for every 30 linear metres of road frontage;
    3. Signs, whether painted or attached, covering up to 30% of the total wall area of the building, within the profile of the building, subject to iv. below;
    4. Where the sign faces the Pyes Pa West residential area or Belk Road rural area the sign, whether painted or attached, shall not exceed an area in excess of 10% of the total wall area of the building, within the profile of the building. For the purposes of this rule, a sign is considered to face an area if the outside face of the sign is parallel to or at an angle of 45° or less to the boundary of the zone opposite;
  2. No signs shall be placed on or above any building roof, ridgeline or parapet;
  3. Any illuminated sign shall be designed and operated in accordance with Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones;
  4. No sign shall be placed within a Visual Mitigation Buffer, Escarpment Area, Stormwater Management Area, Zone Interface 10 metre Planted Buffer Strip or 5 metre Planted Buffer Strip, or Visual Extension of a Green Connector, or the Greenbelt Zone (with the exception of interpretive or directional signs associated with the use of public open space).

4D.2.3.7 Composite Signs

  1. Within a Landmark Entry Treatment location identified on the Diagram 10, Section 5, Plan Maps (Part B) Tauriko Business Estate Outline Development Plan, one composite sign may be erected subject to the following:
    1. A design theme for the sign has been approved as part of a subdivision consent for the Landmark Entry Treatment as shown on the Urban Design Plan;
    2. The sign is a single, double-sided sign not exceeding 10 metres in height, or the maximum height for the zone, whichever is the lesser, and up to 3 metres in width;
    3. The sign is not located on any public road or other public open space;
    4. The sign is not located within 200 metres of the intersection of Taurikura Drive and Belk Road;
  2. Any illuminated sign shall be designed and operated in accordance with Rule 4G.2.2 – Commercial, Industrial and Open Space Zones.

4D.2.3.8 Open Space Zones

The erection of signs within these zones shall be permitted where they have otherwise been approved by the Council under its policies on reserve signage.

4D.2.3.9 Education Centre Zones

  1.  The maximum height and area of any sign shall be:
    1. Freestanding sign;

      Maximum height 

      4m

      Maximum sign area 

      2.5m2

    2. ​ The maximum sign area per activity shall be 2.5m² for signs serving activities in the zone and attached to a building;
  2. Any permitted sign shall relate only to the Permitted Activities located on the site;
  3. No sign shall be illuminated.

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