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6B.3  Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 2 December 2017

Any activity listed as Restricted Discretionary in Table 6B.1: Activity Status for Activities related to Notable Trees is deemed a Restricted Discretionary Activity.

6B.3.1 Restricted Discretionary Activity - Standards and Terms


Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 6B.3.1 - Restricted Discretionary Activity - Standards and Terms shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.


Restricted Discretionary Activities shall comply with the following standards and terms:

6B.3.1.1 Pruning

  1. Where a resource consent is required for pruning (not otherwise defined as minor pruning or damage) of a notable tree the applicant shall provide an assessment from a suitably qualified person on the effects of the proposal having particular regard to the factors, values and associations that make the tree a notable tree.
  2. Where a resource consent is required for pruning (not otherwise defined as minor pruning or damage) of a tree that forms part of a significant group of trees the applicant shall provide an assessment from a suitably qualified person on the effects of the proposal having particular regard to the health, amenity and landscape character values of the group.

6B.3.1.2 Activities within a drip-line

Where a resource consent is required for activities within a drip-line of a notable tree or significant group of trees the applicant shall provide an assessment from a qualified arborist to identify the effects of the proposal on the short and long term health of the tree(s) having particular regard to the factors, values and associations that make the tree a notable tree or the values that make the group a significant group of trees.

6B.3.2 Restricted Discretionary Activities - Matters of Discretion

The Council shall restrict the exercise of its discretion to:

6B.3.2.1 Emergency Works to any Notable Tree or Significant Groups of Trees

  1. Whether there is an existing or imminent threat to life or property;
  2. Whether the notable tree or tree(s) within a significant group of trees carries a fatal disease; and
  3. The extent and cost of damage (or potential damage) the notable tree or tree(s) within a significant group of trees will cause to any existing network utility having particular regard to:
    1. Whether maintenance of the notable tree or tree(s) within a significant group of trees can remedy the need for removal without adversely affecting any recognised factor, value or association, or adversely affecting the surrounding landscape character of the area in which the tree or group is located.

6B.3.2.2 Pruning (not otherwise defined as minor pruning or damage) of any Notable Tree

  1. Whether the proposal would be consistent with the objectives and policies for notable trees;
  2. The extent to which the proposal will affect the health of the tree;
  3. The extent to which pruning will adversely affect the surrounding landscape character of the area in which the tree is located; and
  4. The extent to which the pruning will adversely affect any identified factor, value or association of the tree.

6B.3.2.3 Pruning (not otherwise defined as minor pruning or damage) of Trees within a Significant Group of Trees

The matters listed under Policy 6B.1.2.2 b) - Protecting Significant Groups of Trees;

6B.3.2.4 Activities Within the Drip-Line of any Notable Tree of Significant Group of Trees

  1. The matters listed under Policy 6B.1.1.3 - Protecting Notable Trees and/or Policy 6B.1.2.2 - Protecting Significant Groups of Trees;
  2. The nature and extent of proposed earthworks;
  3. The design of footings or piling associated with any proposed building or structure; and
  4. Any methods or construction techniques that will ensure the long term health of the affected tree(s) or group of trees.

6B.3.2.5 Notification

Any application for a resource consent made under Rule 6B.3 - Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules shall not be notified, or served on affected persons.


 

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