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Tauranga City Plan

13A.12 Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 9 September 2013

The following are Discretionary Activities:

  1. Any Permitted Activity that does not comply with:
    1.  Rule 13A.8.1 – Building Height;
    2.  Rule 13A.8.2 – Building Scale (in relation to an activity within the Conservation Zone);
  2.  Any Scheduled Site – Permitted Activity, not otherwise provided for as a Restricted Discretionary Activity, that does not comply with the relevant Permitted Activity Rules for Scheduled Sites, except for:
    1. Multi-level development outside Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan which is a Prohibited Activity, except as provided for by Rule 13A.9.2.3 – Permitted Activity Intrusions into Sub-Zone A;
    2. Multi-level development within Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13A: Mount Maunganui Golf Course Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan exceeding a height of 26 metres above natural ground level, which is a Prohibited Activity;
    3. Permanent buildings or structures located within Sub-Zone A in accordance with Appendix 13B: Papamoa Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site – Outline Development Plan, which is a Non-Complying Activity, except for buildings, structures and activities provided for in Rule 13A.9.3 a) - Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort Scheduled Site - Permitted Activities, which are Permitted Activities;
  3. Any activity not listed as Permitted, Restricted Discretionary, Non-Complying or a Prohibited Activity;
  4. Any activity listed as Discretionary in Table 13A.1: Open Space Activity Status.

13A.12.1 Assessment of Discretionary Activities

In considering a Discretionary Activity the Council’s discretion is unrestricted. The Council shall consider any relevant matter with particular regard to the relevant Objectives and Policies of the Plan.

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