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Tauranga City Plan

19A.1 Objectives and Policies of the Education Centre Zones

Updated 9 September 2013

19A.1.1 Objective: Role and Function of Education Centre Zones

Education Centre Zones provide for a wide range of educational, recreational, spiritual and training needs.

19A.1.1.1 Policy: Role and Function of Education Centre Zones

By providing for the maintenance, enhancement and development of schools and tertiary education premises through:

  1. Identifying the primary purpose for the establishment of Education Centre Zones as educational training establishments (schools and tertiary education premises);
  2. Enabling a wide range of activities that are secondary but directly associated with the primary purpose of Education Centre Zones and that provide for the needs of students, visitors and employees.

19A.1.2 Objective - Bulk and Scale of Buildings and Structures within Education Centre Zones

Buildings and structures are of a bulk and scale compatible with the surrounding environment.

19A.1.2.1 Policy - Bulk and Scale of Buildings and Structures within Education Centre Zones

By ensuring that the bulk and scale of buildings and structures in Education Centre Zones:

  1. Is restricted to a height that:
    1. Avoids the impacts of building bulk and overshadowing on surrounding independent dwelling units, or activities including their outdoor living areas;
    2. Ensures an adequate supply of daylight to adjacent sites;
    3. Provides a level of amenity consistent with the surrounding landscape character;
  2. Provides for larger buildings and structures in Education Centre Zones

19A.1.3 Objective - Site Layout and Building Design within Education Centre Zones

Development within Education Centre Zones provides for an amenity consistent with the landscape character of the surrounding area. 

19A.1.3.1 Policy - Site Layout and Building Design within Education Centre Zones

By ensuring the layout and design of development:

  1. Provides building setbacks that ensure a physical separation of buildings between sites, and limits the impact of building bulk on adjoining sites;
  2. Recognises that a component of the amenity of the zone is its open space;
  3. Ensures that buildings are set back from the road boundary to provide a consistent streetscape that provides opportunities for landscape planting

19A.1.4 Objective - Adverse Effects on the Surrounding Environment

Buildings, structures and activities within Education Centre Zones do not adversely affect the surrounding environment's amenity, landscape character, streetscape and/or cultural and heritage values. 

19A.1.4.1 Policy - Adverse Effects on the Surrounding Environment

By ensuring that buildings, structures and activities are designed, sited, operated and maintained to address the potential adverse effects:

  1. Of emissions of noise and light;
  2. On the amenity values of the surrounding environment, including its landscape character and streetscape;
  3. On the amenity values of sites, buildings, places or areas of:
    1. Indigenous vegetation and fauna;
    2. Heritage, cultural or archaeological value;
  4. On existing infrastructure and services and the capacity of that infrastructure to accommodate new activities;
  5. On the ability of on-site systems to manage water, stormwater and wastewater treatment.


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