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Tauranga City Plan

4E.1  Objectives and Policies for Noise

Updated 2 December 2017

4E.1.1 Objective – Noise

The generation of noise is reasonable for the nature and scale of individual activities, recognising the purpose and character of the underlying zone whilst minimising annoyance and disturbance on surrounding activities and sensitive zones.

4E.1.1.1 Policy – Noise from Non-Residential Activities

By ensuring non-residential activities and roadside cabinets do not generate noise levels normally considered unacceptable in sensitive zones, or create noise levels which are unreasonable for occupiers of adjoining or adjacent properties.

4E.1.1.2 Policy – Mitigation of Cumulative Noise Effects at Tauriko

By ensuring that activities carried out in the Commercial Zones and Industrial Zones at Tauriko avoid the creation of cumulative adverse effects on residential activities in the surrounding area.

4E.1.1.3 Policy – Rural Noise and Disturbance

Recognising that Rural Zones are a working environment and that noise generated in Rural Zones is consistent with the type of rural land uses that could be reasonably expected to occur in that zone.

4E.1.1.4 Policy – Airport and Port Noise

By providing for the day-to-day operations of airport and port activities through recognising their specific noise generating characteristics, while ensuring that noise does not adversely affect the amenity of surrounding land uses.

4E.1.2 Objective – Reverse Sensitivity

To avoid noise-sensitive activities where they will be located in existing high-noise environments and the adverse effects of that noise cannot be reasonably mitigated.

4E.1.2.1 Policy – Reverse Sensitivity: Residential Activities in Commercial Zones

By ensuring that residential activities provided for in the Commercial Zone are acoustically designed and constructed to mitigate noise received from non-residential activities in that zone.

4E.1.2.2 Policy – Reverse Sensitivity: Activities in Proximity to the Port, Rail Network and Airport

By ensuring that the location of noise-sensitive activities, and extensions to those activities, are managed or avoided where they are likely to be situated in a location that could affect the day-to-day operations of port and airport activities or the rail network through reverse sensitivity.

4E.1.2.3 Policy – Reverse Sensitivity: Residential Dwellings in proximity to the Strategic Road Network (excluding secondary arterial roads) or a New Zealand Transport Agency designation

By ensuring that new residential dwellings or extensions and alterations to existing residential dwellings are designed or located in a way that avoids or mitigates adverse reverse sensitivity effects on the strategic road network (excluding secondary arterial roads).

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