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5A.6  Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 9 September 2013

The following are Restricted Discretionary Activities:

  1. Any activity that does not comply with one or more of the Permitted Activity Rules;
  2. Any activity listed as Restricted Discretionary in Table 5A.1: Status for Activities Within or Adjoining any Special Ecological Area. 

5A.6.1 Restricted Discretionary Activity - Standards and Terms

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 5A.6.1 – Restricted Discretionary Activity – Standards and Terms shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.

Restricted Discretionary Activities shall comply with the following Standards and Terms:

  1. For any application for resource consent within or adjoining to any Special Ecological Area, a qualified ecologist shall prepare an assessment of the effects of the proposed activity on the ecological values of that Special Ecological Area;
  2. The assessment shall have particular regard to the factors, values and associations that make the area a Special Ecological Area, considering those matters outlined in Appendix 5A: Special Ecological Area (SEA) Register.

5A.6.2 Restricted Discretionary Activity - Matters of Discretion

The Council shall restrict the exercise of its discretion to:

  1. The height, scale, and location of any building, structure, or sign;
  2. The use of materials on the exterior of any building or structure including the use of colour;
  3. The nature, location and extent of any proposed earthworks;
  4. The location and design of access, parking areas, infrastructure and services or fences;
  5. Whether the proposed activity, building or structure will adversely affect the indigenous flora and fauna factors, values and associations and whether retention of indigenous and exotic vegetation, reinstatement of indigenous vegetation or provision of new indigenous planting is required. 

5A.6.3 Non-Notification

Any application for a resource consent made under Rule 5A.6 – Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules shall not be notified, or served on affected persons. 

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