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Tauranga City Plan

6A.4  Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules

Updated 9 September 2013

The following are Restricted Discretionary Activities:

  1. Any Permitted Activity that does not comply with one or more of the Permitted Activity Rules;
  2. Any activity listed as Restricted Discretionary in Table 6A.1.

6A.4.1 Restricted Discretionary Activity - Standards and Terms

Note: Any activity that does not comply with Rule 6A.4.1 – Restricted Discretionary Activity – Standards and Terms shall be considered a Discretionary Activity.

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

  1. A qualified landscape architect shall prepare a landscape and visual assessment for any application for resource consent within any outstanding natural features and landscapes plan area, or important amenity landscapes plan area;
  2. The assessment shall have particular regard to the factors, values and associations that make the feature or landscape outstanding or important, or contribute to its character and amenity in accordance with Appendix 6A: Outstanding Natural Features and Landscapes or Appendix 6B: Important Amenity Landscapes.

6A.4.2 Restricted Discretionary Activity - Matters of Discretion and Conditions

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 values and whether retention of indigenous and exotic vegetation, reinstatement of indigenous vegetation or provision of new indigenous planting is required;
  6. Whether the proposed activity, building or structure will adversely affect the factors, values and associations of a specific landscape feature and whether retention of specific landscape features or reinstatement of those features is required;
  7. In addition to a. to f. above for the harvesting of forestry in existence at the notification of the Plan, the following shall apply:
    1. Techniques to ensure that the existing formation of the dunal system prior to harvesting is retained;
    2. Requirements for mitigation planting to retain the existing formation of the dunal system following harvesting;
    3. Requirements for remediation of the dunal system once the forest is harvested.

6A.4.3 Non-Notification

Any application for a resource consent made under Rule 6A.4 - Restricted Discretionary Activity Rules shall not be notified, or served on affected persons.


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