Updated 11 September 2018
Built heritage in the context of the Plan refers to buildings and their sites, structures, monuments and objects with a predominant association to the European settlement of the Tauranga area. Built heritage items afforded special protection by the Plan are identified within Appendix 7A: Register of Built Heritage which identifies what the item is, where it is located, whether it has a New Zealand Historic Places Trust classification and its heritage value on a national (Category A), regional (Category B) or local scale (Category C). An important principle supported by the Plan is that the original elements of a building (exterior or interior) are intrinsic to the design, architectural period, use of materials, technology, and character of a heritage building.
The built heritage provisions recognise these values by ensuring they are given appropriate consideration through subdivision, use and development. Those items that have been given a Category A or Category B classification will be most sensitive to change and so it is important that their values are afforded a higher level of protection. It is important to note that these categorisations do not reflect any significance or value to Maori where that significance or value may exist.
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