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Tauranga City Plan

7D.1  Objectives and Policies for Heritage Trees

Updated 9 September 2013

7D.1.1 Objective - Heritage Trees

The factors, values and associations that define the City's heritage trees are identified and protected.

7D.1.1.1 Policy - Identification of Heritage Trees

By identifying and assessing heritage trees to the extent that they contain the factors, values and associations listed in 7A.1.1.1 - Policy - Identification of Historic Heritage.

7D.1.1.2 Policy - Protecting Heritage Trees

By protecting the particular factors, values and associations of a heritage tree from inappropriate subdivision, use and development by assessing:

  1. The need for emergency removal;
  2. The extent that any proposed maintenance will adversely affect the health of the tree and the surrounding landscape character;
  3. The potential adverse effects of the activity on the health of the tree, and the nature and extent of any proposed activities to be undertaken within the drip-line of the tree.

7D.1.1.3 Policy - Removal of a Heritage Tree

By restricting the removal of a heritage tree, to ensure there are no adverse effects resulting from:

  1. The loss of cultural values and heritage values on a local, regional or national scale;
  2. The loss of any surrounding landscape character, particularly where the tree is also registered as a notable tree.

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emergency removal

heritage tree

landscape character

notable tree


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