12.4 Rules - General Standards

​​​​​​​12.4.1 Building Setbacks

​a) Any building is set back at least 30m from the bank of the Waikato River.​
b)​ Any b​​uilding is set back at least 6m from the banks of Te Rapa Stream. ​
c)​ Despite the above, a public amenity of up to 25m2 on an esplanade reserve, a public walkway, a water take or discharge structure, or a pump shed are not subject to this rule.​

Building setback (minimum distance)​ ​ ​
i.​ Any building is set back from all site boundaries other than transport corridor boundaries  10m​
ii.​ Any building is set back at from the western side of Te Rapa Road south of the Hutchinson Road intersection​ 30m​
iii.​ Transport corridor boundary – local and collector transport corridors​ 5m​
iv.​ Transport corridor boundary – arterial transport corridors​ 15m
Exception being where:
30m from the western side of Te Rapa Road south of the Hutchinson Road intersection.​​
30m from the eastern side of Te Rapa Road within the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site 
v.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Waikato Expressway (Designation E99 and E99a) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ i.​ 40m from the edge of the expressway carriageway for protected premises and facilities ​
ii.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 15m from designation boundary for other buildings
 except that this setback may be reduced to 10m with the written approval of the relevant roading controlling authority which shall have regard to:​
1.​ The purpose of the setback​
2.​ The location of the designation boundary in relation to the road carriage​
3.​ The impact of the setback on the use and enjoyment of the adjoining land​
4.​ The extent of existing or proposed landscaping within the designation​
5.​ Effects on the Waikato Expressway​
6.​ The record of consultation with the New Zealand Transport Agency outlining any agreed outcomes​​
vi.​ Any boundary adjoining any Residential, Special Character or Open Space Zones ​ 8m​
vii.​ From the bank of the Waikato River ​ 30m
Despite the above, a public amenity of up to 25m2 on an esplanade reserve, a public walkway, a water take or discharge structure, or a pump shed are not subject to this rule ​
viii.​ From the banks of the Te Rapa Stream​ 6m​
ix.​ Other boundaries ​ 0m​

Note

1. See 22.5.6 for setback from the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area.

12.4.2 Building Height

a) Maximum building height​​ 20m except as follows.​
i) In Stag​e 1A and 1B the height of building to be:​
a.​ 25m with a maximum height of 15m over 90% of the site​​
b.​ 50m with a maximum height of 35m over 90% of the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site

12.4.3 Height in Relation to Boundary

a) No part of a b​uilding may penetrate a height control plane rising at an angle of 45 degrees (except for the southern boundary where it is measured at 28 degrees) starting at an elevation of 3m above the boundary of any adjoining Residential, Special Character or Open Space Zones (refer to Figure 12.4.3b).​

 
Figure 12.4.3b: Height Control Plane for Boundaries Adjoining Open Space Zones
 

12.4.4 Site Coverage

a) No maximum.

Note
1.100% building coverage will not be possible given the requirements for permeable area, on-site car parking, vehicle manoeuvring, and landscaping.

12.4.5 Permeable Surfaces

Permeability a​cross the entire site​ Minimum 20%​

12.4.6 Landscaping

Notwithstanding the provisions in Chapter 25.5: City-wide – Landscaping and Screening, within the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone.

a) Parking areas and storage areas adjacent to roads are separated from the roads by a 2m planted strip of land.​
b)​ Land, not subject to an esplanade reserve, within 15m of the bank of the Waikato River is planted with indigenous ​​species of sufficient density to visually screen the activity from the river, except for areas used for water take and discharge structures and associated infrastructure, and access to these.​
c)​ Land within 2m of Te Rapa Road and 5m of the Te Rapa section of the Waikato Expressway is planted with a combination of lawn, indigenous groundcover, shrubs and trees.
d)​ The landscaping requirement set out in (c) above shall be planted with a combination of lawn, indigenous groundcover, shrubs and trees.​

12.4.7 Transportation

Notwithstanding the provisions in Chapter 25.14: City-wide – Transportation, all vehicle access, parking and manoeuvring within the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone shall also comply with:

a) Access, vehicle entrance, parking, loading and manoeuvring space.​
i.​ Stage 1A:
All v​ehicular access is provided via the existing grade separated interchange to Te Rapa Road, and
Access, vehicle entrance crossing, parking, loading, queuing, and manoeuvring space are provided in accordance with Rule 25.14.4.​
ii.​ Stage 1B:
Vehicular access to the stage is provided from either the interchange of the Te Rapa and Ngaruawahia sections of the Waikato Expressway or from Hutchinson Road, and
Access, vehicle entrance crossing, parking, loading, queuing, and manoeuvring space are provided in accordance Rule 25.14.4.​
Note
1. Access, vehicle entrance, parking, loading and manoeuvring space within Stage 1A. Or Stages 1B that does not comply with a condition for a permitted activity in Rule 12.4.7(a) are to be assessed as a restricted discretionary activity.
b) Vehicle movements within Stage 1A:​
i.​ Trip generation shall not exceed 15.4 trips/ha gross land area/peak hour, and​
ii.​ Access(es) from internal roads, entrances, parking, loading and manoeuvring  are in accordance with Rule 25.14.4, and​
iii.​ Access to the arterial and State Highway networks are generally in accordance with the indicative roading pattern shown in the approved Concept Development Consent for the stage.​
c) Vehicle movements within Stage 1B:​
i.​ Trip generation from the entirety of Stage 1B shall not exceed 500 trips/peak hour for service centre activities and/or 15.4 trips/ha gross land area/peak hour for the balance of the 7ha,​
ii.​ Trip generation from the 23ha after 1 January 2021 shall not exceed 15.4 trips/ha gross land area/peak hour, and​
iii.​ Access(es) from internal roads, entrances, parking, loading and manoeuvring shall be Rule Rule 25.14.4​, and​
iv.​ Access to the arterial and State Highway networks are generally in accordance with the indicative roading pattern shown in the approved Concept Development Consent ​for the stage.​
d)​ Vehicle movements in the Deferred Industrial area, excluding Stages 1A and 1B refer to Chapter 25.14: City-wide – Transportation.​
e)​ Vehicle movements onto the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site​ Interchange if the peak hour traffic flows do not exceed the following limits:​
i.​ AM Peak (7.30 – 9.30am)
  • All Ramps – 300 vehicles per hour (vph)​
ii.​ PM Peak (4.00 – 6.00pm)
  • North Bound On-Ramp – 150 vph
  • South Bound Off-Ramp, South Bound On-Ramp, North Bound Off-Ramp – 300 vph​

Note 
1. Vehicle movements within Stage 1A, Stages 1B or onto the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site​ Interchange that do not comply with Rule 12.4.7 are to be assessed as a discretionary activity.

12.4.8 Provisions in Other Chapters

The provisions of the following chapters apply to activities within this chapter where relevant.
Page reviewed: 12 Sep 2016 3:32pm