25.6.4 Rules - Specific Standards

​​​25.6.4.1 Residential, Special Character, Future Urban and Community Facilities Zones

a) For any activity in any Residential or Special Character Zones, or the Future Urban or Community Facilities Zones, th​e spill of light from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) on to any other site shall not exceed 3 lux (horizontal and vertical) when measured or calculated at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site.​

25.6.4.2 Open Space Zones

​a)
Light spill from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) used in Open Space Zo​​nes shall comply with the following standards.​
Location of light source (site in Open ​Space Zone)
Where measured
Standard
i. 
S​port and Recreation, Neighbourhood, and Natural Open Space Zones
Measured horizontally or vertically, at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site
Maximum 3 lux
ii. 
​Destination Open Space Zone
Measured horizontally or vertically, at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site, except as stated in iii below
Maximum 10 lux
iii. 
​Destination Open Space Zone
Measured horizontally or vertically, at points 1.5m within the boundary of any site in the Community Facilities Zone and Future Urban Zone or any Residential, Special Character or other open space zones 
Maximum 3 lux

25.6.4.3 Major Facilities Zone and Knowledge Zone

a) The spill of light from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) in the Major Facilitie​s Zone and Knowledge Zone on to any other site in any Residential, Special Character, Open Space, Community Facilities or Future Urban Zones, shall not exceed 3 lux (horizontal and vertical) when measured at points 1.5m within the boundary of the other site, except as provided for in Rule 25.6.4.3(c) and 25.6.4.3(d).​
b)​ The spill of light from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) in the Major Facilities Zone and Knowledge Zone on to any other site in any zone not specified in Rule 25.6.4.3a shall not exceed 10 lux (horizontal and vertical) when measured at points 1.5m within the boundary of the other site, except as provided for in Rule 25.6.4.3(c) and 25.6.4.3(d).​
c) Seddon Park​
i.​ The flood lights shall not be used at more than 29 night-time events per year.​
ii.​
The lights on the lighting towers shall not be used after:
  • 2230 Monday to Thursday inclusive
  • 2300 Friday to Sunday inclusive​
However, the lights may remain on for the purpose of crowd dispersal for a period of up to one hour after the event or one hour after the time specified above, whichever is the earlier. Except on New Year’s Eve when flood lights may be used for crowd dispersal up to 0030 on the following day (January 1).
iii.​ The level of lighting from Seddon Park shall not exceed 100 lux at all property boundaries.​
d) Waikato Stadium​
i.​ The flood lights shall not be used at more than 35 night-time events per year.​
ii.​
The lights on the lighting towers shall not be used after:
  • 2230 Monday to Thursday inclusive
  • 2300 Friday to Sunday inclusive
However, the lights may remain on for the purpose of crowd dispersal for a period of up to one hour after the event or one hour after the time specified above, whichever is the earlier.​
iii.​ The level of lighting from Waikato Stadium shall not exceed 100 lux at all property boundaries.​

25.6.4.4 All Other Zones

a) ​​The spill of light from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) on to any other site shall not exceed 10 lux (horizontal and vertical) when measured or calculated at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site. In the case of contiguous sites held in the same ownership for the same activity, the spill of light shall be measured or calculated at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site beyond the boundary of the land holding.​
b)​ The spill of light from artificial lighting (excluding street and navigation lights and traffic signals) on to any site in the Residential, Special Character, Open Space, Community Facilities or Future Urban Zones shall not exceed 3 lux (horizontal and vertical) when measured or calculated at points 1.5m within the boundary of any other site so zoned.​
 
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