25.7.7 Restricted Discretionary Activities: Matters of Discretion and Assessment Criteria

​​​​a) In determining any application for resource consent for a restricted discretionary activity, Council shall have regard to the matters referenced below, to which Council has restricted the exercise of its discretion.​ Assessment Criteria within Volume 2, Appendix 1.3 provide for assessment of applications as will any relevant objectives and policies. In addition, when considering any Restricted Discretionary Activity located within the Natural Open Space Zone, Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area, or Significant Natural Area, Council will also restrict its discretion to Waikato River Corridor or Gully System Matters (see the objectives and policies of Chapter 21:  Waikato River Corridor and Gully Systems).

Activity Specific​ Matter of Discretion and Assessment Criteria Reference Number
(Refer to Volume 2, Appendix 1.3.3​)​
​i​Electricity Transmission - upgrading of existing above-ground lines and support structures
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
ii.​ Electricity distribution – new above-ground single-pole lines and support structures​
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
iii.​ Electricit​​y distribution – upgrading of existing above-ground lines and support structures​
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
iv.​ Telecommunications – new above-ground single-pole structures and associated telecommunication lines​
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
v.​ Telecommunications – cabinet​ in Open Space Zones and Special Character Zones (except within the Peacocke Character Zone)
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
vi.​ Telecommunications – facilities in the Transport Corridor Zone within an area having historic heritage values or visual amenity values as identified in Appendix 13​
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
vii.​ Water infrastructure – pump stations and aerial crossings on bridges or structures or over water courses and other depressions​
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
viii.​ Water infrastructure – water supply reservoirs​
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
ix.​ Water infrastructure – stormwater detention, treatment and/or soakage facilities​ to service more than 1 site
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
x.​ Energy – structures associated with the investigation and assessment of potential electricity generation​ from biomass, hydro or geothermal resources
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
xi.​ Energy – solar panels and solar heating systems for the purposes of serving more than one site​
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
xii.​ Energy – Temporary diesel-fuelled generation activities in all Zones
  • B – Design and Layout
  • E – Heritage Values and Special Character
  • F – Hazards and Safety
  • I – Network Utilities and Transmission
xiii.In the Ruakura Logistics Zone, unloading and loading of containers, stacking containers, container stacks, operation of mobile plant associated with these activities in the National Grid Corridor

•  N - Ruakura​

xiv.In the Ruakura Logistics Zone, crossings for Mobile Plant as defined in NZECP 34:2001 (does not apply to the movement of containers on trucks or trains) in the National Grid Yard.

•  N - Ruakura​

xv.In the Ruakura Logistics Zone, light towers, walls and fences greater than 2.5 metres high in the National Grid Yard and National Grid Corridor. ​

•  N - Ruakura


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