1.4.2 Residential Design Guide (Residential and Special Character Zones)
a) Apartment buildings
c) Third and subsequent single dwellings per site
e) Integrated Residential Developments.
As noted within the section 1.3.3 B Design and Layout, if an activity is a Restricted Discretionary Activity solely to Design and Layout matters and there is a relevant design guide; then the activity should seek to address the outcomes sought in the design guide as a priority over any other criteria in section 1.3.3 B.
220.127.116.11 How to use the Design Guidelines
18.104.22.168 Site Size and Dimensions
22.214.171.124 Interface Between Public and Private Land
b) To achieve this, the following aspects need to be considered:
- Where possible, ensure units have a public front and a more private side or rear.
- Promote a clear definition between public, semi-private and private spaces through the use of design features which may include low boundary walls and landscaping as appropriate.
- Avoid bland, featureless elevations, high blank walls and non-permeable fencing.
- Where possible, orientate habitable rooms, balconies and entrances towards the public space (including transport corridors - refer Figure 1.4.2b, c and d).
126.96.36.199 Building Orientation and Siting
188.8.131.52 Access, Garages and Parking
184.108.40.206 External Appearance
220.127.116.11 Landscaping and Vegetation
18.104.22.168 Acoustic Amenity
22.214.171.124 Service Areas
126.96.36.199 Water Efficiency
188.8.131.52 Integrated Residential Developments
In addition to the above design guidelines, the following should be considered when preparing and assessing a resource consent application for an integrated residential development:
a) Developments should be designed to minimise adverse impacts on neighbouring sites, the streetscape and the character of the area.
b) This includes, where applicable, consideration of building height and the impact on views and vistas to and from the site and the natural landform.
c) The built form should be residential in nature and scale and where possible avoid excessive repetition of architectural styles.
d) As much as possible, developments should have a unique identity and sense of place whilst respecting the character of the surrounding context.
e) Developments should be designed in a way that provides an appropriate level of on-site amenity through the use of landscaping and communal open space, building placement and maintaninance of privacy.
f) Access arrangements should be carefully considered, including the provision of rear access lanes and ensuring garages do not visually dominate.
g) Developments should ensure an integrated service space is provided and that it is easily accessible.