i. Definitions and Terms (1.1)
• Acronyms Used in the District Plan (1.1.1)ii. Information Requirements (1.2)
This section lists and defines the acronyms used throughout the District Plan.
• Definitions Used in the District Plan (1.1.2)
This section lists and defines words and phrases that are used throughout the District Plan.
Information requirements list information that must be provided with a resource consent application. Included is a list of generic information as well as specific information required for identified activities.iii. Assessment Criteria (1.3)
• Guide to Using the Criteria (1.3.1)iv. Design Guides (1.4)
This section provides a guide as to how the District Plan Assessment Criteria Section works.
• Controlled Activities – Matters of Control (1.3.2)
This section contains the matters of control for identified controlled activities.
• Restricted Discretionary, Discretionary and Non-Complying Assessment Criteria (1.3.3)
This section contains assessment criteria under subject headings that relate to the ‘Matters of Discretion’ for Restricted Discretionary activities. Discretionary and Non-Complying Activities will use this criteria where relevant for preparing an application with specific reference to the general criteria in A2.
This section contains design guides which Council may consider to assess the effects of any activity requiring consent as a restricted discretionary, discretionary activity or non-complying activity. These are cross referenced from Appendix 1.3.v. Other Methods of Implementation (1.5)
This section lists other methods to achieve the District Plan objectives and policies. vi. Existing Use Rights
To show existing use rights apply, one must prove to Council that the activity was legally established, that the effects generated will be the same or similar in character, intensity and scale to those which existed when the activity was established, and that the activity has been continuous.
g) Planning Maps
A separate volume contains planning maps that spatially define zones and features referred to within this text volume. The planning maps identify:
ii. Designation boundaries.
iii. Features (including scheduled heritage buildings and sites, significant trees, significant natural areas, natural hazard areas, high voltage transmission corridors and character areas).
iv. Rototuna, Rotokauri, Peacocke and Ruakura Structure Plans (including boundaries, staging and land-use).
v. Transport Corridor Hierarchy Plan and proposed road closures.
vi. Hamilton Airport Obstruction Limitation Surface.
h) Section 32 Report
Justification for objectives, policies and rules is contained in the Section 32 Report
which is a separate document that accompanies the District Plan.