​​10.5        Rules – Specific Standards

10.5.1    Inland Port Community Liaison Committee​

​a)​A Community Liaison Committee (CLC) shall be established by the Inland Port Owner at least three months prior to the application under Rule 3.7.4.2 Land Development Consent for the first stage of the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) and Sub Area B (Logistics) to the north of the East Coast Main Trunk railway. The first meeting shall take place at least two months prior to an application being made and a minimum of two meetings shall be held prior to an application being made. 
​b)Once the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) and Sub Area B (Logistics) to the north of the East Coast Main Trunk railway are operational, the Inland Port Operator shall maintain and participate in the CLC, and the Inland Port Land Owner shall have no further obligations in respect to the CLC, except as set out in Rule 10.5.1f), although is entitled to participate.
​c)The purpose of the CLC shall be to provide a forum of ongoing consultation between the Inland Port Land Owner/Port Operator and owners and occupiers of properties on Ryburn Road, Percival Road and Brighton Grove concerning all staged development in the Inland Port (Sub Area A) and Logistics (Sub Area B) north of East Coast Main Trunk railway as defined in Figure 2-14 Ruakura Structure Plan – Land use (Appendix 2), and to consider the following matters:
​i.Landscape planting plans required under Rule 10.5.4 and as submitted with any application under Rule 3.7.4.2 Land Development Consent.
​ii.The matters included in the Noise and Vibration Management Plan under Rule 10.5.2.
​iii.Inland Port operational matters.
​iv.The timing of, and proposals for, Inland Port staging, future road closures and alternative access.
​d)​ ​The CLC shall operate in accordance with the requirements set out in (i) to (iv) below:
​i.The CLC shall comprise of but is not limited to, the following members:
•  Inland Port Land Owner (up to 2 members) (prior to the commencement of the Inland Port operation).
•  The Inland Port Operator (up to 2 members) (following the commencement of the Inland Port operation).
•  Hamilton City Council (up to 1 member).
•  Owners and occupiers of properties on Ryburn Road, Percival Road and Brighton Grove (up to 2 members).
​ii.The Inland Port Land Owner (and following the establishment of the Inland Port, the Inland Port Operator) shall be responsible for convening the meetings of the CLC and shall cover the direct and reasonable costs of running those meetings.
​iii. Meetings of the CLC shall be convened at least three times during a calendar year, unless a lesser number is otherwise agreed by the CLC.
​iv.​Neither the Inland Port Land Owner nor the Port Operator shall be in breach of Rule 10.5.1 if the meeting has been convened but any one or more of the named members of the CLC above either do not wish to participate in the CLC or do not attend particular meetings, or if a quorum comprising 3 members has not been reached.
e)The Inland Port Owner or Inland Port Operator shall:
​i.Nominate a representative to act as a liaison person for the CLC.
​ii.Establish meeting protocols by agreement with other members of the CLC.
​iii.Provide a meeting agenda and sufficient information to CLC members at least one week in advance of each CLC meeting to allow meaningful discussion on matters on the agenda. The Inland Port Owner or Inland Port Operator shall include any relevant matter that other members of the CLC request be included, subject to notice being given at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
​iv.Keep minutes of each meeting and circulate a copy to the members of the CLC no later than one week after the meeting.
​v.Provide the results of all noise monitoring undertaken since the last meeting, the details of any exceedances of the noise limits, and the details of any complaints received.
​f)In the event of disputes arising between the owners and occupiers of properties on Ryburn Road, Percival Road and Brighton Grove and/or the Hamilton City Council and the Inland Port Operator, the Inland Port Owner shall attend a CLC meeting upon the reasonable request of any member of the CLC to seek to resolve the dispute.
​g)The CLC may be discontinued if a minimum 75% majority of the CLC vote that it is no longer necessary. For clarity, this percentage shall be based on either the Inland Port Owner or the Inland Port Operator being a member of the CLC, not both.
​h)In the event that, based on complaints received and/or monitoring undertaken, Hamilton City Council has reasonable grounds to show that the night-noise limits set out in Rule 25.8.3.13 are being exceeded in other residential areas than the Percival/Ryburn Road enclave, they may require the Inland Port Owner to invite up to two representatives of such areas to join the CLC. 

10.5.2    Noise Management

a)Noise shall be managed in accordance with an approved Noise and Vibration Management Plan.

10.5.3    Container Repair Activities

a)No container repair activities that generate sudden loud noises shall be carried out between 1800 and 0700 hours.

10.5.4    Landscape Screening

10.5.4.1 Inland Port Stage One (West of Percival Road)

a)Prior to the operation of the first stage of the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) to the west of Percival Road, a 5m wide band of screen planting, shown as “Landscape Planting 12m high” on Figure 2-17/1, shall be planted:
​i. ​along the northern boundary west of Percival Road;
​ii.​on the site along the boundary of Percival Road; and
iii.​east of Percival Road
​The Landscape Buffer Planting shall provide screening of the Inland Port Stage 1 from Ryburn Road (including screening any required noise barrier). The planting shall be planted with quick growing tree species that can be maintained at a height of no less than 12m for the full length of the boundary. Where the planting is located within the Transpower yard or corridor this planting shall be maintained at a maximum of 12m in height, except in that area limited to 3m high as detailed on Figure 2-17/1.

10.5.4.2 Inland Port Stage Two (Following Closure of Percival Road)

a)​Unless the full Landscape Buffer Planting is provided as required by rule 10.5.4.3 below, the development of any additional land within the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) following the closure of Percival Road, will be subject to the Landscape Buffer Planting being extended as shown on Figure 2-17/2 and any redundant Stage 1 planting removed and shall be planted with quick growing tree species that can be maintained at a height of no less than 12m for the full length of the boundary. Where the planting is located within the Transpower yard or corridor, this planting shall be maintained at a maximum of 12m in height except in that area limited to 3m high as detailed on Figure 2-17/1. The Landscape Buffer Planting shall provide screening of the Inland Port Stage 1 from Ryburn Road (including screening any required noise barrier)

10.5.4.3  Inland Port Stage Three Future Inland Port Extension (Following Closure of Realigned  Ruakura Road)

a)
​Prior to the extension of inland port activities into the Future Inland Port Extension Area within the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) the Landscape Buffer Planting shall be provided along the full length of the northern boundary at widths of 5m to 20m as shown as “Landscape Buffer Planting 12m high” on Figure 2-17/3 and any redundant interim planting removed. The Landscape Buffer Planting shall be planted with suitable quick growing tree species that can be maintained thereafter to the planting heights shown on Figure 2-17/3 and shall provide screening of the Inland Port (Sub Area A (Inland Port)) from Ryburn Road (including screening any required noise barrier). Where the required planting heights over the 1m or 3m sections of Landscape Buffer Areas cannot be met due to the requirements of the Electricity (Hazards from Trees) Regulations 2003, alternative screen planting that achieves a height of 4m shall be provided on 111 Percival Road (Lot 2, DPS 77458) either:
​i. ​Along its southern boundary adjacent to and at an equivalent length; or
​ii.​Along its eastern boundary northwards from Percival Road to a point at the intersection of Brighton Grove.
Provided that, in either case, a sufficient gap for access shall be ensured through that land.

If the Ham-Whu A Transmission line is moved and no longer constitutes a constraint the landscape screening shall be planted with quick growing tree species that can be maintained at a height of no less than 12m for the full length of the boundary.

 

10.5.4.4 Landscape Buffer Area  (North of East Coast Main Trunk railway)

​a) ​A Buffer Area outlined in Appendix 2 Figure 2-14 Ruakura Structure Plan – Land Use (Appendix 2) and Appendix 17 Planning Maps shall be provided in accordance with the rule below.
​b) The Buffer Area (as indicated in Figure 10.5.4.3a below) shall have been planted no later than the end of the 2020 planting season and is to include:
i.​Retention of the existing plane trees (and planting of additional trees to fill the gaps) and replacement planting where necessary;
ii.​On the boundary of Landscape Buffer Area (i.e. the furtherest from Percival Road) a dense evergreen hedge to no less than 12m in height;
iii.​A 15m setback consisting of an informal band of indigenous vegetation to provide understory planting between the hedge and the road boundary for the full length of Percival Road;
​iv.​A 10m building setback within the relevant Ruakura Logistics Zone from the edge of the 15m indigenous vegetation outlined in 10.5.4.3 b) iii. above.

​c)

​No vehicle access is to be provided to any site through the 15m landscaped width of the Buffer Area identified in b)ii and iii above and no car parking is permitted within this section of the buffer. Any departure of this rule c) is to be considered as a non-complying activity (see 10.3bb)
​d)Undertaking the planting required by this rule does not require consent for Land Development under rule 3.7.4.2 however the landscaped area shall be included in the Land Development Plan for the adjoining area.
 
Figure 10.5.4.3a: Landscape Buffer Area


 

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