11.4 Rules - General Standards

​​​​​​11.4.1 Permitted Activities

​​Permitted activities listed in Table 11.3 shall:
a) Comply with​ the general standards in Rule 11.4 and, where relevant, the specific standards in Rule 11.5,​ and​
b) Comply with Rules 3.7.4.1, 3.7.4.2, 3.7.4.3, 3.7.4.4, 3.7.4.5 and 3.7.5 in Chapter 3: Structure Plans

11.4.2 All Other Activities

​​All activities listed in Table 11.3, other than permitted activities, shall:
a) Comply with the general standards in Rule 11.4 and, where relevant, the specific standards in Rule 11.5,
b) Comply with Rules 3.7.4.1, 3.7.4.2, 3.7.4.3, 3.7.4.4, 3.7.4.5 and 3.7.5 in Chapter 3: Structure Plans, and
c) Be assessed against the assessment criteria in Rule 11.6 and 11.7 and Section 1.3 of Volume 2, Appendix 1: District Plan Administration – Assessment Matters and Criteria.

11.4.3 Building Setbacks

Building setback from​ Minimum distance
a) Transport corridor boundary – local and collector transport corridors 5m​
b) Transport corridor boundary – arterial transport corridors 15m​
c) Waikato Expressway (Designation E90a)
40m from the edge of the expressway designation for noise sensitive activities

15m from designation boundary for other buildings​
d) Any boundary adjoining any Open Space Zone8m​
e)Other boundaries 0m​
f) Any boundary adjoining a Residential Zone 40m​

11.4.4 Building Height

​a) Maximum building height ​ 20m​
b)​ Maximum container stacking height​ 6m​

11.4.5 Height in Relation to Boundary

a) No part of a building may penetrate a height control plane rising at an angle of 45 degrees (except for the southern boundary where it is measured at 28 degrees) starting at an elevation of 3m above the boundary of any adjoining Residential, Special Character or Open Space Zones (refer to Figure 11.4.5b).

Figure 11.4.5b: Height control plane for boundaries adjoining any Residential, Special Character or Open Space Zones

 Height control plane diagram

11.4.6 Site Coverage

Maximum 75%.

11.4.7 Site Landscaping

​a) In addition to the requirements for planting and buffer strips, 20% of the site area shall be landscaped. This requirement may be reduced to 10% of each site where:
i.​ The reduction in landscaping is used for car parking purposes.​
ii.​ Such car parking is designed in such a way as to be substantially hidden from view from the road and adjoining properties by either:​
1.​ Excavation​
2.​ Mounding​
3.​ Landscape planting or ​
4.​ A combination of one or more of the foregoing, so as to be visually integrated into the remaining landscaped area.​
iii.​ Except that landscaping shall always be provided for in required yards adjoining public open space reserve vested in Council and stormwater treatment and control areas.
​iv.Front yard fences (other than fencing of side yards to the street front) shall be located at or behind the façade of the building facing the street.

11.4.8 Site Layout

a) No more than 50% of the area between a building on the site (where that building is within 15m of the front boundary) and the front boundary of the site shall be used for car parking and/or vehicle manoeuvring. Rear sites are excluded from this requirement.
b)​ No plant or machinery (including air-conditioning units) relating to the activity shall be placed within any building setback.
​c)Front yards shall not be used for Industrial operational activities (other than access and carparking) or storage areas.
​d)Offices ancillary to industrial buildings shall be located at the front of building and facing the road. On corner sites, offices are only required to face one road.

11.4.9 Interface Standards

​a) No storage, loading or unloading of containers shall take place forward of the front building line of any building fronting a transport corridor or the Waikato Expressway.
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