Industrial land uses are able to establish and operate within the zone in an efficient and effective manner.
Industrial land is used for industrial uses.
Non-industrial uses establish and operate only where they are ancillary to industrial activities, supporting industrial activities, or are consistent with industrial land uses.
Non-industrial uses do not adversely affect the industrial use of the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone, or impact adversely on the strategic role of the Central City as the primary office, retail, and entertainment centre, and the other commercial centres in the City.
The amenity levels of greenfield areas (including Stage 1A) are to be enhanced.
The amenity levels of the existing Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site are to be maintained.
Amenity levels within the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone are improved
through the use of landscaping, screening and setbacks within the interfaces
between the zone and the Waikato Expressway and Te Rapa Road.
Although lower standards of amenity are often characteristic of industrial locations, Plan provisions aim to enable a general improvement in the amenity of the City’s industrial locations. The Te Rapa North Industrial Zone incorporates both greenfield and the existing Dairy Manufacturing Site, and the amenities of both are important to consider. The purpose of this is to create functional and attractive employment areas and to contribute to raising amenity levels within the City generally. Greater emphasis is also placed on ensuring entrances into Hamilton are attractive and contribute to the overall amenity of Hamilton. This will ensure alignment with Hamilton City’s Gateway Policy.
This is to be achieved through resource consent being required for the development of a Concept Development Consent for the specific Stage 1A and 1B area.
Industrial development is consistent with the long-term land use pattern for the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone and occurs in an integrated, efficient and co-ordinated manner.
The development of land in the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone is undertaken to ensure it aligns with the Regional Policy Statement.
Industrial development in the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone occurs in an integrated and coordinated manner that aligns with capacity improvements to the existing reticulated infrastructure (water and wastewater) and roading, or which is in accordance with exemptions from the requirement to connect new development to that infrastructure.
Industrial development in the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone, beyond the first 7ha for Stage 1A is timed to coincide with the availability of all necessary reticulated infrastructure unless an express exception is provided for in this Plan.
Traffic and transportation effects are managed through land use planning, peak traffic generation controls and integrated, multi-modal transport approaches, to ensure industrial development in the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone does not adversely affect the safety and efficiency of the wider roading network.
Concept Development Consents shall be used to manage the nature, scale and intensity of proposed industrial developments, to ensure the efficient provision and use of reticulated infrastructure and associated funding mechanisms aligns with Council’s LTP and planned growth strategies, subject to exceptions provided for in this Plan.
The development of land within Stage 1A is undertaken in a manner which ensures the integrated and efficient development of the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone.
The development of land beyond the areas identified for development in this District Plan shall be avoided until specific district plan provision is made for that development.
Strategically important infrastructure and investment are supported and not compromised by inappropriate land use activities.
A limited area of land in Stage 1A should be developed as a dairy business cluster in conjunction with and complementary to the existing Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site.
Activities allowed within the Te Rapa North Industrial Zone should not give rise to reverse sensitivity effects in relation to existing or future industrial activities.
Investment in the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site as a national and regionally important strategic facility is supported.
The Dairy Manufacturing Site should be recognised for the important benefits it contributes to the community and dairy industrial base for the Waikato.
Subdivision, use and development shall not compromise the ongoing and efficient operation of the Dairy Manufacturing Site.
The Dairy Manufacturing Site, as an integral facility to the agricultural sector of Waikato, shall retain its opportunities for continued use, intensification and expansion.
ongoing development and use of the Te Rapa Dairy Manufacturing Site site shall be
supported through the application of specific provisions to enable buildings
and structures, noise emissions and heavy vehicle movements occur in a manner
to ensure the efficient operation of the Dairy Manufacturing Site.