16.1 Purpose

​​​​​a)​ Community facilities include places of worship, schools and community houses.  Community facilities are an essential component of the urban environment and contribute significantly to quality of life. The intent of the Community F​​​acilities Zone is to provide for the development and operation of a range of community facilities while protecting local amenity.​
b)​ Not all community facilities are in the Community Facilities Zone. Many small facilities are suitably catered for in other zones, for example small childcare centres in Residential Zones and community centres in Open Space Zones.​
c)​ Some community facilities, for example schools, are established and operated through designations. When considering a notice of requirement for a designation, Council must consider the effects on the environment of allowing the requirement, having particular regard to the District Plan.
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