16.4 Rules - General Standards

​​​​​16.4.1 Site Coverage

​a) Site coverage​ Maxi​​mum 40%​

16.4.2 Density

Activity ​
Net sit​e area
a)​ Residential centres, managed care facilities, papakainga and rest homes​ 50m² minimum per resident​

16.4.3 Building Height

a) Building height​ Maximum 15m​
b)​ Height control plane Angle: 45 degrees
Starting point: 3m​ above the site boundary​
c)​ Where a building is on land that adjoins the General Residential Zone or Special Character Zone:
i. No part of any building shall protrude through a height control plane rising at an angle of 28 degrees between northwest (315 degrees) and northeast (45 degrees), and rising at an angle of 45 degrees in all other directions. This angle is measured from 3m above ground level at all boundaries (see Figure 16.4.3d).
Except that:
ii. Where a boundary adjoins a transport corridor or access, the 45 degree angle applies to that boundary, measured 3m above the boundary (see Figure 16.4.3e).

Figure 16.4.3d:
Height Control Plane for a boundary adjoining a General Residential Zone or Special Character Zone

Figure 16.4.3e: Height Control Plane for boundaries adjoining a Transport Corridor or Access

Height in relation to boundary diagram 

16.4.4 Building Setbacks

Building setback from​ Minimum distance​
a)​ Transport corridor boundary​ 5m​
b)​ Boundary with a Residential or Specia​​l Character Zone ​ 5m​
c)​ All other boundaries​ 3m​
​d)​Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area​​6m (applies to buildings and swimming pools)

Note: Refer to chapter 21 and 22 for objectives and policies relevant to the setback from the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area. ​

16.4.5 Service and Outdoor Areas

Description ​
Mini​mum requirements
a) Service area per site​ i.    At least 10m2
ii.   Capable of containing a 2.5m-diameter circle
iii.  All-weather dust-free surface​
b) Outdoor recreation and amenity space​
i.    At least 10% of net site area
ii.   Free of driveways, manoeuvring areas, parking spaces, accessory buildings and service areas​

16.4.6 Fences and Walls

a) Boundary fences have a maximum height of 1.8m, except as provided below.​
​i. The following design and dimensions apply to fences or walls on boundaries adjoining any Residential or Special Character Zones, or Transport Corridor.​
A.​ Designed/constructed for less than 50% see-through visibility
(e.g. close paling​, masonry, or other opaque material​)
1.2m maximum height​
B. Materials with 50% or more see-through visibility​ 1.8m maximum height​

1. Refer to Figure 16.4.6b for examples of acceptable fencing solutions.
2. Glass, metal bars or louvres are acceptable fence designs to achieve minimum 50% see-through visibility.
Figure 16.4.6b: Examples of acceptable fencing solutions
Examples of acceptable fencing solutions 

16.4.7 Hours of Operation

Day or activity​ ​ Time​
a)​ Sunday to Thursday​ 0700 to 2230 hours​
b)​ Friday an​d Saturday ​ 0700 to 2400 hours​
c)​ These hours of operation may be exceeded for any 24-hour period up to five days per calendar year
d)​ ​​Hours of operation exclude residential activities on site

16.4.8 Residential Buildings – Separation and Privacy

a) Residential buildings shall be setback at least 3m from the nearest part of any other residential building, except:​
i.​ No separation is required between buildings that are attached.​
ii.​ Where window​s are located and designed (including by glazing) to avoid views between rooms in different buildings, separation distance is a minimum of 1.5m.​
b)​ A balcony or window of a habitable room at upper-floor level shall be setback at least 5m from boundaries. This does not apply to a boundary along a road, access way, right-of-way, private way, access lot, or entrance strip less than 6m wide.​

16.4.9 Outdoor Living Area

​a) Each residential unit shall be provided with an outdoor living area that is:​
i.​ For the exclusive use of each residential unit.​
ii.​ Readily accessible from a living area inside the residential unit.​
iii.​ Free of driveways,​ manoeuvring areas, parking spaces, accessory buildings and service areas.​
iv.​ Located on a side of the residential unit which faces north of east or west.​
b)​ Outdoor living areas shall have areas and dimensions as follows:​

Residential units​ Outdoor living area per residential unit​ Shape​
i. Ancillary residential unit​ 12m2 No dimension less than 2.5m​
ii. Communal open space for four or more residential units for the exclusive use of the residential units​ 12m2 Capable of containing a 8m diameter circle.
No dimension less than 4m​.

​c) The communal open space shall serve four or more residential units for the exclusive use of the residential units.​​ Any communal open space shall be optional.​

16.4.10 Provisions in Other Chapters

 The provisions of the following chapters apply to activities within this chapter where relevant.
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