4.5 Rules - Medium-Density Residential Zone


This section is subject to the following plan change- Proposed Plan Change 2-Te Awa Lakes Private Plan Change​​

​​​​​​​​​4.5.1 Comprehensive Development Plan Process

a) The Medium-Density Residential Zone is divided into a number of Comprehensive Development Plan Areas (as shown in Appendix 3).​ This excludes the Ruakura Structure Plan where Figure 2-16 Ruakura Land Development Plan Areas (Appendix 2) identifies Land Development Plan Areas which are subject to Rules within 3.7.4.2.
b)​ Development in the Medium-Density Residential Zone should only occur once a resource consent for a Comprehensive Development Plan for the whole subject area has been granted by Council (refer to Volume 2, Appendix 1.2.2.8 for what is req​​uired in a Comprehensive Development Plan). However, there are some activities that can occur as Permitted Activities, subject to compliance with relevant standards in Rule 4.6, before the approval of a Comprehensive Development Plan. These are:​
i.​ Maintenance, repair and minor alterations or additions to existing buildings (except heritage buildings in Volume 2, Appendix 8, Schedule 8A: Built Heritage).​
ii.​ Informal recreation and ancillary buildings.​
iii.​ Residential activities.​
iv.​ Temporary activities.​
v.​ Demolition or removal of existing buildings (except heritage buildings scheduled in Volume 2, Appendix 8, Schedule 8A: Built Heritage).​
c)​ A Comprehensive Development Plan must be for a whole Comprehensive Development Plan Area as identified in Volume 2, Appendix 3. Activities within an area can proceed on a staged basis if stages have been defined as part of the consent granted. ​
d)​ Unless otherwise stated, a Comprehensive Development Plan for each area identified requires resource consent as a discretionary activity.
e)​ The activity status of a Comprehensive Development Plan application will be classified as non-complying if one or more activities that form part of the application:
i.​ Are identified as a non-complying activity in column two of the Activity Status Table (refer to Rule 4.5.3), or​
ii.​ Fail to meet one or more of the standards in Rule 4.6 or Rule 4.8.​
f)​ All activities listed in column one of Rule 4.5.3 are non-complying activities in the absence of an approved Comprehensive Development Plan unless the activity is listed as permitted in 4.5.1(b).​

4.5.2 Comprehensive Development Plan Process Once Consent Has Been Granted

a) All development in an area subject to a Comprehensive Development Plan that has been granted consent is authorised. Changes to the conditions of a Comprehensive Development Plan consent will be considered as a discretionary activity under section 127 of the Act, except where the ​​proposed changes involve different scale, intensity or character or extend the scope of the original application, in which case a new Comprehensive Development Plan consent is required (refer to 4.5.2b).​
b)​ For a Comprehensive Development Plan that has been granted consent, any changes in use or changes that involve materially different effects or extend the scope of the original application, will require a new Comprehensive Development Plan consent and will be assessed as the same activity status in the original application for a Comprehensive Development Plan. There are some changes that can occur as permitted activities without the need for a new Comprehensive Development Plan consent, subject to compliance with relevant standards in Rule 4.6. ​
c)​ The activity status of changes in use requiring a new Comprehensive Development Plan consent will be classified as non-complying if one or more activities that form part of the application:​
i.​ Are identified as a non-complying activity in column two (refer to Rule 4.5.3), or​
ii.​ Fail to meet one or more of the standards in Rule 4.6 or Rule 4.8.​
d)See Chapter 3.7.4.2 for Land Development Consent process in Ruakura. The activity status for Land Development Consents is identified in Rule 4.5.4. 

4.5.3 Activity Status Table – Medium-Density Residential Zone (excluding Ruakura) 

Activitie​s
Activity Status for a Comprehensive Development Plan and changes in use once consent has been granted
Note: See Rule 4.5.2(a) for once consent granted
Residential Activities and Structures
D
D​​
D
D
P for changes in use
D
D
g) Maintenance, repair, minor alterations and additions to existing buildings (except heritage buildings scheduled in Volume 2, Appendix 8, Schedule 8A: Built Heritage)
P
D
D
P
D
D
Commercial Activities and Structures
m) Childcare facility 
      i.  up to five children
      ii.  six or more children

D
D
P for changes in use
n) Dairy
D
NC
NC
D
P for changes in use
D
P for changes in use
s) Offices
NC
NC
D
D​
Community Activities and Structures
D
NC
y) Informal recreation and ancillary buildings
P
D
D
bb) School
NC
All Activities and Structures
cc)  Demolition or removal of existing buildings (except heritage buildings scheduled in Volume 2, Appendix 8, Schedule 8A: Built Heritage)
P
D
D
ff) Temporary activities
P
​gg) Any activity not listed above​​NC

Note

1. For activities and buildings in the Electricity National Grid Corridor see Chapter 25.7: City-wide – Network Utilities and the Electricity National Grid Corridor.
 

4.5.4 Activity Status Table – Ruakura Medium-Density Residential Zone

Activitie​s
Activity Status
Land Development Activities (refer Rule 3.7.4.2)
RD*
Residential Activities and Structures
a) Single dwellingP
b) Duplex dwellings and apartments
RD*
c) Maintenance, repair, minor alterations and additions to existing buildings
P​
​d) Managed care facilities​D
​e) Papakainga​RD*
​f) Residential activities​P
​g) Residential centre​D
​h) Rest home​​​D
Commercial Activities and Structures​
i)  Childcare facility for up to five childrenC
j)  Childcare facility for six or more childrenD
​k)  Dairy
C
​l)  Tertiary education and specialised training facility
D
​m)  Health care services
D
​n)  Home-based business
P
o)  Homestay accommodation
P
p)  Places of assembly
D
q)  Show homes
P
r)  Visitor accommodation
D
s) One Integrated Retail Development in accordance with the general location identified on Figure 2.14 Ruakura Structure Plan – Land Use (Appendix 2)RD*
t) One Service Station (fronting Pardoa Boulevard)​D
u)  Community centre
C
v)  General recreation
D
w)  Informal recreation and ancillary buildings
P
​x)  Marae​
D
y)  Places of worship
D
z)  School
D
aa)  Demolition or removal of existing buildings (except heritage buildings)
P
bb)  Relocated buildings
C
​cc)  Emergency service facilities
D
dd)  Temporary activities​
P

4.5.5 Rule – Ruakura Structure Plan Area – Staging

a) Notwithstanding Rule 4.5.1 and 4.5.2, activities listed in 4.5.4 Rules – Activity Status Table – Medium-Density Residential Zone which are undertaken in the Ruakura Structure Plan Area shall 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.​
 

 
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