4.7 Rules - Specific Standards - All Residential Zones

This section is subject to the following plan change- Proposed Plan Change 6- Regulatory Efficiency and Effectiveness Plan Change

​​​​​4.7.1 Ancillary Residential Unit

​a) A maximum of one ancillary residential unit per site.​
b)​ Maximum gross floor area of 60m².​
c)​ The outdoor living area shall not be included as part ​​of the outdoor living area provided for the principal residential building on site.​

4.7.2 Childcare Facility

​a) The activity shall not be part of a multipl​e residential unit development.
b)​ The activity shall be located on a front, corner or through site.​
c)​ The activity shall have a maximum gross floor area of all buildings of 250m2.

4.7.3 Community Centres, Tertiary and Specialised Training Facilities, Schools and Places of Worship

​a) Gross floor area of all buildings​ Maximum 250m2
b)​ Hours of operation ​ 0700 to 2200 hours​
c)​ Additional hours for special  event (maximum 1 per calendar year)​ 2200 to 0200 hours​
​d) The display or storage of materials, except for permitted signage, shall not be visible from outside the site.

4.7.4 Dairies

​a) Gross floor area of retail Maximum 100m2
b)​ Hours of operation ​ 0700 to 2200 hours​
c)​ Building setback from side or rear boundaries Mi​nimum 5m

4.7.5 Home-based Businesses

a)​ For the avoidance of doubt, if an activity does not comply with all of the standards specified, it is not a home-based business. Home-based businesses shall: ​
i.​ Employ no more than 2 people, one of whom must reside on the site on a permanent basis.
ii.​ Not exceed 30% of the total gross floor area of buildings on the site.​
iii.​ Not generate​ any trips by a heavy motor vehicle.​
iv.​ Not generate vehicle trips or pedestrian traffic between 2000 to 0800 hours.​
v.​ Not display any indication of the activity from outside the site including the display or storage of materials, except for permitted signs.​
vi.​ Retail only those goods which have been manufactured, repaired, renovated or otherwise produced on the site.​
vii.​ Not create electrical interference with television and radio sets or other types of receivers in adjacent residential units.​
viii.​ Not generate nuisances, including smoke, noise, dust, vibration, glare, and other noxious or dangerous effects – these shall be measured at the boundaries of the site.​
ix.​ Have only one sign with a maximum area of 0.6m², a maximum dimension of 1m and having no part higher than 2m above the adjacent ground level. The sign must be attached to either a fence, wall or building.​

4.7.6 Managed Care Facilities

a) Within one calendar month of its occupancy, the Agency/person(s) responsible for the Managed Care Facility shall provide the residents of the properties adjoining the site and Council’s Planning Department a written information pack. The information pack shall include an overview of the Agency and the range of services provided (if relevant), and the type of care and programs to be provided within the Managed Care Facility and shall include the following.​
i.​ Proposed nu​mber of residents.​
ii.​ The anticipated number of visitors to the site per week and daily visiting hours.​
iii.​ Anticipated full time equivalent staff at the facility.​
iv.​ Regular and emergency contact details to enable prompt and effective contact if necessary.​
v.​ The policies for the management of possible emergency situations including the management of neighbour relations in an emergency situation.​
b) The outdoor living area shall be provided communally which shall comprise:​
i.​ At least 15m² per resident in the General Residential Zone.​
ii.​ At least 12m2 per resident in the Residential Intensification Zone.​
iii.​ A minimum dimension of not less than 4m.​
iv.​ An area capable of containing a 6m diameter circle.​
v.​ At least 60% at ground level, and any outdoor living space that is not at ground level is provided on upper floor decks wider than 1m.​
​vi.​Comprise not more than 35% impermeable surface area.
​vii.​For the exclusive use of the residents.
​viii.​Readily accessible for all residents.
​ix.​Free of driveways, manoeuvring areas, parking spaces, accessory buildings and service areas.
c) A service area shall be provided that has:​
i.​ A minimum area of 20m² with a minimum dimension of 3m.​
ii.​ In cases where a fully equipped laundry (washing and drying machines) is provided, then the service area can be reduced to a minimum of 16m² with a minimum dimension of 2m.​
d)​ Staff providing supervision for managed care facilities accommodating eight or more residents shall be present on site at all times that residents are in occupation.​
e) No part of any site or premises used as a managed care facility shall contain a secure unit.​

4.7.7 Relocated Buildings

a) Any relocated building intended for use as a dwelling (excluding previously used accessory buildings) must have previously been designed, built and used as a dwelling.​
b)​ A building inspection report shall accompany the application for a building consent. That report is to identify all reinstatement works ​​that are to be completed to the exterior of the building.​
c)​ All reinstatement work required by the building inspection report and the building consent to reinstate the exterior of any relocated dwelling shall be completed within six months of the building being delivered to the site. Reinstatement work is to include connections to all infrastructure services and closing in and ventilation of the foundations.​
d)​ The proposed owner of the relocated building must certify that the reinstatement work will be completed within the six month period.​

4.7.8 Show Homes

​a) Shall be staffed by a maximum number of two staff at any time.​
b)​ Shall be located on a front, corner or through site.​
c)​ Shall have a m​aximum activity duration of two years from the time of first occupation.​

4.7.9 Rest Homes

​a) Maximum occupancy shall be 10 residents (including live-in staff).
b)​ The maximum density for rest homes shall be:
i.​ One person per 75m² of net site area in the General Residential Zone; or
ii.​ One person per 40m² of net site area in the Residential Intensification Zone; or
iii. One person per 50m² of net site area in the Medium-Density Residential Zone.
c)​ An outdoor living area shall be provided that:
i.​ Is ​​for the exclusive use of the residents.
ii.​ Is readily accessible to all residents.
iii.​ Is free of driveways, manoeuvring areas, parking spaces, accessory buildings and service areas.
iv.​ Has a maximum area of impermeable surfaces not exceeding 60% of the outdoor living area.
d)​  The outdoor living area shall be provided communally which shall comprise:
i.​ At least 12m2 per resident.
ii.​ A minimum dimension of not less than 4m.
iii. At least capable of containing a 6m-diameter circle.​
iv.​ At least 60% provided at ground level, and any outdoor living space that is not at ground level is provided on upper floor decks wider than 1m.​
e)​ A service area shall be provided with areas and dimensions as follows:
i.​ Minimum area of 20m².​
ii.​ Minimum dimension of 3m.​
iii.​ Provided that where a fully equipped laundry (both washing and drying machines) is provided in rest home, then the service area can be reduced to a minimum of 16m² with a minimum dimension of 2m.​

4.7.10 Visitor Accommodation Outside of the Visitor Facilities Area

​a) Maximum occupancy for visitor accommodation shall be 12 guests.​
b)​ Visitor ​​accommodation shall not provide for the sale of liquor through an ancillary facility such as a bar or a restaurant.​
 
4.7.11 Integrated Residential Development

 
a)Minimum site area of 2000m².​
b)​No more than 20% of residential units shall be in the form of apartments.
​c)​Required to undertake a Water Impact Assessment, as described in Volume 2, Appendix 1.2.2.5.​

Page reviewed: 19 May 2020 11:00am